The Environmental Protection Agency has until mid-July to determine the future availability of chlorpyrifos. In August, a three-judge panel called for a ban of the insecticide, but there was enough dissension to have the case heard by the entire 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The case originated with the activist group, Earthjustice, claiming the product is unsafe. Chlorpyrifos is marketed by Corteva Agriscience under the Lorsban trade name.
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