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EU bans widely used pesticide over safety concerns

One of the world’s most common pesticides will soon be banned by the European Union after safety officials reported human health and environmental concerns.  Chlorothalonil, a fungicide that prevents mildew and mould on crops, is the most used pesticide in the UK, applied to millions of hectares of fields, and is the most popular fungicide in the US. Farmers called the ban “overly precautionary”.  Read more...

 

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