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Exposed: California Officials Manipulated Safety Data on Methyl Iodide, Ignored Scientist Warnings Against Approving Deadly Strawberry Chemical

Friday, 16 September 2011 07:20

‘Many of those plump, juicy strawberries found on produce section shelves are hiding a deadly little secret. In 2010, regulators in California, where over 90 percent of conventional strawberries are grown, quietly approved the use of toxic methyl iodide as a fruit pesticide after the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved it nationally.

But new evidence has now surfaced that government officials twisted study data to make the chemical falsely appear safe in order to get it approved — and individuals everywhere are now increasingly demanding that methyl iodide be banned.’

Read more: Exposed: California Officials Manipulated Safety Data on Methyl Iodide, Ignored Scientist Warnings Against Approving Deadly Strawberry Chemical

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