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Biden EPA to block common crop pesticide citing potential health hazards
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A common pesticide used on grains and produce will soon be banned by the Biden administration's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a victory for environmentalists and a blow to farmers who use the chemical and will soon be forced to find alternatives or suffer yield losses due to the new regulation.
The EPA issued a final rule Wednesday prohibiting the use of chlorpyrifos – a pesticide used on soybeans, corn, strawberries, citrus fruits, broccoli and other food products – citing potential health hazards from the product that was first introduced by Dow Chemical Co. in the 1960s.