Congressman introduces bill to ban atrazine

Wisconsin Ag Connection reports:

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) has reintroduced legislation (H.R.4318) to ban the herbicide atrazine. Atrazine is used nationwide to kill broadleaf and grassy weeds, primarily in corn crops. But Ellison says a U.S. Geological Survey show that it has found atrazine in approximately 75 percent of stream waters and 40 percent of ground waters sampled near agricultural areas.

“No one should ever have to worry if the water they drink is making them sick or affecting fertility,” said Rep. Ellison. “Germany and Italy banned atrazine use in 1991 and Euro zone health officials banned its use in 2003. Yet, almost 10 years later the United States is still using it”…

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2 thoughts on “Congressman introduces bill to ban atrazine”

  1. This herbicide has been used since at least the early 60s maybe even longer. If it is so bad why isn’t half the population dead? Where is it written we have to follow Germany, Italy or the Euro zone?

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