Protect strawberries from an Already Banned (But Still Used!) Pesticide – Tell Hillary Clinton to Act Before She Steps DownBy Ali Geering-Kline
Right now, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), on behalf of strawberry agribusiness corporations, are asking Secretary of State Clinton and EPA Administrator Jackson to get more methyl bromide for California. Why? Because instead of coming up with safe, non-toxic alternatives to methyl bromide, industry’s favored alternative was another toxic pesticide called methyl iodide – a chemical known to cause genetic damage, miscarriages and cancer.
Secretary Clinton will be leaving office later on this month. Tell her to leave us with a healthy legacy, one without more methyl bromide. Let’s make 2013 the year of the healthy strawberry.Tags: California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), cancer, health, Hillary Clinton, methyl bromide, miscarriage, OLD: Pesticides, strawberries, toxic fumigant
Ali manages the website and coordinates the online communications of CEH. She works with the communications and development staff to create messaging strategies and public education content for CEH’s supporters and online audience. A Bay Area native, Ali attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where she received a B.A. in Sociology and Cultural Studies. This allowed her to live abroad in Argentina, where she studied Latin American history and learned valuable Spanish language skills. Ali is thrilled to be part of an organization that advocates for healthy communities so effectively.