I’m so sick of organic and conventional food issues right now that I’m about ready to go live in a cave, grow organic wheat and apples for the family and call it a day. Really. Blah. More on this later though. Right now I’m too keyed up to write so just a quick FYI…
The Thin Green Line reports, at the end of April, methyl iodide, “A pesticide so cancer-causing that it’s often used specifically to create cancer in rats for medical experiments was just proposed for approval for use on the state’s strawberry crop.” Sweet!
Smart people aren’t on board. According to CPR, a group of over 50 eminent scientists, including five Nobel Laureates, sent a letter of concern to U.S. EPA about the use of methyl iodide for strawberry crops citing all sorts of fun stuff like thyroid toxicity, permanent neurological damage and fetal losses.
Use of methyl iodide on strawberries has been proposed but won’t be finalized until public commenting on the proposal is closed. Learn more and learn where to send your comment at The Thin Green Line.