July 28th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Last week, the EPA announced new regulations on use of the fungicide, chlorpyrifos, a known toxin commonly used on potato crops. The new ruling will lower the allowable applications and the restrictions will be on product labels later this year, the agency reports in a statement released on the EPA website.
Read More:EPA Restricts Use of Potato Fungicide, Dismisses Petition for All-Out Ban
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