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Jun 28, 2011

Is the "Clean 15" Just as Toxic as the "Dirty Dozen"?

Recently, Environmental Working Group released its annual "Dirty Dozen" and "Clean Fifteen" lists...

Jun 13, 2011

Fumigant protesters gather at ag office

A coalition of community and environmental groups protested outside the Fresno County Agriculture...

May 16, 2011

Neighbors, farmworkers ask EPA to ban use of fumigant in California strawberry fields

When Annette Danzer and her husband moved into a house surrounded by brush and strawberry fields...

Mar 24, 2011

Years after approving the strawberry fumigant methyl iodide, EPA may reconsider.

Methyl iodide will face renewed scrutiny from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The...

Mar 10, 2011

The Midas Touch, The Midas Effect

The controversial fumigant methyl iodide may soon be applied to local fields, despite dire...

Mar 2, 2011

Pesticide Industry Ramps Up Lobbying in Bid to Pare EPA Rules

The pesticide industry is applying extra doses of lobbying in an effort to eradicate federal...

Feb 23, 2011

Scientist slams state for OKing toxic pesticide

Two months after a California regulators approved a cancer-causing pesticide for use in...

Jan 20, 2011

County refrains from methyl iodide use, for now

Scientists insist that the toxicity of methyl iodide is so powerful it can change DNA structure....

Jan 10, 2011

Strawberry Fields (Poisoned) Forever

The state that supplies 90 percent of U.S. strawberries has approved a fumigant pesticide that...

Jan 4, 2011

Methyl iodide's use in state challenged by suit

Environmentalists and farmworkers challenged approval of a toxic fumigant and carcinogen for use...