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Strawberry activists

(article, Culinate staff)

A recent Sierra magazine article profiled both the ongoing strawberry wars in California and the teens who are fighting back. The latest in the wars? The possible replacement of the fumigant methyl bromide with the potentially even more dangerous methyl iodide. And the kids? They're the children of immigrant farmworkers, who learned about the chemicals in school and are trying to prevent California's farms from using the newly approved methyl iodide. So far, their efforts seem to be working.