03 Sep '11, 2pm

Strawberry Fields in Danger: Battle Over Dangerous Methyl Iodide in California Heats Up: When California approve...

Strawberry Fields in Danger: Battle Over Dangerous Methyl Iodide in California Heats Up: When California approve...

Strawberry Fields in Danger: Battle Over Dangerous Methyl Iodide in California Heats Up When California approved methyl iodide for use on California crops, specifically, wide swaths of strawberries fields, environmental and health advocates were distraught. Following the decision, Earthjustice filed a lawsuit challenging its approval and according to a post over on Civil Eats , the battle is heating up. Methyl Iodide Background Methyl iodide is pesticide that was approved by the EPA to replace methyl bromide in 2007. In September 2007, 50 chemists and physicians expressed serious concerns about the pesticide’s approval, fearing a lack of peer reviewed studies to prove its safety. Scientists also feared risk to unborn fetuses and infants . The same risks surfaced when it was approved in California by then governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Science and health advocates fought v...

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Activists gathered in San Francisco to protest the use of a known carcinogen as a pesticide on Calif. crops:

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Actiivists protest the use of methyl iodide. "Arysta, stop making methyl iodide. It's a cancer-causing pest-i-cide!" A sma...