Methyl Iodide Seems To Be Predominately Sprayed On Strawberries
Below is another great video for anybody who believes it’s not possible to sustainably grow organic produce. It’s being done all over the world, and Jim Cochran is one of many people doing it successfully.
The companies that manufacture these pesticides (big biotech companies like Monsanto) hold tremendous amounts of power over government policy. Perhaps this is why so much of the world has gone organic, yet North America continues to lag behind.
The chemical is approved for spraying in California’s strawberry fields at rates up to 110 pounds per acre on much of the state’s 38,000 acres in strawberry production, totaling millions of pounds of use.
Though methyl iodide will likely be used primarily on strawberries, it is also registered for use on tomatoes, peppers, nurseries, and on soils prior to replanting orchards and vineyards.
Although it is still sprayed around the country, it was banned in California a couple of years ago when all of this information came to light (source).