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Aug 22

Canada proposes continued registration of uniconazole-P

Under the authority of the Pest Control Products Act and based on the evaluation of currently available scientific information, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) is proposing that products containing uniconazole-P are acceptable f

Aug 21

California advances ban on insecticide chlorpyrifos

California regulators on August 14 took formal legal steps to ban a widely used pesticide that had been rescued from elimination by the Trump administration despite links to developmental disorders. The move by the state Environmental Protection Agency

Aug 16

Denmark plans import ban on EU-approved pesticide

Danish minister for food Mogens Jensen, a Social democrat, has instructed the national food administration to prepare a total Danish ban on food treated with the pesticide chlorpyrifos. But Peter Pagh, a professor in environmental law at Copenhagen Univ

Aug 13

US won’t approve labels that say glyphosate causes cancer

The US Environmental Protection Agency has said it will no longer approve warning labels that claim the controversial herbicide glyphosate causes cancer, calling the statement "false and misleading." The ruling, issued Thursday, is a boost to US agricu

Aug 09

‘No safe exposure level’ for chlorpyrifos, renewal unlikely, EFSA concluded

The pesticide chlorpyrifos does not meet the criteria required by legislation for the renewal of its approval in the European Union, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said in a statement. The approval period for chlorpyrifos expires in Janua

Aug 07

Campaign launches to ban pesticides and transform agriculture in Europe

A new campaign has been launched to stop the collapse of nature and to save rural livelihoods in the EU by phasing out pesticides. Civil society organisations from across the EU have submitted a proposal to the European Commission for a European Citizen

Jul 17

Canada approve continued registration of bromoxynil-based products

Pursuant to subsection 17(2) of the Pest Control Products Act, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) conducted a special review of all registered pest control products containing bromoxynil based on the decision taken by Norway in 2000

Jul 16

US EPA registers long-term uses of sulfoxaflor

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued last Friday a long-term approval for the insecticide sulfoxaflor ̶ an effective tool to control challenging pests with fewer environmental impacts. After conducting an extensive risk analysis, includi

Jun 25

Insect-deterring sorghum compounds may be eco-friendly pesticide

Compounds produced by sorghum plants to defend against insects could be used as a targeted, nontoxic insect deterrent. Researchers examined the role of sorghum chemicals called flavonoids in fighting the corn leaf aphid, a tiny blue-green insect that su

Jun 24

US EPA granted exemption approval for use of sulfoxaflor on cotton and sorghum

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Monday it has granted emergency exemptions under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for use of sulfoxaflor on cotton and sorghum. The exemptions were originally granted e