His publication covers the crop protection industry including pesticides and GM crops. Robert’s major focus is Brazil and Argentina, market movements and regulation changes, and getting first-hand opinions and news from sources in those countries. As well as news, he writes features and conducts interviews.
Robert joined Informa in 2006. Before that he worked as a news reporter on an investment newswire covering UK equities, on a health news publication covering health in the workplace and pharma research, and as staff writer for a US publication in Madrid.
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The Swiss federal office of Agriculture has banned the sale of the fungicide, chlorothalonil, with immediate effect over ground water concerns, national media report.
The Swiss federal office of Agriculture has banned the sale of the fungicide, chlorothalonil, with immediate effect over ground water concerns.
The latest official study of pesticide residues shows the Brazil's food is safe for consumers, the national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, says.
The use and approval of biological pesticides increased markedly in Brazil last year.
Italian agrochemical company Isagro has been granted the first registration of a formulated product based on its fungicide, fluindapyr.
Bayer has set sustainability measures and commitments from 2020.