HUGE Win! Arysta pulls methyl iodide nationwide

Kathryn Gilje
Panna

After years of promoting their controversial pesticide in the face of scientific and public opposition, Arysta LifeScience has pulled cancer-causing methyl iodide off the U.S. market.

The Tuesday evening announcement ends use in this country of what scientists have called “one of the most toxic chemicals on earth.”

Arysta’s decision comes on the heels of six years of scientist opposition, and deep public concern over the undue influence of the pesticide industry on government. This, together with leadership from farmworkers, rural high school students, mothers, farmers and so many others, made this happen.

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