Bayer contests EPA decision on key insecticide for farmers

Hearing anticipated in front of EPA's independent Office of Administrative Law Judges for a review.

Bayer's Crop Science division announced that it has refused a request by the Environmental Protection Agency to voluntarily cancel the uses of flubendiamide in the U.S. and instead will seek a review of the product's registration in an administrative law hearing.

The company believes the methods EPA used exaggerate environmental risk and would deny farmers access to a critical pest management tool. Sold in the U.S. by Bayer under the trade name Belt, flubendiamide is approved for u

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