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  • Writer's pictureKirk Hartley

New Words for the Lexicon: “Agrotoxins” and “Crop Protecttion Chemicals”

Remember when the words in use were "weed killer" or "herbicide" ?

A news article from Brazil makes repeated use of a loaded new term: agrotoxins.The article has a definite view. It bemoans Brazil’s continued use of large amounts of asbestos, and various pesticides banned in the EU and elsewhere.

The counter names/words? "Crop protection chemicals," as used here by a trade group apparently associated with the manufacturers of the chemical products.

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