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  • Controversial pesticide approved in California

    December 1, 2010 9:41 PM

    After months of debate, California regulators have approved a controversial pesticide for fruit and vegetable growers. Methyl iodide faced heavy opposition from environmental and farmworker groups. They said it could poison air and water. The new pesticide will replace methyl bromide, which is being phased out because it damages the... more »
  • State senator asks EPA to reconsider controversial pesticide

    August 10, 2010 9:20 PM

    A California senator wants environmental officials to take a closer look at a controversial pesticide. Senator Dianne Feinstein wants the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider its approval of methyl iodide. Some scientists are concerned it could poison the air and water while others say it causes cancer. Meanwhile, strawberry... more »
  • Proposed pesticide creates growing concern for farm workers

    June 24, 2010 10:31 PM

    Farm workers are outraged over a state proposal that would allow a new pesticide to be used in California. In April, the state board that regulates pesticides proposed allowing growers to use methyl iodide. It would replace the popular fumigant, methyl bromide, that's being phased out because it depletes... more »
  • Controversy growing over proposed use of methyl iodide

    June 24, 2010 2:03 PM

    Controversy is growing over the proposed use of a pesticide that will be used mainly for strawberry crops. In April, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed allowing growers to use methyl iodide. It would replace the popular fumigant, methyl bromide, which depletes the ozone layer. Strawberry growers would... more »

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