- UC Davis analysis suggests that the loss of fumigants could cost California $1.58 billion and 23,000 lost jobs.
From the Fresno Bee:
The Bee's editorial board recently opined that the soil fumigant methyl iodide, which has received a conditional registration from the Department of Pesticide Regulation as a restricted material in California, may be "legal, but not worth it." The editorial questioned why such a "toxic" material would be approved for use here in spite of objections raised by a group of 52 scientists as well as some in the environmental and anti-pesticide community.
With such an emotional issue, it is vitally important that the public understand the rationale behind such a decision and why DPR took approximately three years in coming to the current conclusion.