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May 12, 2011
The Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) agreement, outlined by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD; Paris), ensures that the results of non-clinical safety tests done on chemicals and chemical products, such as industrial chemicals and pesticides, do not have to be generated for  second time, OECD says....
April 11, 2011
The United Nations has recommended adding several pesticides and industrial chemicals to the UN “watch list.”  The listing is part of the Rotterdam Convention on the...
April 11, 2011
U.S. lawmakers recently passed legislation that would eliminate pesticide permitting requirements stemming from a court ruling in the lawsuit National Cotton Council v. EPA. The court ruling requires pesticide users to obtain National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for pesticide applications “to, over or near water” even if those applications are already permitted under a separate law, industry representatives say. The House's Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act would amend the relevant laws to eliminate the permitting requirement. A similar bill was recently introduced in the Senate....
April 8, 2011
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January 17, 2011
Bayer CropScience says it will shut down carbamate-based insecticide production units at Institute, WV, as well as a related formulations facility at Woodbine, GA. The closures will...
December 8, 2010
California's Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) says  it will register methyl iodide, a fumigant pesticide on California's list of cancer-causing chemicals, with the "most stringent restrictions in the nation."...
November 17, 2010
EPA has released a list of 134 substances that it proposes to screen for potential endocrine disrupting effects. The agency also has proposed draft policies that it will use to order...
September 27, 2010
Pesticide manufacturers’ group CropLife America recently testified before the Senate Agriculture Committee about U.S. EPA’s oversight of pesticide regulations, asking that the agency be put back on “a path to a more productive dialogue.” The industry has recently seen “serious deviations from the regular order, transparency, and scientific integrity of EPA’s pesticide review process.”...
September 13, 2010
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has denied American Vanguard’s (Amvac; Newport Beach, CA) petition for temporary relief from a stop sale order U.S. EPA issued...
September 7, 2010
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has denied American Vanguard’s (Amvac; Newport Beach, CA) petition for  temporary relief from a stop sale order U.S. EPA...
September 3, 2010
Bayer says the new herbicide could bring in more than €150 million ($193 million) in revenue....
August 17, 2010
Bayer CropScience has agreed to terminate all uses of the pesticide aldicarb in the U.S., EPA says. Bayer will cease production of aldicarb by December 31, 2014 and terminate all uses...
August 16, 2010
Senators Blanche Lincoln (D., AR) and Saxby Chabliss (R., GA) have introduced legislation that would amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) to stipulate...
August 5, 2010
Regulatory authorities in Japan have approved the commercial use of Bayer CropScience’s Isotianil fungicide. It targets world’s most economically important rice disease...
July 19, 2010
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Brussels) says its annual pesticide residue report shows a continued decline in detectable pesticide residues on foods, and also that there is...
July 8, 2010
The U.S. EPA says it has fined Monsanto $2.5 million for selling genetically engineered cotton in restricted Texas counties without the proper planting restriction labels and growing...
May 8, 2010
A London court has ruled that about 2,000 U.K. consumers should be awarded compensation totaling up to £20 million ($31 million) for injuries and illness caused by exposure to the...
April 27, 2010
The Chemical Hazard and Safety Investigation Board (CSB; Washington) is seeking public comment on the design of a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) study on safety concerns about the...
April 27, 2010
A judge at the High Court (London) has ruled that a group of around 2,000 U.K. residents should be awarded a total of up to £20 million ($31 million) for injuries caused by...
April 25, 2010
FDA says it is reviewing the safety of triclosan, an ingredient found in many antibacterial consumer products, after animal studies showed the chemical alters hormone regulation. FDA...
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