A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday the EPA “broke the law in approving agricultural weedkilling products sold by Bayer and two other chemical giants,” and invalidated the “registrations for dicamba-based herbicides,” making them illegal to use. “Today’s decision is a massive win for farmers and the environment.” Dicamba-based herbicides were developed specifically for use on genetically engineered soybean and cotton plants, but because “the chemical can easily drift long distances” it is suspected of damaging millions of acres of other crops across dozens of states. Expect Bayer to appeal the ruling.




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