Atrazine in the News

acshlogo“Atrazine Back in the News, Unfortunately, Thanks to EU’s Precaution,” by American Council on Science and Health.”crabgrass_weed
EU Parliament, StrasbourgAtrazine, one of the most effective and commonly used herbicides (weed-killers) in the world, is back in the news. Today’s New York Times’ international business article discusses disparities in regulations that complicate Trans-Atlantic trade. Specifically referenced is the gulf that exists between American and European regulations of chemicals and pesticides, focusing on atrazine, which is produced by the Switzerland-based chemical company Syngenta. Although almost 74 million pounds of atrazine were applied in the United States in 2013, the herbicide is banned by the European Union. Read more.

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