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Bayer to phase out pesticide in use since 1970

A unit of Bayer AG is phasing out production of a pesticide used on numerous U.S. crops such as cotton, peanuts and potatoes now that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found that the 40-year-old product doesn’t meet food safety rules.

In a release Tuesday, the EPA said new toxicity data show that the pesticide aldicarb –  marketed under the trade name Temik — no longer meets the agency’s safety standards. Get the full story »