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Why does the US allow a controversial weedkiller banned across the world?

Paraquat is outlawed in the EU, UK, Switzerland and China as a growing chorus of US advocacy groups demand the EPA change its position.

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LISTEN: Carolyn Ramírez on forest protection

“Mature and old growth trees have been undergoing biological evolution for millennia. They’re a little bit ahead of us.”