Dow Strikes Back Against Enviros' Bid To Stop Herbicide

By Juan Carlos Rodriguez (March 13, 2015, 6:25 PM EDT) -- A Dow Chemicals Co. unit on Friday told the Ninth Circuit that environmentalists and health groups may not halt the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's approval of its controversial herbicide for use with genetically modified corn and soybean plants.

The Center for Food Safety, Beyond Pesticides, and the Center for Biological Diversity, among others, have asked the appeals court to stay the EPA's October order approving Dow AgroSciences LLC's Enlist Duo, a proprietary blend of 2,4-D choline and glyphosate, in six Midwestern states for use on crops that Dow engineered in tandem with the herbicide. But Dow said the group's premise for...

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