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Public Interest Groups, Farmers File Lawsuit Challenging Monsanto’s Toxic Pesticides


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Public Interest Groups, Farmers File Lawsuit Challenging Monsanto’s Toxic Pesticides

Center for Food Safety

WASHINGTON - Farmers and conservation groups filed a federal lawsuit on Friday challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of Monsanto’s new “XtendiMax” pesticide. The approval of the pesticide company’s latest version of the older weed-killer known as dicamba permits it to be sprayed directly on Monsanto’s genetically engineered (GE), dicamba-resistant soybeans and cotton. The decision greenlights a more than 10-fold increase in use of the toxic pesticide, increasing risks to farmers, community health, and the environment.

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