Farmers Slow To Adopt Controversial Pesticide

A year after environmentalists lost a regulatory battle to keep the controversial pesticide methyl iodide off the California market, they appear to be winning the ground war against the chemical.  Only six California growers have used methyl iodide – marketed as MIDAS – to zap soil-borne pests and weeds before planting crops like chili peppers, strawberries and walnut trees.  Click here for full story.