Purdue Heralds Atrazine’s Benefits


American agriculture’s oldest and most well-established herbicide, atrazine, is an inexpensive and effective way to protect corn against many types of weeds, said Purdue University weed scientist Bill Johnson.

Currently, the Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing the safety of atrazine for the third time since the early 1990s. In each of the two previous reviews EPA ruled in atrazine’s favor, most recently in 2006 after considering 6,000 studies and 80,000 public comments.

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