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February 2, 1989 | From United Press International
The government, citing new cancer studies, moved Wednesday to ban daminozide, a pesticide used on peanuts and apples and other fruits. The Environmental Protection Agency said the studies showed enough evidence of health risk to warrant the action. Daminozide is of special concern because it leaves residues in apple sauce, peanut butter, fruit juices and other processed foods consumed by children, who are particularly sensitive to pesticide poisoning. Acting EPA Administrator John A.
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November 5, 1989 | MARIA L. La GANGA
It started out as a wonder chemical, ended up as an albatross and will soon fade completely from the barns and orchards of America. Before this month is over, daminozide--trade-name Alar--will be banned from use on all foods. Four months after the Alar controversy erupted, Uniroyal Chemical Co. announced that it would no longer sell its controversial growth regulator in this country. But while Alar could no longer be purchased, it was still legal to use the chemical because the U.S.
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BUSINESS
November 5, 1989 | MARIA L. La GANGA
It started out as a wonder chemical, ended up as an albatross and will soon fade completely from the barns and orchards of America. Before this month is over, daminozide--trade-name Alar--will be banned from use on all foods. Four months after the Alar controversy erupted, Uniroyal Chemical Co. announced that it would no longer sell its controversial growth regulator in this country. But while Alar could no longer be purchased, it was still legal to use the chemical because the U.S.
BUSINESS
December 30, 1988 | From Reuters
Avery Inc. said Thursday that it is in talks to sell its Uniroyal Chemical Co. subsidiary, its only operating division, to a group led by the unit's management for between $800 million and $810 million in cash and debt. Avery said that it expects the price to include $240 million to $250 million in cash and $560 million in assumed debt. The potential purchasing group retained Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc. to arrange financing for the purchase.
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November 20, 1990 | DANIEL P. PUZO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Washington state apple growers said they intend to seek $250 million in damages from CBS-TV's "60 Minutes" program and the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental group, for "product disparagement" stemming from last year's controversy over the use of Alar, a growth enhancement chemical, on apples. The Alar Class Action Committee, a coalition of growers, said it will file a lawsuit in Yakima County Superior Court on or before Nov.
NEWS
February 2, 1989 | From United Press International
The government, citing new cancer studies, moved Wednesday to ban daminozide, a pesticide used on peanuts and apples and other fruits. The Environmental Protection Agency said the studies showed enough evidence of health risk to warrant the action. Daminozide is of special concern because it leaves residues in apple sauce, peanut butter, fruit juices and other processed foods consumed by children, who are particularly sensitive to pesticide poisoning. Acting EPA Administrator John A.
BUSINESS
December 30, 1988 | From Reuters
Avery Inc. said Thursday that it is in talks to sell its Uniroyal Chemical Co. subsidiary, its only operating division, to a group led by the unit's management for between $800 million and $810 million in cash and debt. Avery said that it expects the price to include $240 million to $250 million in cash and $560 million in assumed debt. The potential purchasing group retained Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc. to arrange financing for the purchase.
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