PESTICIDES: Enviros sound the alarm over apple chemical banned in Europe Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter Published: Thursday, April 24, 2014 An environmental watchdog today urged U.S. EPA to immediately ban a pesticide commonly applied to apples. Please subscribe to Greenwire to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.