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Weedkiller with serious health and environmental risks on the rise

Reports on the use of pesticides in Vermont released earlier this month show use of atrazine — a weedkiller with serious health and environmental risks — has been going up slightly because of the herbicide’s low cost.  “People don’t want to pay a good price for the food they eat,” said Jeff Carter, agronomy specialist with UVM Extension, adding: “We have a system where almost every agricultural industry is not doing well — I don’t care if it’s beef or sheep or cows or goats or whatever.”  Read more.....

 

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