Californians for Pesticide Reform 
 
   
The Center for Investigative Reporting recently dug
in on California's failure to protect agricultural
communities from pesticide exposure.

What it found is not pretty.

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The Center for Investigative Reporting just released a six part expos´┐Ż on how the pesticide and industrial agriculture industries successfully pressured officials at the California Department of Pesticide Regulation to allow continued use of highly hazardous and volatile pesticides despite evidence of the dangers.

California strawberry growers use about 90 percent of all the methyl bromide in the developed world.
Credit: Sam Hodgson for CIR

 

Read the full report here: 

 

DARK SIDE OF THE STRAWBERRY: California's strawberry industry is hooked on dangerous pesticides