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Manufacturer to Cease Production of Chlorpyrifos

Corteva Inc., the manufacturer of the controversial insecticide chlorpyrifos will stop producing the chemical this year. Chlorpyrifos has been linked to neurological damage in children and has frequently been the target of recent regional and state-level legislation. Read more on The Californian.


Kellogg Commits to Phasing Out Pre-Harvest Glyphosate by 2025

At the end of 2019, Kellogg made a commitment on it’s Open for Breakfast website to phase out glyphosate as a pre-harvest desiccant on wheat and oats by 2025. Caitlin Eannello, communications director for the National Association of Wheat Growers,  told the Washington Post that the group wasn’t informed of the decision. “Glyphosate is very… Read more »


Pyrethroids Linked to Heart Disease in New Study

Pyrethroids, a type of pesticide frequently used by consumers in the form of lice treatments, pet flea medications and to protect against roaches, ants and mosquitoes, are associated with an increased risk of death, according to a new study in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. Read more on Consumer Reports


California Chlorpyrifos Sales Ban Date Approaching

The February 6th cut-off date for chlorpyrifos sales in California is fast approaching. Storage and use of existing supplies of chlorpyrifos will remain legal until December 31st. Read more on Agnet West


MinnPost Publishes Informative Column on Neonicotinoid Risks

Last week, Gustavus Adolphus student Shauna Capron published a column in Minnpost presenting the risks of neonicotinoid pesticide use, as well as farmer perspectives, and potential IPM alternatives. “When using neonicotinoids, it is necessary to consider both the benefits of food security and crop yields along with the larger impacts they have on the environment… Read more »