23 Jun '11, 4pm

Congress about to let agribiz get liberal—with pesticides: via @grist

Congress about to let agribiz get liberal—with pesticides: via @grist

Photo: C.G.P. Grey I recently wrote about a quiet but vicious fight going on in Congress to restrict the EPA's ability to regulate pesticides. It's in many ways an obscure bureaucratic turf battle, only this one is about how easy it should be to douse that turf in toxic chemicals. It all comes down to two competing visions of how we should use pesticides -- either as much or as little as possible. For the most part, the EPA approves a pesticide when a company "lists" the chemical with the agency under the terms of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). To get a pesticide listed with the EPA, a company has to submit its own data showing that the pesticide won't cause undue environmental harm. Once a pesticide is listed, in most cases, farmers can use it as they see fit -- with one notable exception. Under the Clean Water Act, if a farm wants to spr...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/industrial-agriculture/2011-06-23-co...

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