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A mycoherbicide is a bioherbicide based on a fungus.

In the United States

In the United State House of Representatives, the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 2006 (H.R. 2829) passed with the inclusion of language to initiate research into the use of mycoherbicides against drug crops in foreign countries. In particular, the U.S. is considering using Fusarium oxysporum as a mycoherbicide against coca plants in Colombia. The United States Senate is currently drafting its own version of the bill. The use of mycoherbicides has been rejected by all U.S. government agencies that has studied them, including the Department of Agriculture, the State Department, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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