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Monsanto to plead guilty to criminal count of spraying banned pesticide

Monsanto has agreed to plead guilty to illegally using a banned pesticide on Maui research crops, the U.S. Justice Department said. In court documents, the agribusiness giant agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor offense of unlawfully spraying a banned pesticide ― methyl parathion, the active ingredient in Penncap-M. The company admitted to using the pesticide on corn seed and research crops at its Maui Valley Farm facility in 2014, even though it knew methyl parathion had been banned by the EPA a year earlier.  Read more.....



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