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.  

Methyl iodide is a known carcinogen, thyroid disruptor, and neurotoxin, and presents clear dangers to farm workers and surrounding populations when used for broadcast agricultural applications. We urge you to immediately re-evaluate the EPA's decision to register methyl iodide as a soil fumigant.
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Number Date Name Location
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 11:20:24 EDT 2010 Anonymous
8135 Wed Jun 30 16:13:50 EDT 2010 Anonymous
8134 Wed Jun 30 12:42:39 EDT 2010 Anonymous St Augustine, FL , US
8133 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....
8132 Wed Jun 30 09:14:08 EDT 2010 Vaughan Greene Panama City Beach, FL , US
8131 Wed Jun 30 00:35:02 EDT 2010 Anonymous Keep our families and children away from this toxic chemical.
8130 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....
8129 Tue Jun 29 19:11:31 EDT 2010 Anonymous
8128 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....
8127 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....
8126 Tue Jun 29 11:00:08 EDT 2010 Anonymous Just another way for the government to kill us off, population control. But, if it harms pregnant woman, it should say on the label, SERIOUS!
8125 Tue Jun 29 10:42:40 EDT 2010 Anonymous
8124 Tue Jun 29 03:53:09 EDT 2010 Rosanne Adams Stourbridge, GB+01 , GB Oh dear! When will we ever learn? Silent spring...dying bees.. dusty lifeless soil.. we are slowly killing ourselves and each other with all this greed for MORE MORE MORE. Stop now before it's too late. More....
8123 Tue Jun 29 02:24:29 EDT 2010 Anonymous I strongly believe that it is in the public's best interest to not use Methyl Iodide as a soil fumigant. Please consider reversing your decision to approve Methyl Iodide in farming applications.
8122 Tue Jun 29 02:24:15 EDT 2010 Kelly Knott north vancouver, CA+02 , CA
8121 Mon Jun 28 22:43:03 EDT 2010 Anonymous Stockton, MO , US WE DO NOT WANT MORE CHEMICHAL TRASH/POISON ON OUR FOOD!!!!
PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW THE USE OF METHYL IODINE ON FOOD CROPS!!!!
8120 Mon Jun 28 21:01:39 EDT 2010 Mark Mayers Liberty Lake, US+WA , US Stop trying to ruin our lives.
8119 Mon Jun 28 20:25:12 EDT 2010 Anonymous Healthy soil creates healthy crops. Leave the pesticides out of the food supply.
8118 Mon Jun 28 20:12:44 EDT 2010 Anonymous Please don't poison our strawberries or our children in California!
8117 Mon Jun 28 20:09:38 EDT 2010 Anonymous
8116 Mon Jun 28 20:01:45 EDT 2010 Becky VanderVeen Fountain Valley, CA , US
8115 Mon Jun 28 18:54:48 EDT 2010 Anonymous
8114 Mon Jun 28 18:38:39 EDT 2010 Anonymous
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