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Watsonville teachers, students challenge methyl iodide

A giant Japanese chemical company announced on March 20 that it would no longer sell methyl iodide in the U.S. for use as a pesticide.

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"Agent Orange corn" and herbicide spark concern

As the Food & Drug Administration decides whether to approve genetically modified corn that will be resistant to the chemical, the Environmental Protection Agency is considering stepping forward to restrict use of 2,4-D.