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Controversial strawberry pesticide methyl iodide pulled from US market listen

03/22/12 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Last year WMNF reporter Kelly Benjamin produced a report about the toxic fumigant methyl iodide being used in Florida on strawberry and tomato fields and how Florida's Department of Agriculture does not keep track of where the pesticide has been used. Now, after months of harsh criticism and a lawsuit on behalf of health, farmworker and environmental activist groups, the makers of methyl iodide are suspending all US sales.

On Tuesday, Arysta Lifesci...

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