FMC Distributes Mosquito Nets to Zanzibar Seaweed Farmers

Seaweed farmers in Zanzibar received 1,130 mosquito nets purchased with FMC employee contributions. These farmers sell to companies that supply FMC with seaweed. One-half of the nets were distributed on Pemba Island and the remaining nets were given to farmers on Unguja Island. The two islands compose Zanzibar.

According to Recarte "Bong" Cay-an, an FMC BioPolymer seaweed farming technician who covers East Africa, the farmers were thrilled to receive such a valuable and thoughtful gift. They assured Bong the nets will contribute to improved health in their families.

The distribution of nets was done in coordination with the U.S. Government’s "President's Malaria Initiative" that focuses on education about malaria, spraying house walls with insecticide, subsidizing mosquito nets to high risk groups (pregnant women and young children) and providing medicine.

May 31, 2011
U.S. Supreme Court Denies Review of EPA Decision on Carbofuran Domestic Tolerances
The U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition by FMC Corporation and three national grower groups for review of a lower appellate court ruling which had upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to deny an administrative hearing on the revocation of domestic tolerances for carbofuran.

March 01, 2011
Counterfeit Product Found in Uganda
FMC in cooperation with a leading NGO in East Africa, confirmed that a container of substance labeled as Furadan 5G was in fact counterfeit product.  FMC requests that if anyone finds product in East Africa with Furadan 5G labels on it, please contact the company through this website so we can test the material and investigate its production.

July 23, 2010
FMC Responds to U.S. Appeals Court Rulings on Carbofuran; Court Overturns Revocation of Import Tolerances
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit today ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reinstate import tolerances for carbofuran for rice, bananas, coffee and sugar cane. Although the court did not endorse EPA's views on the safety of carbofuran, for procedural reasons it did not overturn the agency's decision to deny an administrative hearing regarding revocation of domestic tolerances. FMC Corporation, the U.S. registrant for carbofuran (Furadan), while satisfied with the reinstatement of import tolerances, has not determined if further legal action will be taken regarding the continued denial of an administrative hearing until it can conduct a careful review of the court's opinion.

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