WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The manufacturer of a commonly used pesticide that has been linked to brain damage in children will stop making the chemical this year. Corteva Inc. said Thursday that it will end production of chlorpyrifos by the end of this year. It cited shrinking demand and withering sales for the pesticide. The decision comes after years of environmental backlash against the agricultural chemical, and moves to ban it in both California and New York. California banned sales of chlorpyrifos beginning on Thursday after state regulators said it had been linked to health issues in children, including brain damage. Chlorpyrifos is used on crops including citrus, cotton, grapes and almonds. Corteva — which was spun off last year after DuPont's merger with Dow Chemical — sai
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