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US EPA settles with Amazon over illegal pesticide distribution

The US EPA has agreed a settlement with online retailer Amazon over allegations that Amazon committed nearly 4,000 violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). 
United States EPA

US EPA schedules first new ai decisions for fiscal 2020

The US EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) has scheduled the first registration decisions on new active ingredients for fiscal 2020 (ended September 30th).
United States EPA

Enviros sue for US ESA assessment documents

Environmentalists say the US Trump administration is illegally ignoring their requests for records relating to a federal review of the potential harm to endangered species from three organophosphate insecticides.
United States EPA

Canada extends comment on quinoxyfen phase-out

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has extended the comment period on its proposed decision to phase out the use of Dow AgroSciences’ (part of DowDuPont) fungicide, Quintec (quinoxyfen 250 g/litre).
Canada Fungicides

US Democrats revive bid for neonic ban

Democrat party MPs in the US House of Representatives have again introduced legislation to suspend the use of neonicotinoids, a move they argue is needed to protect bees and other pollinators from the insecticides.
United States EPA

USDA finds little worry from pesticide food residues

More than 99% of food sampled by the USDA in 2016 had pesticide residues below federal tolerances and 22% had no detectable residues.

United States USDA

Canadian approvals down in fiscal 2017

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) approved five new conventional pesticide active ingredients in the year ended March 31st 2017. 
Canada PMRA

US EPA/Syngenta settle farmworker safety violations

The US EPA has struck a deal with Syngenta Seeds (owned by ChemChina) to settle claims that the company had failed to ensure workers at its crop research farm in the state of Hawaii were protected from restricted use pesticides. 
EPA Syngenta

Enviros urge US court to cancel XtendiMax registration

The US EPA's registration of Monsanto's herbicide, XtendiMax (dicamba, diglycolamine salt), violated federal pesticide law and the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and should be revoked, environmentalists said last week in a filing with the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

United States EPA

USDA funds control of invasive fruit pest

The USDA has granted emergency funding of $17.5 million to stop the spread of the invasive pest, spotted lanternfly (Lycorma deliculata), in the state of Pennsylvania. 
United States USDA

Canada OKs essential oil use

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the continued registration of several essential oils as insect repellents following a re-evaluation of the active ingredients. 
Canada PMRA

US Trump administration considers revamp of GM crop rules

Recent rhetoric from the US Trump administration suggests that the USDA may once again be ready to try and overhaul its regulations for genetically modified crops.

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