EPA Opens Up On Neonics
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:34 AM CST

ST. LOUIS (DTN) -- The Dec. 22 deadline for the public comment period is drawing near for EPA's controversial October report on the use of neonicotinoids in soybean seed treatments.

As dozens of comments pile up on the agency's website, EPA representatives, including the scientists who wrote the study, agreed to a long-sought interview with DTN on the report. They clarified the methodology and purpose of the report and explained the logic behind some of its most disputed claims.

The 18-page report has drawn scrutiny and criticism from the agricultural community for its firm stance that neonicotinoids in soybean seed ...

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