Grist - 3/11/2009.By Tom Philpott – Creepily red, hard as stones and about as flavorful, industrial strawberries rely on chemical fumigants to control pests. Now comes news that the industry's new favorite fumigant – sulfuryl fluoride – is a greenhouse gas 4,800 times more potent than carbon dioxide, according to a recent MIT study.
|Insect Fumigant Identified As Potent Greenhouse Gas|
Environmental News Service - 3/11/2009.Sulfuryl fluoride, a gas used for insect control, has the potential to contribute to future global warming at more than 4,800 times the potency of the better known greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, an international team of researchers said today.
|Pesticides and perceptions|
Bangor Daily News - 3/11/2009.Editorial – A change in attitude, not state law, is needed to ensure that the Board of Pesticides Control fulfills its obligations.