_Dangerous new pesticide coming to the produce aisle_
Think strawberries are expensive now? Wait until they start costing people
California is about to sign off on an insane plan that would allow farmers
to use one of the world's most dangerous chemicals as a pesticide on
It's called methyl iodide, and even some chemists won't go near it. It's
such a powerful and reliable carcinogen that researchers use it to induce
cancer in lab animals.
But go ahead, take a bite. California says it's OK -- and never mind the
five Nobel-winning chemists and dozens of other experts who've written a
letter begging the EPA to keep this poison out of strawberry fields, forever.
Who do you believe -- a roomful of Nobel winners and their trusted
colleagues, or a bunch of politically motivated bureaucrats?