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Peru prohibits the registration, importation and commercialization of agricultural pesticides based on phorate

This decision is taken considering that, at the ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention, the pesticide phorate was determined as extremely dangerous and very toxic.

1/14/2021

Agent of the Peruvian Senasa, checking the ingredients of several phytosanitary products.

The Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation of Peru, through Directorial Resolution 002-2021-MIDAGRI-SENASA-DIAIA, prohibited the registration, import, local formulation, distribution, commercialization and use of commercial formulations of agricultural pesticides containing the ingredient active Forate.

This decision is made considering that, at the ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention, the pesticide Forate was determined as extremely dangerous and very toxic. This classification was based on the guidance document for decision-making in which it was indicated that Brazil prohibited its use to prevent risks in agricultural workers, bystanders and the general population.

"After the corresponding analysis, the National Authority for Agrarian Health made this decision as part of a joint effort with other countries to protect human health and the environment from possible damage," said Miguel Quevedo Valle, national head of SENASA.

Forato is a pesticide for agricultural use with insecticidal, acaricidal and nematicidal activity that currently does not have any registered formulation in Peru, nor is it imported, distributed or marketed, so the decision to prohibit it is made preventively.

Like our country, Canada also banned Forate because it concluded that its use poses a high risk to the environment.

"As a responsible alternative with the environment and for the integrated management of pests, from SENASA we promote the use of biological control in the main crops and agricultural valleys of the country to avoid the indiscriminate use of agrochemicals and thus reduce toxic residues in food ”, added Quevedo Valle.


 
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