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  • Syngenta defends senior scientist March 7, 2014 Professor Tyrone Hayes made outrageous and utterly false accusations against one of our scientists. These comments also are posted on its website. Syngenta cannot allow malicious treatment of a colleague to go unchallenged.
  • Statement concerning Democracy Now February 27, 2014 Syngenta values constructive dialogue with stakeholders and respects differing opinions. However, the Feb. 21st, 2014 Democracy Now report contained statements by Dr. Hayes that are completely false, without merit and harmful to the reputation of both the company and our employees.
  • What The New Yorker didn’t tell you – the real facts behind the story February 6, 2014 In the course of The New Yorker magazine’s preparation of an article on Syngenta and the U.S. regulatory process, we provided important input and corrections of fact to both its staff writer and fact checker. Unfortunately, the magazine chose to ignore much of this information and gloss over key points, in order to present a ...
  • Syngenta responds to The New Yorker story February 6, 2014 It’s unfortunate and surprising that The New Yorker story criticizes a requirement that regulatory decisions “rely on studies that meet high standards for ‘quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity.’” We support sound science and hope that U.S. policy continues to be based on well-tested, solid research.
  • Syngenta stands by the safety of atrazine February 4, 2014 Syngenta stands by the safety of atrazine. Our goal always has been to clearly communicate the facts about atrazine and correct the record where there is misinformation regarding the established safety of our product. And we will continue to defend our product and encourage others to share their knowledge, experience and scientific data about the ...
  • Response to Ackerman et al. study – Would banning atrazine benefit farmers? January 17, 2014 Syngenta stands by these findings and the many benefits that atrazine offers to food production, crop yield, the environment, job creation and the U.S. economy.
  • Atrazine article is advocacy, not journalism June 18, 2013 An article about Syngenta’s defense of atrazine was recently posted on the Environmental Health News website. It’s important to understand this story is a work of advocacy, not journalism. It was written as part of a new effort on the part of plaintiffs’ attorneys reported to be planning future litigation.
  • Study shows atrazine poses no cancer risk in drinking water February 8, 2013 A new report in the March 2013 issue of European Journal of Cancer Prevention states atrazine appears to be a good candidate for a category of herbicides with a probable absence of cancer risk. The authors, Boffetta et. al, recommend that atrazine continue to be treated for regulatory and public health purposes as an agent ...
  • University of Missouri Students Investigate Atrazine Runoff November 20, 2012 From High Plains / Midwest Ag Journal: University of Missouri undergraduates, working with faculty from the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, investigated whether working the herbicide atrazine into crop soils would reduce runoff that could make its way into drinking water systems. Current regulations require that drinking water contain no more than three parts ...
  • Report finds no causal association between atrazine and cancer September 6, 2012 Abstract from the European Journal of Cancer Prevention: …We reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency and Panel reports in the context of all the epidemiologic studies on the specific cancers of interest. A weight-of-evidence approach leads to the conclusion that there is no causal association between atrazine and cancer and that occasional positive results can be attributed ...
  • Atrazine Settlement Statement August 1, 2012 From Syngenta Crop Protection: This settlement ends the business uncertainty and expense of protracted litigation surrounding this critical product that has been the backbone of weed control for more than 50 years. It allows farmers to continue to realize the benefits of atrazine to agriculture, the economy, and the environment. The scientific facts continue to make it ...
  • Documentaries, website show herbicide atrazine helps save water and conserve soil May 9, 2012 From Syngenta Crop Protection: Syngenta today announced the launch of a new website, “Saving the Oasis,” featuring three short documentaries that tell the story of how atrazine helps modern farmers protect precious water and soil resources while aiding the environment and economy. The site also contains information about other Syngenta efforts that help farmers preserve water. Agronomists, ...
  • Documentary Film “Last Call at the Oasis” Gets Facts Wrong About Atrazine May 7, 2012 From Syngenta Crop Protection: The documentary movie “Last Call at the Oasis” dramatizes a real crisis—the global shortage of clean water. But the film gets key facts wrong about atrazine, a herbicide that is not only safe, but actually protects clean water and saves land from cultivation. If not corrected, this negative spin could lead to policies ...
  • Modern farming is grounds for Earth Day celebration April 20, 2012 From Syngenta Crop Protection: Modern farming practices such as conservation tillage and no-till farming are responsible for significant environmental benefits often overlooked by Earth Day observers. With no-till, farmers plant crops and control weeds without turning the soil. This method decreases erosion, reduces fuel use and improves water quality. In addition to the environmental benefits, no-till empowers ...
  • USGS Study: Atrazine Unlikely to Exceed Drinking Water Standard in Agricultural Groundwater March 14, 2012 From USGS via Journal of Environmental Quality: …Atrazine is one of the most extensively used agricultural herbicides in the United States, with an average annual use (1992–1995) of 29 million kg active ingredient applied to about 231,000 km2 of cropland (primarily corn and sorghum) (Thelin and Gianessi, 2000).  National models of atrazine occurrence in shallow groundwater ...