Volume 89 Issue 2 | p. 24 | Concentrates
Issue Date: January 10, 2011

Methyl Iodide Approval Challenged

Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: pesticide, soil

California’s decision last month to approve the controversial pesticide methyl iodide for use on strawberries and other crops was “irresponsible and illegal,” a coalition of environmental and farmworker groups asserts in a lawsuit filed against the state on Dec. 30. The groups claim that the soil fumigant is a known carcinogen that causes miscarriages and contaminates groundwater. The suit challenges the decision of California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), saying it violates . . .

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