Via Food Democracy Now!...
Once again the pesticide industry is pushing an unsafe chemical to be used on foods that you and your children love to eat. Last year the state of California, the nation's largest producer of fresh fruits and vegetables approved methyl iodide, a potent carcinogen and neurotoxin for agricultural use on strawberries. Already banned in New York and Washington, significant outcry from scientists and citizens around the country has led the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider the ill-conceived approval of this toxic chemical from being sprayed on our food. We need to demand that they follow through and ban this chemical once and for all.
Please add your voice to the public comment period to ban the agricultural use of methyl iodide and tell the EPA it's time to protect American's health and safety over toxic agribusiness profits.