Monthly Archives: January 2012

Methyl Iodide on the Chopping Block?

While all pesticides are designed to harm living things, there are some that are considered more dangerous than others. One of those pesticides is the controversial chemical methyl iodide, which has been used in strawberry fields in California since 2010. Many environmental groups and health professionals warned state regulators about the dangers of methyl iodide before it was approved at the end of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s term; they were ignored. The state’s own scientific advisors, as well as an independent panel of scientists, warned that the chemical can cause cancer, among other dangerous health effects. Now these groups, and others such as EarthJustice, are asking Alameda County Superior Court to put an end to its use. Continue reading

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Children in the Fields Campaign Youth Council Members Attend 4-H Retreat

Four Children in the Fields Campaign youth council members participated in an overnight 4-H Leadership Retreat on December 9th and 10th. They attended workshops on a variety of interesting themes including ethics, Robert’s Rule of Order, and leadership. The youth … Continue reading

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The Fields Claim First Life in 2012

“Every day in America, 12 people go to work and never come home. Every year in America, 3.3 million people suffer a workplace injury from which they may never recover. These are preventable tragedies that disable our workers, devastate our … Continue reading

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