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Methyl Iodide (Carcinogenic Strawberry & Tomato Pesticide) Illegally Approved

  Yes, we know that methyl iodide, a popular pesticide for use on tomatoes and strawberries, is carcinogenic (meaning it causes cancer). What you may not know is that it seems to have been approved illegally. More from sister site Eat Drink Better: Methyl iodide is one of the worst [...]
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