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for Independent Weekly Vol. 5 Issue 4, Feb 26-March 11 1987
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The Pesticide Board will discuss a citizen request to restrict or ban the use of daminozide, which is sprayed on apples to make them redder, firmer, and more uniform. Research studies suggest that daminozide causes cancer. Despite 350 complaints of pesticide misuse in the last three and a half years, not one applicator or dealer has had their license permanently revoked.
A new North Carolina government report states that the state’s agriculturale industry cannot continue to depend on tobacco. The report, issued by a governor’s advisory panel, declares that either the market is going to squeeze out tobacco farmers or Congress will eliminate their protection.