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.
|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|
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|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|
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|8089||Fri Jun 25 19:59:24 EDT 2010||Sherry Dalton||Sacramento, CA , UM|