State poised to OK supertoxic pesticide

Farmers planting strawberries and other crops in California will soon have to contend with cancer-causing poison instead of bugs, worms and fungus if regulators get their wish.

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has proposed registering methyl iodide as a pesticide in California to the dismay of scientists and environmental groups, who say it is so toxic that even chemists are reluctant to handle it.

The chemical will become legal for growers to use after a 60-day comment period ending June 29 unless there is some kind of public outcry.

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Just say no to methyl iodide. Make sure the vendors know you support saying no to methyl iodide. Currently no vendors at the Santa Rosa Market are using this toxic poison.