The Environmental Protection Agency’s ban on the insecticide chlorpyrifos was arbitrary and capricious, mainly because the two-year-old decision to ban it was rushed.

Consequently, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has vacated the 2021 ban and ordered EPA to think about how it regulates one of the

Continue Reading EPA rush job means the pesticide chlorpyrifos will be back in the fields in 2024

The number of notifications in European networks monitoring food fraud increased in 2022, according to a report.

The Alert and Cooperation Network (ACN) includes the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed Network (RASFF), the Administrative Assistance and Cooperation Network (AAC), and the Agri-Food Fraud Network (FFN).

The AAC and

Continue Reading EU networks see fraud alerts rise but safety notices decline

If you’ve  ever  had to “walk the beans,”  you probably appreciate the use of  the farm pesticide chlorpyrifos, which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last August said it will ban growers from using  around food crops in the future.

Agricultural groups are seeking a court injunction against the ban and


Continue Reading Injunction sought against EPA regarding ban on farm pesticide chlorpyrifos

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released a guidance document titled Questions and Answers Regarding Channels of Trade Policy for Human Food Commodities with Chlorpyrifos Residues: Guidance for Industry. 

Chlorpyrifos was patented in 1966 by Dow Chemical Company. It is used to combat insects and worms. It is
Continue Reading FDA addresses enforcement of ban on pesticide chemical chlorpyrifos

This week, more than 80 agricultural groups filed formal objections to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Aug. 30 rule to revoke all tolerances of chlorpyrifos. Stakeholders, by law, can object to pesticide tolerance changes or cancellations, and the EPA Administrator must then respond.

The EPA on Aug. 18  announced the ban
Continue Reading Ag leaders say withdrawal of chlorpyrifos by EPA hurts American farmers

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it will stop the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos on all food for the protection of human health, particularly that of children and farmworkers.

EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan said chlorpyrifos’s removal from the marketplace is “an overdue step to protect public
Continue Reading EPA ends use of pesticide chlorpyrifos on food because of human safety concerns