Syngenta is the Swiss manufacturer. Atrazine has been linked to birth defects, low testosterone, increased risk of miscarriage, reduced male fertility, low birth weight, cancer (prostate, breast) and recent study possibly Parkinson’s. Atrazine is the most prevalent pesticide polluting our drinking water. Pest Control: Syngenta’s Secret Campaign to Silence Atrazine’s Critics
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced two important actions that will help the agricultural sector protect crops from pests and weeds. Under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is approving the use of 10 pesticide products on hemp in time for the 2020 growing season. Nine of these products are biopesticides and one is a conventional pesticide. EPA is also issuing a proposed interim decision on atrazine — a widely used herbicide. Both actions provide regulatory certainty and clarity on how these tools can be used safely while also helping to ensure a strong and vibrant agricultural market.
“With common-sense actions, we are protecting the health of our nation and ensuring that crops such as corn, sorghum, sugar cane and hemp can be protected against a broad spectrum of weeds and pests,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler.“Under the Trump Administration, the EPA is committed to providing much needed certainty to farmers and ranchers across the country who rely on crop protection tools to ensure a global supply of products, while driving economic growth in agricultural communities across America.”
“EPA’s actions today help support American farmers’ efforts to grow hemp just in time for the first growing season,” said U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. “No other President has done more to remove strangling regulations and promote American farmers than President Trump. From repealing WOTUS, to implementing year-round E-15, and ensuring 15 billion gallons of ethanol are in the marketplace next year, this Administration continues to put farmers first.”
Atrazine, which is produced by the Swiss agrochemical company Syngenta, was first registered for use in the United States in 1959. The herbicide has been banned in the European Union since 2004—individual countries in Europe banned Atrazine as early as 1991—but 80 million pounds of the stuff is used each year in the United States – it is now the second most used herbicide in the US after glyphosate (Roundup).
the second most used herbicide in the US after glyphosate (Roundup).
Atrazine is an herbicide used to prevent and kill weeds. It also acts as an endocrine disruptor in humans that causes all sorts of deleterious effects. It’s been over a decade now (2007) since the EPA has recognized this fact:
AndrewWheeler, the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency, is facing his first call for an ethics probe less than three weeks after taking over in the wake of scandal-plagued former Administrator Scott Pruitt’s abrupt resignation.
Jul 12, 2018A conflictsofinterest “collision course” While Wheeler was Pruitt’s chief deputy at the time we learned about all this, he could start his time as boss by showing he’s different. But he has already praised President Trump and Pruitt for their work so far at the agency.