"Strawberry Pesticide Targeted by Environmentalists, Farmworkers"

"A coalition of environmental and farmworker groups is urging California's Gov.-elect Jerry Brown to cancel the imminent approval of a controversial agricultural pesticide after he takes office, citing evidence that it is linked to cancer.

The San-Francisco-based Californians for Pesticide Reform, an umbrella group of 185 organizations, plans to ask Brown to direct officials not to approve methyl iodide as part of a broader set of agricultural recommendations the group will present to the incoming administration next week."

Margot Roosevelt reports with Jacob Adelman /AP for the Los Angeles Times November 25, 2010.

Source: LA Times, 11/26/2010