From Prison Planet.
Jan 20, 2011
A major agricultural chemical company says it is not in the best interests of Americans for the EPA to ban the use of a toxic fluoride compound in the processing of food supplies.
Dow AgroSciences, a subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company, says it is “disappointed” that the EPA has announced a phase out of the use of sulfuryl fluoride (SO2F2) as a pesticide, commonly used to fumigate nuts and fruits for US consumption.
Indeed, Dow says that the move will actually detract from US public health goals.
“The Food Quality Protection Act is intended to protect the food supply,” Howell added. “If implemented, EPA’s proposal would actually threaten food quality protection. Surely, we can find a better policy solution for agriculture and public health.”