The Fight Over Methyl Iodide - Part II

Last week we reported on a controversial pesticide the Schwarzenegger administration plans to approve called methyl iodide. The chemical is used to sterilize soil before planting. Strawberry growers say it's key to sustaining their industry. But scientists who advised the state worry that it's too toxic to be used safely. Experts gathered at a hearing this week warned that the chemical will endanger farmworkers and people living near strawberry fields.

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