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Press Release February 12, 2018

Farmers, Conservationists Challenge Trump’s EPA, Monsanto Over Crop-Damaging Pesticide

EPA unlawfully approved Monsanto’s XtendiMax weed-killer, ignoring warnings of rampant drift, destroying crops on millions of acres in devastating 2017 farm season with more to come

During the 2017 crop season, more than three million acres of soybeans, as well as scores of vegetable and fruit crops, trees and shrubs throughout the country, were damaged by dicamba drift. Flowering plants near cropland also suffered, with potential harms to pollinators.
(Darin / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
case January 23, 2017

Challenging EPA, Monsanto Over the Crop-Damaging Pesticide “XtendiMax”

Farmers and conservation groups have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of Monsanto’s new “XtendiMax” pesticide. The approval, of the pesticide company’s latest version of the older weed-killer known as dicamba, permits it to be sprayed directly on Monsanto’s genetically engineered (GE), dicamba-resistant soybeans and cotton. The decision greenlights a…

Document January 23, 2017

Petition for Review: Approval of Dicamba Use on Engineered Crops

Petitioners respectfully petition this Court to find that (1) EPA violated its duties under FIFRA in issuing the conditional registration, and (2) EPA violated the Agency’s duties under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), 16 U.S.C. §§ 1533-44, by failing to consult with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service or the National Marine Fisheries Service to insure that conditionally registering dicamba for uses on genetically engineered cotton and soybean in the thirty-four states will not jeopardize any listed species or destroy or adversely modify any of their critical habitats, see 16 U.S.C. § 1536 (a)(2), and to grant relief as may be appropriate.

Press Release January 23, 2017

Grupos de Interés Público y Agricultores Presentan Demanda Contra Pesticidas Tóxicos de Monsanto

Aprobación ilegal del uso de dicamba en cultivos transgénicos perjudicará a los agricultores y al medio ambiente

Hawaiians gather in Hilo to protest GMO agribusiness on the islands of Hawaiʻi.
(Photo by Noel Morata)
Press Release January 23, 2017

Public Interest Groups, Farmers File Lawsuit Challenging Monsanto’s Toxic Pesticides

Illegal approval of dicamba use on engineered crops will harm farmers, environment