Update 2:30pm: The hearing has ended. Amy Standen’s final tweet:

#Judge sends state attys off with homework: Convince me that you looked at alternatives to#methyliodide. Enviros feeling optimistic.

Original Post:

KQED’s News Fix blog is following today’s trial on Methyl Iodide, the fumigant approved in 2010 for use in strawberries, despite the concerns of scientists at the California Department of Pesticide Regulation itself.  KQED reporter Amy Standen is tweeting live from the courthouse.

Get the background and live tweets here.


Methyl Iodide Trial in Oakland 12 January,2012Lisa Aliferis


Lisa Aliferis

Lisa Aliferis is the founding editor of KQED’s State of Health blog. Since 2011, she’s been writing and editing stories for the site. Before taking up blogging, she toiled for many years (more than we can count) producing health stories for television, including Dateline NBC and San Francisco’s CBS affiliate, KPIX-TV. She also wrote up a handy guide to the Affordable Care Act, especially for Californians. Her work has been honored for many awards. Most recently she was a finalist for “Best Topical Reporting” from the Online News Association. You can follow her on Twitter: @laliferis

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