EPA moves to cancel insecticide flubendiamide

Risks to aquatic invertebrates causes EPA to cancel all uses of insecticide while Bayer disagrees with calculation methodology and confirms safety.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is issuing a notice of intent to cancel all flubendiamide products from Bayer CropScience LP and Nichino America Inc. that pose a risk to aquatic invertebrates, which are important to the health of aquatic environments, the agency said March 1.

EPA said required studies showed that flubendiamide breaks down into a more highly toxic material that is harmful to species that are an important part of aquatic food chains, especially for fish, and

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