As reported by CREDO Action, a publication of Working Assets, California is about to approve a potent carcinogenic gas for use on strawberry fields and other food crops. “The chemical — methyl iodide — is so toxic that scientists in labs use only small amounts with special protective equipment, yet agricultural applications mean it could be released directly into the air and water.”
We have one last chance to stop methyl iodide from being used on our food. The Department of Pesticide Regulation is accepting public comments on it’s proposal through June 14.
The urgency of this issue was highlighted again today with a new study showing links between pesticides and ADHD.
Stop the use of dangerous pesticides in our foods, and in the meantime, buy and eat organic fruits and vegetables!