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EPA proposes to ban 72 chemicals in pesticides

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has put forward a proposal to remove 72 chemicals from its list of substances that are approved for use as inert ingredients in pesticides.
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Little or no benefit from treating soybean seeds with neonicotinoids, EPA says

There are widely held concerns that neonicotinoid pesticides may have an adverse impact on bees and the EPA is currently reviewing their use.
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Alternative to restricted-use nematicides registered by EPA

A new lower-risk pesticide ingredient for controlling plant parasitic nematodes has been registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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Canadian beekeepers sue pesticide makers

Two manufacturers of crop pesticides are facing a class action lawsuit over claims that their products are causing the deaths of bee colonies.
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Pesticide manufacturer fined for wrongful advertising of prairie dog bait

Milwaukee-based pesticide manufacturer Liphatech, Inc., will have to pay a $738,000 fine for violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
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Chemical companies challenge EU ban on thiamethoxam

Swiss agrochemical company Syngenta is contesting in court the European Commission's decision to ban the use of thiamethoxam, a seed-treatment pesticide.
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EU imposes two-year ban on neonicotinoid pesticides

The use of certain pesticides linked to bee deaths will be banned in the European Union, despite heated debates between member states on the issue, the European Commission (EC) has announced.
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