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Bayer, EPA Agree on U.S. Aldicarb Phaseout

10:22 AM MDT | August 17, 2010 | Kara Sissell

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 by August 2018. The agency says recently submitted toxicity data indicates that aldicarb, an n-methyl carbamate insecticide, “no longer meets the agency’s rigorous food safety standards and may pose unacceptable dietary risks, especially to infants and young children.”   Bayer will first end use on citrus and potatoes, and will adopt risk mitigation measures...

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