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Competing Claims Over Glyphosate’s Risks Pose Challenge For EPA SAP

Pesticide industry officials and environmentalists are waging competing claims over the public health risks from the world’s most commonly-used herbicide glyphosate in comments to a delayed EPA Science Advisory Panel (SAP), highlighting the challenge the panel faces in its pending work to assess evidence on the substance’s risks.

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EPA’s McCarthy Say Farmers Need to Step Up on Environmental Issues

The Agriculture Department needs to convince farmers that it’s in their best interest to employ practices to counter climate change and curb farm runoff, while resolving other environmental issues, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said today. The message would be better received from USDA, than EPA, she added. The EPA needs[…]

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