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.
The Arkansas State Plant Board voted 10-3 Wednesday to ban dicamba use between April 16 and Oct. 31 next year, a move that was fiercely opposed by Monsanto, which sells dicamba-tolerant seed and a low-volatility dicamba herbicide designed to kill Roundup-resistant weeds.
The latest action in a growing season dominated by dicamba will be in Little Rock today when the Arkansas State Plant Board considers whether to severely restrict use of formulations that contain the volatile herbicide.