Great news! A successful organic farmer has just been appointed to head California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) by Gov. Brown. This is happy news on a number of fronts, but first and foremost, it means that CA is now poised to reverse the decision to register the cancer-causing strawberry pesticide, methyl iodide.
For over a year, Gov. Brown has been refusing to take action on methyl iodide, saying that the decision must rest with the incoming head of DPR. That person, Brian Leahy, is now in place. Please join us in calling for immediate action.
With your help we’ve been holding the line on methyl iodide. That struggle is what has created the moment of opportunity we have right now. Let’s finish this!
Send a clear message to Gov. Brown and newly appointed Director Brian Leahy: getting this carcinogenic chemical out of California must be a priority in 2012.