EPA's atrazine report ignores scientific evidence

Agricultural groups feel science is clear on the safety of widely used crop management tool.

A recent Environmental Protection Agency draft report on atrazine ignores a large body of scientific evidence affirming the herbicide's safety, setting a dangerous precedent for all crop protection tools, according to Brent Hostetler, chair of the National Corn Growers Assn.'s Production & Stewardship Action Team.

“Federal law requires the EPA to base its decisions on science, and the science on this is pretty clear,” said Hostetler, a farmer from Plain City, Ohio. “Atrazine is

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