Toxic Strawberries? What is Methyl Iodide? Will strawberry shortcake be known for causing cancer, birth defects and miscarriages? 90 percent of U.S. strawberries are grown in California. And as progressive as they may be, California approved the use of this highly toxic chemical for strawberry fields last year. The good news is, you have a voice. There is an opportunity
to get this chemical banned at the federal level, but the comment period ends April 30th. Can you help us take action to stop the use of methyl iodide for strawberries?Buy Natural Garden Pest Control Here!
A panel of expert scientists and Nobel laureates called methyl iodide, "one of the most toxic chemicals used in manufacturing," and even though it was banned in Washington state, California approved its use on strawberry fields in 2010. The use of methyl iodide can cause significant problems for people, including cancer, miscarriages and brain damage in children.
California's decision has prompted a national Environmental Protection Agency review of methyl iodide, so we have an important opportunity to ban this chemical once and for all.
It's time to put our health and our children's health before the profits of the conventional pesticide industry. There are natural products available that provide a safer, healthier way to produce strawberries and other agricultural crops.
Please Sign the NRDC petition against the use of methyl iodide on our strawberries