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The Neonicotinoid View: Is Industry Recycling Banned Chemicals For Market?

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Should a chemical that has been removed from the market by EPA allowed to be sold then re-enter the market under a different name? This seems to be a common pattern in several industries. Recently, Aldicarb which is the active substance in the pesticide Temik was banned by EPA in 2010, requiring an end to distribution by 2017. According to PANNA’s Dirty Dozen, it is one of the most deadly pesticides ever invented. It is coming back as AgLogic 15G next year.

In this week’s segment of The Neonicotinoid View, host June Stoyer and Tom Theobald talk about how chemicals are removed from market, sold then re-enter the market under a new name. Also joining the discussion is Judge Mary Nash Stoddard who is a veteran expert on aspartame and other artificial sweeteners. 

 “The Neonicotinoid View”, which is produced by The Organic View Radio Show is unique, weekly program that explores the impact of neonicotinoids on the environment. Tune in each week as June and Tom explore the latest research and news from the beekeeping community.

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