U.S. Congressman renews attempts to ban controversial herbicide atrazine

By Danielle Ivory

Rep. Keith Ellison tries for second time to warn public of atrazine

Excerpts from this story referencing "Agriculture":

"… mpact on farming would be minimal, Ellison said, citing U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that “an atrazine ban would result in crop losses of only 1.19 …"

EPA adds safeguards to spotlight conflicts on scientific panels

By David Heath and Ronnie Greene

The Environmental Protection Agency announced new steps Friday to help reveal potential conflicts of interest in scientific review panels.