Controversial strawberry pesticide taken off the market
In this photo from Tuesday, May 10, 2011, farm workers weed strawberry rows on a field outside Salinas, Calif. The strawberry field fumigant methyl iodide is being pulled from the U.S. market by its Tokyo manufacturer. Arysta LifeScience Inc. confirmed in a news release late Tuesday, March 20, 2012, that it was immediately suspending the sale of all formulations of the fumigant Midas, saying the decision is based on its economic viability in the United States.
Posted: Friday, March 23, 2012 12:00 am
Updated: 10:54 am, Wed Jan 30, 2013.
A pesticide used mostly on strawberries is being pulled from U.S. markets by its Japanese manufacturer after harsh criticism that the product is toxic and causes cancer.
Tokyo-based Arysta LifeScience Inc. said late Tuesday that it was immediately suspending the sale, marketing and production of all formulations of the fumigant Midas, or methyl iodide, in the U.S.
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Friday, March 23, 2012 12:00 am.
Updated: 10:54 am.