Environmental groups have long sought to prohibit the use of organophosphates, particularly the agricultural insecticide chlorpyrifos. But TCVP also has been targeted in court as a risky chemical for children, who like to pet and hold flea collar-wearing animals.
These Bt proteins kill some voracious caterpillar and beetle pests, but are harmless to people and considered environmentally friendly. While organic farmers have used Bt proteins in sprays successfully for more than half a century, some scientists feared that widespread use of Bt proteins in genetically engineered crops would spur[…]Read More »
Western Growers issues this statement following the announcement of the decision from the Ninth U.S. Court of Appeals to invalidate EPA’s decision not to restrict or eliminate the use of chlorpyrifos. Read moreRead More »