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Aminopyralid withdrawn from sale
Fantastic news, DowAgroSciences have withdrawn products containing Aminopyralid, and the Pesticides Safety Directorate is suspending any authorisations for the use of the products.
Investigations are to be made into the 'Contamintated Manure' crisis and how to prevent further outbreaks of the Aminopyralid poisoning. In the House of Commons, questions have been asked of to the Secretary of State regarding the contamination issues (Hansard Report).
This move by Dow AgroSciences is a welcome first step towards a final solution of total removal of the product from our food chain, bearing in mind any of the harvested hay from this years crop could still be stored for a year or so, so we could still be experiencing new outbreaks for years to come. What we could really do with is a method for testing for the presents of Aminopyralid in manure before it is put onto Allotments and gardens.
Thanks to everyone who signed our petition to the Prime Minister, you really did make a difference!