Strawberries Shouldn't Cause Cancer
Methyl iodide, approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2007, is dangerously close to being approved as a soil fumigant for strawberry crops in California and spreading as a widely-used pesticide for crops around the country.
Methyl iodide causes cancer, is a known neurotoxin and thyroid disruptor and has also been proven to cause spontaneous abortions in late-term pregnancies. It is so toxic that it is used to intentionally induce cancer cells in lab settings. And yet, the EPA has decided that methyl iodide is fit for our food, for our communities and for our bodies.
The EPA can reverse its decision on methyl iodide at any point. Now is the time to make sure they do so.
We will deliver your comments to the EPA by the end of June in collaboration with CREDO Action and the Pesticide Action Network of North America (PANNA). By signing the petition, you agree to receive periodic updates on offers and activism opportunities from Fresh and CREDO.
|8138||Thu Jul 01 14:35:06 EDT 2010||Anonymous|
|8137||Thu Jul 01 13:45:54 EDT 2010||scott corsi||muskego, WI , US|
|8136||Thu Jul 01 13:22:29 EDT 2010||Harvey Liss||Irvine, CA , US|
|8135||Thu Jul 01 11:20:24 EDT 2010||Anonymous|
|8134||Wed Jun 30 21:40:52 EDT 2010||Joyce Jost||Montpelier, VA , US|
|8133||Wed Jun 30 16:13:50 EDT 2010||Anonymous|
|8132||Wed Jun 30 15:47:30 EDT 2010||Lori Hyde||Woodbridge, VA , US||It absolutely defies logic that poison of any kind is sprayed on our food...|
|8131||Wed Jun 30 12:42:39 EDT 2010||Anonymous||St Augustine, FL , US|
|8130||Wed Jun 30 12:14:53 EDT 2010||Anonymous||Even those of us who can't afford to buy organic strawberries deserve fruit that won't make us sick!
It's also incredibly short-sighted to use such a dangerous chemical on a crop that is picked More....
|8129||Wed Jun 30 10:59:15 EDT 2010||Mary Heaton||Norwich, NY , US|
|8128||Wed Jun 30 09:44:56 EDT 2010||Caitlin Schroering||Jacksonville, US+FL , US|
|8127||Wed Jun 30 09:14:08 EDT 2010||Vaughan Greene||Panama City Beach, FL , US|
|8126||Wed Jun 30 03:11:17 EDT 2010||Anonymous||stourbridge, ot , GB||I live in the UK and we are not allowed to stop this, so I have a right to sign this too. No US strawberries for me until this is stopped- you are poisoning us.|
|8125||Wed Jun 30 01:42:00 EDT 2010||Will Cravens||Louisville, US+KY , US||I will not be buying anymore strawberries until this decision is reversed.|
|8124||Wed Jun 30 00:35:02 EDT 2010||Anonymous||Keep our families and children away from this toxic chemical.|
|8123||Tue Jun 29 23:22:09 EDT 2010||Heidi Reinberg||Brooklyn, NY , US||No!|
|8122||Tue Jun 29 21:49:54 EDT 2010||Anonymous||I live directly adjacent to Strawberry crops here in the North County of San Diego, California and am alarmed by the proposed reversal on the issue of Methyl Iodide, regarding Arysta® LifeScience™’s product More....|
|8121||Tue Jun 29 20:56:30 EDT 2010||Judith Fayette||Ferndale, US+WA , US||I feel like I should only eat what I grow. It's not safe to eat anything anymore unless you know where it came from. I ate a strawberry the other day that my husband grew. It tasted wonderful and didn't More....|
|8120||Tue Jun 29 19:11:31 EDT 2010||Anonymous|
|8119||Tue Jun 29 18:44:26 EDT 2010||Christine Seitsinger||La Verne, CA , US|
|8118||Tue Jun 29 17:10:25 EDT 2010||Anonymous||I urge you not to approve methyl iodide as a soil fumigant as it is dangerous to our health, we, the taxpayers who eat those strawberries and feed them to our children...isn't the world bad enough; don't More....|
|8117||Tue Jun 29 17:10:23 EDT 2010||Anonymous||I urge you not to approve methyl iodide as a soil fumigant as it is dangerous to our health, we, the taxpayers who eat those strawberries and feed them to our children...isn't the world bad enough; don't More....|
|8116||Tue Jun 29 16:49:24 EDT 2010||Jordan Weiland||Lakeland, FL , US|
|8115||Tue Jun 29 16:32:56 EDT 2010||Robert Winthrop||Miami, FL , US|
|8114||Tue Jun 29 16:08:37 EDT 2010||Ginny Reese||Keswik, VA , US|