It was announced yesterday that the EPA has given unconditional approval to the systemic pesticide sulfoxaflor.
Most recently the controversy was over the EPA’s proposal to grant sulfoxaflor a conditional registration with many unanswered questions as to its environmental safety, just as it had done with the neonicotinoid clothianidin. Apparently the EPA has elected to avoid critcism over a conditional registration and has simply granted full registration. Might as well be hung for a pig as a pork chop.
After you have read this short story, here is a link to an interview we did on The Organic View Radio Show recently with Dr. Susan Kegley regarding sulfoxaflor, even more timely now in light of the EPA’s action.
Frankly, I find the EPA baffling.