State Department Approves Dangerous Strawberry Pesticide


I am shocked that the State Department of Pesticide Regulation has approved the use of methyl iodide on strawberries. Scientists for the State of California have testified that methyl iodine is, “known to be neurotoxic, as well as developmentally toxic and an endocrine disruptor…”.

For years, conventional farmers injected methyl bromide in the soil, only later to be banned because of it damaged the ozone. Now, this new chemical poses a far more immediate threat because it is a known neurotoxin and endocrine disruptor.

Please read the New York Times article on the subject – http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/20/us/20strawberries.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=methyl%20iodide%20strawberry&st=cse

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