27 Feb '17, 2am

Public Interest Groups, Farmers File Lawsuit Challenging Monsanto’s Toxic Pesticides https://t.co/ocG6PDSbVz

Farmers and conservation groups filed a federal lawsuit on Friday challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of Monsanto’s new “XtendiMax” pesticide. The approval, of the pesticide company’s latest version of the older weed-killer known as dicamba, permits it to be sprayed directly on Monsanto’s genetically engineered (GE), dicamba-resistant soybeans and cotton. The decision greenlights a more than 10-fold increase in use of the toxic pesticide, increasing risks to farmers, community health, and the environment. Because these same crops are also engineered to withstand applications of Monsanto’s Roundup, the overuse of that pesticide (containing the active ingredient glyphosate) will continue at current high levels. “Federal regulators have abandoned the interests of farmers, the environment, and public health,” said George Kimbrell, of the Center for Food ...

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