As a farmer I know that, for pesticides, the label is the law, and it is well within the bounds of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA
) for EPA to deny labelling that is not confirmed by science as they are doing with Californias mislabeling of glyphosate as a carcinogen listed under the states Proposition 65 law.
(31) Congress passed FIFRA
in the wake of World War II, in 1947.
Currently, GLPs are also mandatory to ensure quality and integrity of data submitted under the TSCA (40 CfR Part 792) and FIFRA
(40 CFR Part 160).
This is because FIFRA
assures safe use of a pesticide only through the FIFRA
labeling requirements, and since the genetic material--the Bt toxin--is produced in the tissues of the GM plant itself, there is no "labeling" requirement.
(These requirements could not be met for any plant with enhanced pest-resistance modified with older, cruder techniques, which are exempt from the FIFRA
rules.) It should be noted that FIFRA
provides a 10-acre research exemption for pesticides, even for extremely toxic chemicals, which does not apply to PIPs.
requirement under FIFRA
[the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and
Playing God may also be a concern for some Muslims, for whom fifra
, or God-given naturalness, is a primary value, says Ebrahim Moosa, a professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Notre Dame.
EPA is responsible for implementing federal pesticide policies under two statutes: the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA
), (66) governing the sale and use of pesticide products within the United States; and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), which limits pesticide residues on food in interstate commerce (including imports).
With the expanded information on DfE and FIFRA
25(b) status, it is also useful for selecting ingredients for products intended for these programs.
The Bentonville, Ark.-based company also pleaded guilty today in Kansas City, Mo., to violating the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA
) by failing to properly handle pesticides that had been returned by customers at its stores across the country.
Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (Scotts) will pay over $6 million penalty and spend $2 million on environmental projects under a settlement that resolves violations under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA
(168) If confidential information necessary to government decisionmaking had been submitted voluntarily under a legal cloud regarding public disclosure, similar to the pre-1972 FIFRA
, the government would have had exactly the same interest in access to it as it had to the information in Critical Mass III.