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Pesticide labeling bill introduced in House


A U.S. Congressman from South Dakota is sponsoring a bill with U.S. Congressman Jim Costa from California that restricts states from issuing different labeling requirements for pesticides already approved by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Dusty Johnson says the Agricultural Labeling Uniformity Act requires product labels to be based on science.

“Unfortunately, there are states finding loopholes and it’s creating a fair amount of confusion across the country.”

American Soybean Association’s Director of Government Affairs Kyle Kunkler says California wants to add a health warning label to glyphosate saying the product could cause cancer, but science doesn’t support the claim.

Pesticide labeling bill introduced in House