EPA Denies Petition to Ban Chlorpyrifos
Jill Calabro, Ph.D.
April 11 2017
The EPA announced the denial of a petition to ban chlorpyrifos, the most common insecticide used around the world. In October 2015, the EPA proposed to revoke the all food residue tolerances for chlorpyrifos, based primarily on epidemiological studies.
Several groups challenged the methodology and scientific gaps on which EPA drew its conclusions. Among them are USDA ARS, the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel.
A number of crop systems still ...
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Author: Jill Calabro, Ph.D.
Jill Calabro serves as AmericanHort’s research and science programs director. She provides strategic direction and oversight to research funded by the Horticultural Research Institute, the research affiliate of AmericanHort, and to research initiatives carried out in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and others who share an interest in advancing horticulture industry progress through research. She also applies scientific perspective to managing and resolving ongoing and emerging plant health, trade, and environmental challenges.
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