Agriculture industry asks EPA pesticide officials to delay implementing worker safety provision. In return, the industry says it will drop support for legislation blocking provision from taking effect.
The Environmental Protection Agency should commit to a 20-year timeframe to screen chemicals in commerce if it wants to effectively focus on chemicals of greatest concern, says the American Cleaning Institute. “From an industry standpoint, we need a credible federal program that would install confidence in the market,” Paul DeLeo,[…]
USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has agreed to extend deregulation to two lines of genetically engineered potatoes developed by J.R. Simplot Company for late blight resistance, low acrylamide potential, reduced black spot bruising, and lowered reducing sugars. Read more