Early Steps Toward Developing US Nanopesticide Policy

Law360, New York (November 26, 2012, 12:52 PM EST) -- The first nanopesticide to be registered in the U.S. received its registration from the authorities last year, and work continues on assessing the potential risks and data needs.

But, gaps in the availability of test guidelines and guidance on issues such as methods to generate data on particle-size distribution means it is still early days in the development of the country’s policy toward such products.

The powerful advantages that the use of nanotechnologies and nano-enabled products offer to agricultural production is expected to lead to greater...
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