Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Cherry and Apple Pesticide under fire
Azinphos methyl or AZM is the main insecticide used in cherry and apple orchards. The cherry industry has zero tolerance for any insect parts found in the fruit. Whole truckloads of cherries have been dumped because of a single fruit fly maggot.Read AZM PHASEOUT LEAVES FRUIT FARMERS HANGING by The Environment Report
See results of search on keyword 'insecticide' for The Environment Report
Read this related article on Absolute Michigan
Read about EarthJustice's campaign to Protect Farmworkers From Toxic Pesticides and find out how you can help! Your contribution would make a great holiday gift! (hint, hint)
The photo is from the Absolute Michigan Pool on Flickr.
# posted by Tami @ 10:50 AM
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