Syngenta plans to build its first herbicide plant in Russia at a cost of 1.6 billion roubles ($25 million), it said on Tuesday. Syngenta is aiming to produce domestically 80% of all crop protection products sold in Russia by 2021, its representative in the country Anton Pushkarev told Reuters. The c
The registration of certain uses of insecticide acephate in Canada is proposed for cancellation. Other labelled uses of acephate are proposed for continued registration with mitigation measures to protect human health and/or the environment. Acephate is an insecticide registered to control a broad s
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has given the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 90 days to decide whether to allow the use of chlorpyrifos. The appeals court issued a three-paragraph order giving the agency until mid-July to respond to objections from farmworker and environmental groups to EPA'
A San Francisco federal jury unanimously agreed on Tuesday that Roundup caused a man's cancer — a potentially massive blow to the company that produces the glyphosate -based herbicide currently facing hundreds of similar lawsuits. After five days of deliberation the jury concluded the weed killer wa
Late last week, representative Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut introduced the Keep Food Safe from Glyphosate Act. The bill would require the U.S. Department of Agriculture to routinely test food for glyphosate residues. It would also prohibit spraying of glyphosate, on oats as a pre-harvest drying agent