EPA To Weigh Restrictions On Toxic Pesticide Uses

Law360, New York (January 12, 2012, 1:30 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday it was seeking public comment on requests by Bayer CropScience AG, DuPont Co. and other agricultural companies to stop permitting the use of certain pesticides on almonds, soybeans and grapes.

In a Federal Register notice, the EPA said it would likely grant requests by the companies to amend imidacloprid registrations to delete use on almonds, oxamyl registrations to delete use on soybeans, and methomyl registrations to delete use on grapes.

Imidacloprid is a nicotine-based insecticide commonly applied to food...
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