Sunday, April 25, 2021

Florida Says NO to Citrus Pesticide


Hi Everyone...

Florida citrus industry has been hit hard by a disease which is spread by the Asian citrus psyllid insect. Just before President Trump left office he approved a toxic pesticide called Aldicarb made by AgLogic Chemical LLC. The Agriculture Commissioner of Florida is now denying the use stating it, "is one of the world's most toxic pesticides, and is banned in more than 100 countries." The Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association and Florida Citrus Mutual is fighting stated in court it needs this chemical despite the Commissioners concerns of this chemical contaminating ground and surface water which would endanger the environment and those who use the water. For more details check this piece out.