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From @Earthjustice: Farmworkers Savor Sweet Taste of Victory

Earthjustice suit pressures company to nix toxic pesticide Last month—less than a year after Earthjustice sued to protect strawberry field workers from a deadly pesticide—the maker of that pesticide has taken it off the market. This means that those who labor on our behalf can themselves enjoy the fruits of their labor without fear of crippling or even fatal results. The issue arose when California legislators threw caution (and their own scientists’ warnings) to the wind in approving methyl iodide, a highly toxic pesticide and known carcinogen that’s used primarily in strawberry fields. A month later, Earthjustice sued the state’s Department of Pesticide Regulation on behalf of a coalition of groups and farmworkers for violating several state environmental health laws meant to curb these kinds of irresponsible and politically motivated decisions. The lawsuit was strengthe...

Full article: http://earthjustice.org/blog/2012-april/farmworkers-savor...

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