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Vermont’s Atrazine Addiction

First published in 1997, Food & Water’s groundbreaking report — Vermont’s Atrazine Addiction — is now available on our archives page, along with a sizable collection of Food & Water Journals.

In the decades since we first reported on atrazine, the European Union has banned it, many other regions have joined them, and Vermont continues with its addiction. In 2016, Vermont’s GMO-corn crops received 44,985 pounds of atrazine treatment.

As a result of this long-term and abundant use of atrazine in Vermont’s industrial dairy production, its residues are being increasingly found in surface waters and ground water supplies.