Toxic Strawberries?

Posted by Trish Riley, September 15, 2009

California strawberry farms could soon become toxic sites, if governor Arnold Schwarzenegger succumbs to industry pressure to bypass scientific review by the state�s Department of Pesticide Regulation and allows growers to apply methyl iodide, a potent fumigant that kills every living organism in the soil.

via Politics of the Plate: Toxic Strawberries?: Food Politics :

California sticks to science with methyl iodide

via CA sticks to methyl iodide science; Bhopal court orders Union Carbide arrest; Nutrition & organics; more… | Pesticide Action Network North America.

On July 7, 2008, Florida approved a conditional methyl iodide registration.

Enough is known about this chemical to predict that its use for soil fumigation will result in unhealthful human exposures. A history of mass poisonings involving other fumigants is part of the basis forth is prediction.