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Pesticide Approval Process Scrutinized
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Thu Mar 28, 2013 01:10 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's practice of conditionally approving pesticides -- allowing products to be sold while waiting for more scientific data -- has become the rule and not the exception in recent years. A new issue paper from the Natural Resources Defense Council released Wednesday said that approval method threatens the environment and human health.

EPA officials said, in an interview with DTN, that more than 90% of conditionally registered products involve pesticides that are identical to products already in the marketplace, or they differ only in ways that "would not significantly increase" the risk of ...

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