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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This petition has a goal of 20000 signatures
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Number Date Name Location
8113 Mon Jun 28 18:04:37 EDT 2010 Deanna Altman Papillion, US+NE , US Please, no poison!
8112 Mon Jun 28 17:34:01 EDT 2010 Anonymous
8111 Mon Jun 28 17:27:59 EDT 2010 Anonymous
8110 Mon Jun 28 17:26:12 EDT 2010 Anonymous
8109 Mon Jun 28 17:19:49 EDT 2010 Anonymous Please do not add more toxins to the land , the farmworkers and the community. We need to get back to organics.
8108 Mon Jun 28 17:10:10 EDT 2010 Anonymous
8107 Mon Jun 28 16:59:56 EDT 2010 Jeffrey Rascon fort walton beach, FL , US
8106 Mon Jun 28 16:33:04 EDT 2010 Anonymous
8105 Mon Jun 28 16:14:34 EDT 2010 Anonymous
8104 Mon Jun 28 16:09:39 EDT 2010 Anonymous
8103 Mon Jun 28 16:08:43 EDT 2010 Anonymous
8102 Mon Jun 28 16:04:34 EDT 2010 Anonymous
8101 Mon Jun 28 16:03:49 EDT 2010 Anonymous Cedar Grove, NC , US Please stop poisoning us. Just stop.
8100 Mon Jun 28 15:15:40 EDT 2010 Anonymous STOP making us sick with these chemicals, then causing health insurance rates to skyrocket, then ultimately, killing us.
8099 Sun Jun 27 20:52:05 EDT 2010 Anonymous 206 -->205Strawberries are delicious and nutritious. Please don't spray them with toxic chemicals. Let's take more steps towards organic foods, rather than more steps towards spraying toxic chemicals on our foods.
8098 Sun Jun 27 16:06:46 EDT 2010 Anonymous Lets keep our food clean for our children...
8097 Sun Jun 27 15:59:18 EDT 2010 Anonymous Aliso Viejo, CA , US
8096 Sun Jun 27 10:28:39 EDT 2010 Sandy Himsworth Perkasie, PA , US
8095 Sat Jun 26 22:15:10 EDT 2010 Lee Patton Barrington, US+IL , US
8094 Sat Jun 26 13:47:58 EDT 2010 Anonymous Woodridge, IL , US
8093 Sat Jun 26 10:29:00 EDT 2010 Anonymous
8092 Sat Jun 26 09:58:32 EDT 2010 Anonymous
8091 Sat Jun 26 08:19:50 EDT 2010 Anonymous
8090 Sat Jun 26 08:19:45 EDT 2010 Anonymous
8089 Fri Jun 25 19:59:24 EDT 2010 Sherry Dalton Sacramento, CA , UM
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