EPA fines Bayer CropScience for pesticide labeling

Written by Muleskinner Staff

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Bayer CropScience has been fined nearly $14,000 to settle violations for distributing misbranded pesticides and insecticides.

The Environmental Protection Agency says the Kansas City-based company has agreed to pay the civil penalty for shipping a pesticide and an insecticide without the required labeling and paperwork last November and December.
The agency says Bayer CropScience has also instituted changes in its practices to prevent similar violations.
EPA officials say selling or distributing mislabeled chemicals can endanger people and the environment.