Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Food and Chemicals

Part of the campaigns at FoodDemocracyNow.org is to get people to contact politicians and government agencies about their concerns with the environment and our food and personal health.

One of their current requests is for people to tell the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to put the health and safety of the American people over corporate agribusiness profits by banning the use of the toxic chemical methyl iodide from agricultural use.

Methyl iodide is a known carcinogen, endocrine disruptor and neurotoxin that is proven to cause late-term miscarriages and presents clear dangers to farm workers and surrounding populations when used for agricultural applications.

Already banned in New York and Washington, significant outcry from scientists and citizens around the country has led the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider the ill-conceived approval of this toxic chemical from being sprayed on our food. Leading strawberry growers in California have lobbied for this toxic chemical's approval, despite the scientific evidence that it can cause pose human health and environmental risks.

It's easy to click and send an email to add your voice in telling the EPA to immediately to ban the registration of methyl iodide as a soil fumigant.

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