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FMC to Challenge EPA Decision on Carbofuran

12:03 PM MST | November 9, 2009 | Rebecca Coons

FMC says it plans to take legal action against EPA after the agency denied FMC an administrative hearing on its May 2009 decision to revoke of all carbofuran food tolerances in the U.S. EPA says carbofuran,  an insecticide used on crops including bananas, coffee, potatoes, rice, sugar, and sunflowers, presents unacceptable dietary risks to children. FMC, the sole U.S.-based manufacturer of carbofuran, called the hearing denial an "unprecedented" attempt to deny any review of its science, and represents a "bold abuse of power." The...


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