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Controversial Pesticide Pulled From U.S. Market

AP | GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 05.21.2012 | Green

FRESNO, Calif. — A pesticide used primarily in the strawberry industry is being pulled from the U.S. market by its Japanese manufacturer, a surp...

'This Case Is A Battle Of The Experts'

| Posted 03.14.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Amy Standen The lawsuit over California's approval of a controversial pesticide might ...

'I Would Not Want My Family, Friends Or Anyone Else To Be Near This Chemical'

| Posted 02.13.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Robin Urevich A year after environmentalists lost a regulatory battle to keep the cont...

Did Officials Ignore Scientists' Warnings About This Dangerous Strawberry Pesticide?

| Posted 10.30.2011 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Amy Standen California’s former top pesticide regulatory official dismissed safety g...

Rachel's Kids

Michael Brune | Posted 08.17.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Rachel Carson would be proud of the kids at Renaissance High School in Watsonville, California.

Strawberry Farm Neighbors Protest Fumigant Use

AP | By GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 07.13.2011 | Green

SALINAS, Calif. -- When Annette Danzer and her husband moved into a house surrounded by brush and strawberry fields on California's Central Coast, the...

Pesticide Regulation Head Leaves Post For Chemical Giant

Civil Eats | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

California's top pesticide regulator is leaving her job to work for Clorox. Mary-Ann Warmerdam, the director of the Department of Pesticide Regulation...

Controversial Pesticide Linked To Cancer Approved For Use In California

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

FRESNO, Calif. — California regulators approved a pesticide Wednesday for use by fruit and vegetable growers despite heavy opposition from envir...

Under Fire From Chemical Industry, Scientific Panel Is 'Gutted'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

This post comes courtesy of California Watch By Amy Standen Five out of nine members of a scientific panel that advises the state on toxic chemicals...

Cancer-free Strawberries Please!

Ana Joanes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ana Joanes

My little girl is barely 10-months and I just love to watch her eat a strawberry, leaving her little face and fingers red and sticky! But I only give ...

Methyl Iodide Controversy: Warning About Strawberry Field Chemical Ignored

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Amy Standen California pesticide regulators plan to approve a new agricultural chemical called...

Strawberry Showdown: No Methyl Iodide with My Shortcake, Please

Naomi Starkman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Naomi Starkman

Commercially grown strawberries and tomatoes in California could start getting an unhealthy dose of the highly toxic methyl iodide. Among scientists' greatest concerns is the pesticide's ability to cause spontaneous abortion late in pregnancy.