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US FDA clears low gossypol cotton

The US Food and Drug Administration has cleared US Texas A&M University's genetically modified cotton with ultra-low levels of the toxin, gossypol, in its seed for food and feed use. 

United States FDA

Deal reached to expedite California chlorpyrifos ban

Pesticide manufacturers have agreed to stop selling chlorpyrifos products in the US state of California.

United States Corteva Agriscience

US Tolerance Tracker update (September 2019)

The August 2019 update of the US Tolerance Tracker is available in the Agrow Data section.

United States

US lawsuit challenges reversal of neonic/GM crop ban in wildlife refuges

US environmentalists have filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's decision to reverse a 2014 ban on the use of neonicotinoid insecticides and the cultivation of genetically modified crops in national wildlife refuges. 

United States Insecticides

Challenge revived of California glyphosate Prop 65 listing

A coalition of agricultural interests, food producers and pesticide manufacturers have urged a federal judge to strike down California's decision to add the herbicide, glyphosate, to its Proposition 65 list of carcinogenic chemicals.
United States Herbicides & PGRs

Canada to OK fatty acid-based herbicides

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the approval of US organic products company Westbridge Agricultural Products' octanoic acid and decanoic acid-based herbicides, BioLink FA Blend and BioLink Herbicide EC.

Canada Herbicides & PGRs

Central American authorities study agchem regulatory alignment

Central American countries have explored the potential of harmonising their pesticide registration and the regulation of their maximum residue limits (MRLs).

Costa Rica Dominican Republic

US researchers tackle guava root-knot nematodes

The USDA's Specialty Crop Research Initiative has awarded scientists some $7 million to combat invasive guava root-knot nematodes.

United States

Canadian scientists to launch bee health initiative

Canadian researchers are to launch a Can$10 million (US$7.5 million) programme on October 1st aimed at assessing the health of bee colonies.


US residue compliance at 96% in 2017

Some 96.2% of domestic food samples tested by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in fiscal 2017 (ended September 30th) complied with pesticide tolerances, according to a report issued this month. 

United States FDA

Canada OKs moss herbicides

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has confirmed the continued registration of herbicide products containing ferrous sulfate following a re-evaluation of the active ingredient. 

Herbicides & PGRs Canada

US California court upholds Prop 65 listing of atrazine

A US state of California appeals court has denied a bid by Syngenta to remove atrazine herbicide and five similar agricultural chemicals from the state's list of chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive harm.

United States ChemChina
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