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epa review_atrazine & corn

Yet another look at atrazine

[ 0 ] November 25, 2009

From Delta Farm Press: Several years ago, a scientist at a land-grant university was discussing weed control options in corn. “It doesn’t really matter which herbicide you use as long as it contains atrazine,” the expert said. Atrazine has to be one of the most successful herbicides ever. The compound has been used on millions […]

epa and atrazine

Death by a thousand studies

[ 0 ] November 15, 2009

From Madison/St. Clair Record: …The Obama Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it was beginning “a new scientific evaluation of atrazine” so it could determine whether or not the popular herbicide, regularly used by corn growers, is associated with causing cancer, birth defects, low birth weight, or premature birth. Such intent sounds appropriate until one […]