PROPOSAL FOR PESTICIDE REFORM DRAWING NEGATIVE REACTIONS

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- An administration proposal to reform the nation's pesticide laws by ensuring extra protection for children and setting strict deadlines for getting dangerous pesticides off the market has drawn some negative reactions from segments of the food industry.Steve Ziller, vice president of scientific and technical affairs for the Grocery Manufacturers of America, said the proposal has

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- An administration proposal to reform the nation's pesticide laws by ensuring extra protection for children and setting strict deadlines for getting dangerous pesticides off the market has drawn some negative reactions from segments of the food industry.

Steve Ziller, vice president of scientific and technical affairs for the Grocery Manufacturers of America, said the proposal has a number of "fatal flaws."

"It fails to establish a nationally uniform system

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