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Crop Protection Products: Living in the Era of Review Review

The longstanding process seems straightforward – experts look at the available evidence, make their rulings, and certify that things can proceed forward in a orderly fashion. For several years, this has been the way crop protection review processes have tended to work.
But this is no longer the case.
Recently, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, CA, ruled the EPA lacked the evidence in its 2020 review to conclude that glyphosate does not cause cancer. The court ordered the agency to take a new look at the risks to humans. The three-judge panel also said the EPA violated federal law by failing to consult with wildlife agencies on how to limit the impact of the herbicide on threatened and endangered species.
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