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US Bans Toxic Pesticide on Food Crops

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Migrant Farmworkers from Central and South America load fresh-picked corn into trays at Southern Hill Farms on April 21, 2020, in Clermont, Florida. © 2020 Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP Images The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has, in response to a ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, banned use of the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos on food crops, 14 years after public interest groups first filed a petition calling on the agency to do exactly that. The new rule will take effect in six months. While banning chlorpyrifos is…

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