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Court Ruling Suspends Spirotetramat Sales

1:30 AM MDT | March 30, 2010 | Alex Scott

A federal appeals court has invalidated U.S. EPA’s 2003 approval of the Bayer insecticide spirotetramat in the U.S. The court determined that regulators had not followed procedures for allowing public comment and evaluating the chemical’s economic, environmental, and social impacts. The court ruling prevents Bayer CropScience, from selling spirotetramat, until the company successfully appeals a lower court ruling. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC; Washington) has been pressing for the removal of spirotetramat from the market because it says the...

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