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Metam gains EU re-registration

The fumigant metam has gained EU re-registration at the second attempt. Belgian company Taminco re-applied for approval after the European Commission initially decided not to re-register the active ingredient in 2009. That decision resulted in a phase-out of most uses by January 13, 2011, although certain uses on specific vegetable and fruit crops were permitted to continue, following demands by EU member states worried about the lack of alternatives.


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