Over the past eight years, agriculture saw the Obama Administration take an increasingly aggressive approach to environmental regulations relevant to our sector. An example of this problematic approach was the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory initiatives against crop protection tools such as neonicotinoids and chlorpyrifos. However, President Trump has repeatedly called for environmental regulations on businesses to be rolled back and even signed an executive order stating that for every one new regulation, two must be repealed. New EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has also signaled there will be changes to current regulations by recently rejecting a ban on the crop protection tool chlorpyrifos. United Fresh believes that economic growth and environmental progress go hand in hand and that environmental laws and regulations are important, but must be based on sound science and achieve desired objectives without creating unnecessary economic impacts. The produce industry is committed to sustainability to assure our ability to deliver healthy, safe and affordable fresh produce to consumer for years to come.
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