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 20:25:12 EDT 2010||Anonymous||Healthy soil creates healthy crops. Leave the pesticides out of the food supply.|
|8112||Mon Jun 28 20:12:44 EDT 2010||Anonymous||Please don't poison our strawberries or our children in California!|
|8111||Mon Jun 28 20:09:38 EDT 2010||Anonymous|
|8110||Mon Jun 28 20:01:45 EDT 2010||Becky VanderVeen||Fountain Valley, CA , US|
|8109||Mon Jun 28 19:50:20 EDT 2010||Janne Tateno||Helsinki, ot , FI|
|8108||Mon Jun 28 19:24:13 EDT 2010||Ericka Balistreri||Wauwatosa, US+WI , US||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 aplications.|
|8107||Mon Jun 28 19:23:00 EDT 2010||Anonymous||Stanley, NY , US|
|8106||Mon Jun 28 18:54:48 EDT 2010||Anonymous|
|8105||Mon Jun 28 18:38:39 EDT 2010||Anonymous|
|8104||Mon Jun 28 18:04:37 EDT 2010||Deanna Altman||Papillion, US+NE , US||Please, no poison!|
|8103||Mon Jun 28 17:34:01 EDT 2010||Anonymous|
|8102||Mon Jun 28 17:27:59 EDT 2010||Anonymous|
|8101||Mon Jun 28 17:26:12 EDT 2010||Anonymous|
|8100||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.|
|8099||Mon Jun 28 17:10:10 EDT 2010||Anonymous|
|8098||Mon Jun 28 16:59:56 EDT 2010||Jeffrey Rascon||fort walton beach, FL , US|
|8097||Mon Jun 28 16:41:59 EDT 2010||Raina Morton||Stanardsville, VA , US||this is outrageous, we have to care about the Earth and ourselves...|
|8096||Mon Jun 28 16:38:48 EDT 2010||Anne Wilson||Olympia, WA , US|
|8095||Mon Jun 28 16:37:40 EDT 2010||Jocelyn Gorman||Marietta, FL , US||PLEASE stop the madness! Let's keep our food CLEAN!!!|
|8094||Mon Jun 28 16:33:04 EDT 2010||Anonymous|
|8093||Mon Jun 28 16:29:48 EDT 2010||Nancy Huber||C, GA , US||Please don't allow Methyl iodide. We want things to be healthy for us. Please support us.|
|8092||Mon Jun 28 16:20:11 EDT 2010||Doretta szmurlo||waynesboro, US+VA , US||Stop poisoning our food.|
|8091||Mon Jun 28 16:14:34 EDT 2010||Anonymous|
|8090||Mon Jun 28 16:09:39 EDT 2010||Anonymous|
|8089||Mon Jun 28 16:08:43 EDT 2010||Anonymous|