One of FMC's core principles is to responsibly steward our agrochemical products so that growers will benefit from their use in agriculture without causing harm to humans, the environment, or wildlife. We condemn the use of our products by anyone as a means to kill any predatory wildlife. FMC regularly communicates with its distributors and farmers about the latest information about our pesticide products, their intended uses, and the consequences of misuse.
Furadan, like all pesticide products, is highly regulated. FMC performs studies so that we understand the characteristics of our products and that information forms the basis for the product label use directions which must be approved by the government before a product can be sold, distributed or used.
Sale or distribution of a pesticide product without a label, or use of the product not according to its label instructions, is illegal. Our labels are available in a variety of languages and include pictograms as a means to effectively communicate proper use and safety practices to farmers. FMC also requires its distributors to conduct training seminars to promote safe use and storage of our products.
As part of our ongoing, global stewardship initiatives, FMC has joined forces with Crop Life International, a federation of the plant science industry committed to sustainable agricultural practices. FMC was one of the first to participate in the CropLife International Safe Use initiative, launched in Kenya in 1991. This initiative trained growers on the proper use and storage of chemicals, created poison treatment and information centers, improved product labeling, and educated school children on the hazards of pesticides. The training continues today.