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Take Action to Keep California's Strawberry Fields Safe!


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JL
- 604 days ago - action.ufw.org
Instead of investing fully in moving towards safe strawberry fields, some decision makers have caved to industry pressure by petitioning to create more loopholes to allow the use of methyl iodide's banned predecessor, methyl bromide.



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JL A. (272)
Friday November 30, 2012, 11:07 am
Take Action to keep California's strawberry fields safe!

Last spring the UFW and their partners at PANNA and other environmental groups won a tremendous victory in keeping the cancer-causing fumigant methyl iodide out of California’s strawberry fields. That dangerous chemical has now been pulled from the entire U.S. market and we are all a little safer.

However, this might not continue. Instead of investing fully in moving towards safe strawberry fields, some decision makers have caved to industry pressure by petitioning to create more loopholes to allow the use of methyl iodide’s banned predecessor, methyl bromide.

Methyl bromide has been banned globally for good reason. It is an ozone-depleting chemical and developmental toxicant. Farmers all over the world have figured out how to farm without either methyl bromide or methyl iodide. Surely, with a little persistence and support, California farmers can too.

These exemptions are unnecessary and undermine the progress our state has just begun to make in transitioning off of fumigant pesticides.

Hold officials accountable to the promise of safe strawberry fields in California. Join us in urging California EPA head Matt Rodriguez to affirm his commitment to end fumigant pesticide use by 2020 in California, and to create a plan that supports farmers' efforts to do so.

Petition at:
http://action.ufw.org/page/s/castrawberries
 

Elizabeth O. (88)
Friday November 30, 2012, 11:15 am
Signed.
 

Judy C. (106)
Friday November 30, 2012, 11:27 am
Signed. Thanks J.L.
 

JL A. (272)
Friday November 30, 2012, 11:29 am
You are welcome Judy! You cannot currently send a star to Judy because you have done so within the last week.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (61)
Friday November 30, 2012, 2:10 pm
noted, thanks !
 

JL A. (272)
Friday November 30, 2012, 2:12 pm
You are welcome Roger!

FYI--this one does not limit to US residents in design
 

NicoleAWAY W. (629)
Friday November 30, 2012, 5:32 pm
signed~
 

JL A. (272)
Friday November 30, 2012, 6:23 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Nicole because you have done so within the last week.
 

John B. (215)
Friday November 30, 2012, 7:49 pm
Thanks J.L. for the link to the United Farm Workers petition. Signed and noted.
 

JL A. (272)
Friday November 30, 2012, 7:50 pm
You cannot currently send a star to John because you have done so within the last week.
 

Dorothy N. (63)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 7:57 am
I was very happy to be able to sign something enabling Californians to complete their current stride forward, as well as affecting California-grown berries that are sold in our Canadian stores.


And would like to mention some even scarier thing which are ongoing:



http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/10/self-replicating-patents/?utm_source=Contextly&utm_medium=RelatedLinks&utm_campaign=Previous

Supreme Court to Rule on Patents for Self-Replicating Products

By David Kravets
10.10.12



... If the farmer’s view were adopted, the government argued, “the first authorized sale of a single Roundup Ready soybean would extinguish all of [Monsanto's] patent rights to that soybean and to its progeny.”

Monsanto agreed, telling the court that if it sided with the farmer, such a decision would doom its business model.

“Without reasonable license restrictions prohibiting the replanting of second- and later-generation soybeans, Monsanto’s ability to protect its patented technology would effectively be lost as soon as the first generation of the product was introduced into the market,” the agriculture giant told the high court in a filing. ...

So how could it be ruled 'acceptable' for Monsanto to put Nature herself, as well as farmers, 'out of business', with this absurd claim of patenting and forever owning pre-existing forms of life?

If nothing else, the fact the Monsanto's unwanted, virus/bacteria/other-infected GM versions uncontrollably infect other life ought to be cause for Monsanto to be sued into extinction and prevented from releasing such garbage into the environment where it can't be cleared out of the gene pool.

Nobody aware wants GMOs consumed by humans or any animals, or infecting natural life with its scrambled and damaged DNA!



And something that potentially affects us far beyond even the restriction of disease study/treatment:


http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/11/scotus-human-genes/

Supreme Court to Decide if Human Genes Are Patentable

By David Kravets
11.30.12
7:22 PM

 

JL A. (272)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 8:08 am
Thanks for helping us all better understand the legal issues involved in Monsanto's cases Dorothy. You cannot currently send a star to Dorothy because you have done so within the last week.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 9:37 am
Signed & posted
 

Silvia Gonzalez (32)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 9:41 am
Done.
 

JL A. (272)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 9:46 am
Thanks for posting Theodore! You cannot currently send a star to Theodore because you have done so within the last week.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 2:17 pm
Signed
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 2:25 pm
signed. LIFE depends on Nature, Death comes from "cides".
 

JL A. (272)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 2:37 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Yvette because you have done so within the last week.
 

Debra Van Way (12)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 4:18 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 4:51 pm
Signed, shared & noted. Thanks, J.L.
 

JL A. (272)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 5:15 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Debra because you have done so within the last week.
 

Glenville J O. (0)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 5:34 pm
Neither our bodies nor our planet thrives well getting dosed with poisons. The sooner growers go back to natures way of producing tasty nourishing food and caring for our planet the better.
 

Shirley B. (5)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 7:38 pm
Signed.
 

JL A. (272)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 7:45 pm
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Past Member (0)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 10:40 pm
Noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 11:12 pm
I simply will not eat any fruit and vegetables that are not organically produced and I urge you to do the same.
 

JL A. (272)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 7:22 am
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Mandy A. (93)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 8:27 am
signed with comment
 

JL A. (272)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 8:49 am
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DAVID LAIRD (0)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 2:38 pm
SIGNED
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 3:31 pm
Signed
 

JL A. (272)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 3:32 pm
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Melania Padilla (173)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 4:01 pm
Done before!
 

JL A. (272)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 4:32 pm
Thanks Melania!
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Monday December 3, 2012, 6:12 am
signed & noted
 

JL A. (272)
Monday December 3, 2012, 7:06 am
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Sara W. (110)
Monday December 3, 2012, 11:32 pm
Signed.
 

JL A. (272)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 7:01 am
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