The Food and Drug Administration, facing increased criticism of its regulatory process for gene-edited animals, is mounting a new effort to defend its policies to farmers, researchers and developers, but the industry is backing the Agriculture Department's push to take over some of FDA's oversight role.
Glyphosate registrants defended their products as safe to use in comments submitted this week to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, which issued a report in April saying it could not “rule out” an association between exposure to glyphosate-based products and the risk of cancer.
Pesticide companies and the Center for Food Safety are pleased with a legal settlement that involves canceling 12 neonicotinoid registrations and evaluating the effects of two neonics on endangered species.
The Environmental Protection Agency failed to take into account the risks associated with dicamba before allowing Monsanto's Xtendimax formulation of the herbicide to be used for the 2017 growing season, lawyers for environmental groups and small family farms told a federal appeals court Wednesday.
The Environmental Protection Agency has another two months to complete emissions guidance for animal feeding operations (AFOs), courtesy of an order today from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. EPA now has until Jan. 22 to finalize its guidance for AFOs.
A draft bill circulating on Capitol Hill would exempt pesticide registrations from the Endangered Species Act consultation process, which is designed to ensure that the chemicals do not harm endangered species or their habitat.