Thursday, July 22, 2010

UPDATE on methyl iodide approval in California

Don't Eat the Strawberries!

Methyl iodide is so toxic that chemists use it to induce cancer cell growth in labs. Yet California state regulators are about to approve the use of methyl iodide as a pesticide on strawberry fields and other crops. The verdict on methyl iodide will have national consequences. While it is currently legal in 47 states, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has said that they will consider banning this toxic pesticide--depending on what California does about it.

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