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US presses ahead with carbofuran ban

The US EPA has issued a final rule revoking all tolerances of the carbamate insecticide/nematicide, carbofuran, from December 31st 2009. The decision to press ahead with tolerance revocations before completing registration cancellations has been roundly condemned by the industry. The association, CropLife America (CLA), fears a “new and unwise regulatory precedent”, while the carbofuran registrant, FMC, aims to seek an administrative hearing on the Agency’s action.



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