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EnlistDuo

EPA Wants Dow Pesticide Off the Market

The EPA has asked a federal court to remove Dow AgroSciences’ pesticide Enlist Duo from the market in response to a lawsuit filed by environmental groups. The Dow pesticide contains 2,4-D, a chemical that the Natural Resources Defense Council says has been linked to cancer in “dozens of studies.” NRDC is one … Read more »

Cal EPA to Label Monsanto’s Roundup ‘Carcinogenic’

The California EPA plans to label the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup a chemical “known to cause cancer.” According to a notice of intent published by the California EPA’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, glyphosate, a widely used herbicide, will soon likely be required to carry a warning under … Read more »

Monsanto to France: Roundup Is Safe

Monsanto says it was “surprised” by French environment minister Ségolène Royal’s comments made over the weekend about the sale of its Roundup lawn and garden products. Royal proposed restricting the pesticide to behind-the-counter sales — a system that already exists in several other European countries including Germany. She proposed this in … Read more »

Monsanto crops

Monsanto Pledges 22% GHG Cut from Crop Protection Operations

Monsanto says it will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its crop protection operations by 22 percent (per pound of active ingredient) by 2020. The agribusiness giant announced its new GHG target yesterday as it released its 2014 sustainability report. The company’s crop protection operations include its work as part of … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: EPA Slammed on Chemicals, Printers Demand Waste Regs

At its current rate, the EPA will take over a decade to judge the toxicity of 83 chemicals prioritized for review, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office, FierceGovernment says. The EPA’s pace may even slip, the GAO says, since the agency chose to prioritize chemicals for which it had … Read more »

Monsanto Investigates Mine Water System Leak

Monsanto is investigating the water treatment system at its phosphate mine in southeast Idaho after a holding pond leak dumped millions of gallons of water and sediment into a neighboring wetland. The company reported the March 29 leak to regulators, Oregon Live reports. The water system failure drained some 3 … Read more »