Industry wields too much influence over U.S. pesticide regulation, says study

Mongabay: Pesticides are ubiquitous and important; but how safe are they, and who answers this crucial question? According to a paper published in the journal Bioscience, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s pesticide evaluation process may be riddled with flaws, allowing industry too much power. The paper, led by biologist Michelle Boone of Miami University in Ohio, uses the weed-killer atrazine as an example to support its conclusion that the EPA’s risk assessment process is rife with conflicts of......

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