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The battle over the precautionary principle is being waged by proxy as part of a largely unrecognized conflict in U.S. environmental policy and law.
The EU should do more to encourage the roll out of the REACH chemicals regulation worldwide, both industry and green group representatives argued at a European Parliament meeting last week in a rare show of solidarity.
The National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) says buffer zones are needed to protect endangered salmon from three insecticides, but pesticide manufacturers and users argue the no-spray zones are unnecessary, expensive and not supported by scientific evidence.
The National Marine Fish & Wildlife Services' call for buffer zones to protect salmonids from pesticides is, at best, a half measure, according to several NGOs.
The FBI is investigating the destruction of 6,500 Roundup Ready sugar beet plants at two Syngenta locations, apparently in protest against the GM technology.
A review of neonicotinoids published in the June edition of the Journal of Applied Econology finds "little convincing evidence for direct mortality in bees," but issues broader warnings about the threat posed to the environment by the increasing use of neonicotinoids.