Thursday, September 21, 2017

Dow AgroSciences slams ruling against EPA's approval of sulfoxafor

Dow AgroSciences, a biotechnology subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company, issued a statement late last week in response to a recent decision from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) registration of products containing sulfoxafor should be vacated.

Sulfoxafor is a chemical sulfoxamine that can be used on cotton, soybeans, citrus fruit, pome/stone fruit, nuts, grapes, potatoes, vegetables and strawberries to eliminate sap-feeding insects. Its registration, which came as part of a Global Joint Review, was issued on May 7, 2013.

“Dow AgroSciences respectfully disagrees with the Ninth Circuit’s conclusion that EPA’s registration of products containing sulfoxaflor should be vacated,” the statement said. “Dow AgroSciences will work with EPA to implement the order and to promptly complete additional regulatory work to support the registration of the products. Dow AgroSciences is also considering its available options to challenge the court’s decision.”

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