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Corteva Will Stop Producing Neurotoxic Pesticide

Corteva, the world’s largest manufacturer of toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos, announced it will stop producing the chemical by the time 2020 comes to a close. Chlorpyrifos, used as an agricultural pesticide on corn, soybeans, almonds, cotton, walnuts, grapes, citrus crops and more, has been shown to have seriously detrimental health effects. Sold under the trade name Lorsban, chlorpyrifos is known to disrupt brain development and cause brain damage, neurological abnormalities, reduced IQ and aggressiveness in children. In adults, the chemical has been linked to Parkinson's disease and lung cancer.  Read more.....

 

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