March 23rd, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Arysta Lifescience, manufacturer of Midas, the controversial methyl iodide fumigant used in California’s strawberry production, recently announced that it is suspending further sales of the product in the U.S.
Read More:Methyl Iodine Manufacturer Kills Its Toxic Strawberry Fumigant
January 23rd, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Methyl iodine, the neurotoxin chemical used to fumigate strawberry and tomato fields before planting, is at the heart of a growing debate in California just a year after former Governor Schwarzenegger approved its use.
Read More:Strawberries ‘n Cancer: Methyl Iodine’s Future Uncertain in California
October 2nd, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Organic California strawberries are grown with prohibited chemicals violating organic regulations, claims the San Francisco based Pesticide Action Network and several area growers in a recent letter to the USDA.
Read More:Loophole in Organic Standards Allows Toxic Chemicals on Strawberries
December 8th, 2010 - Jill Ettinger
Over two dozen California legislators and more than 50 scientists – including five Nobel laureates – objected to California’s use of methyl iodide on California strawberry crops, but, the measure was approved on December 1st.
Read More:Cancer-Causing Strawberries Approved in California