Ozone-Zapping Pesticide OK in U.S.

David Quilty

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November 4, 2006

What the hell is wrong with these people? Doesn’t anyone care what is sprayed all over their food? Jeez…

“The Bush administration on Friday won international approval for U.S. farmers to use thousands of tons of a potent ozone-destroying pesticide without having to dip substantially into large stockpiles that were recently revealed.

The pesticide, methyl bromide, was banned under an international treaty nearly two years ago except for uses deemed critical. U.S. officials have secured exemptions to the ban so that growers can use it to kill soil pests for tomatoes, strawberries and other crops in agricultural states like California and Florida.”

Read the whole story at Wired News

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