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EPA Gives Dow's Enlist Preliminary Nod
Wed Apr 30, 2014 05:55 PM CDT

(Dow Jones) -- U.S. environmental authorities signaled they may approve a new herbicide developed by Dow Chemical Co., potentially broadening farmers' weaponry against super weeds that have exacted a toll on crops.

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed Wednesday to register Dow's Enlist Duo herbicide, which includes a new formulation of the chemical 2,4-D, a tougher product than some existing sprays that has also raised new environmental and health concerns.

"Weeds are becoming increasingly resistant to glyphosate-based herbicides and are posing a problem for farmers," EPA officials said in a statement, referring to the weedkiller widely sold by Monsanto Co. as ...

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