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Deby
Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2002 - 5:40 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I just got the following when I checked my mail tonight. Please tell me what you think:

Dear Deby:

Thank you for contacting Grimmway Farms. We do not use Auxi-Gro on any of
our crops. Aside from a miniscule concentration of chlorine in wash water
(to comply with State and Federal laws), we use no other cleaners or
sanitizers.

The following list represents those crop protectants that may be applied to
carrots (non-organic) grown in various areas of California by Grimmway Farms
or its Associated Growers.

Materials appearing on this list comply with all rules, regulations and/or
restrictions set forth by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the
U.S. Department of Agriculture. Applicable local, State and Federal laws
dictate the use of these materials. Further, these materials are applied to
the crop in the strict accordance with label instructions provided by the
registrant.

Alternatives and mitigation measures are always considered and, when found
feasible, adopted before resorting to the use of crop protectants.
Typically, only 2 - 4 materials are required throughout a growing season.

I hope you find this information helpful. It is our expressed desire to
fully inform the consumer regarding the use of crop protectants.

Sincerely,

Tasha Waide
Marketing Coordinator


Trade Name Common Name

Asana XL esfenvalerate
Benlate benomyl
Botran 75W 2,6-dichloro-4-nitroaniline
Bravo weather Stik chlorothalonil
Champ formula 2 flowable copper hydroxide
Cythion malathion
Diazinon 4E diazinon
Dipel 2X Bacillus thuringiensis
Fusilade DX fluazifop-P-butyl
Gramoxone Extra paraquat dichloride
Javelin WG Bacillus thuringiensis
Lannate methomyl
Linex 50 DF linuron
Lorox DF linuron
Malathion 57 EC malathion
Metam 426 metam sodium
Microthiol Special sulfur (micronized)
Neemix neem
Ridomil 2E metalaxyl
Ridomil Gold mefenoxam
Roundup Ultra glyphosate
Rovral iprodione
Sevin 80 WSP carbaryl
Sulfur, dusting sulfur
Super-six liquid sulfur sulfur
Telone C-17 1,3-dichloropropene + chloropicrin
Telone II 1,3-dichloropropene
Thiodan 50 WP endosulfan
Thiolux DF micronized sulfur sulfur (micronized)
Treflan 5 trifluralin
Tri-Form methyl bromide
Trilin trifluralin
Xentari Bacillus thuringiensis
Gerry Bush
Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2002 - 7:08 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh Deby- Don't consume anything from Grimmway Farms. Everything on your list is a chemical with toxic effects. I am a chemist and if I knew the crops were being treated with all of these chemicals I would never put them in my mouth. They say it is safe and approved-Hah!, so are aspartame and msg. We are sick because these chemicals are being sprayed on our food and the soil being treated with them! Grimmway Farms is just the tip of the iceberg. Our society is headed for disaster, just like the Titanic.
Organic is the only thing I can eat...and I use organic with caution and read every label. Maybe we all need to do as you have done and get the growers to tell us what they are using on the crops. What an expose this would make on 60 Minutes or Dateline!
Anonymous
Posted on Friday, January 18, 2002 - 4:31 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Deby - Great job in getting this info. Thank you!
Deby
Posted on Friday, January 18, 2002 - 7:57 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I think you should notice they mentione*non-organic* carrots. I re-wrote them today and asked about their *organic* carrots so we will see what they say.
I wish we had a place here where we could compile a list of safe produce companies,name brand safe foods(extensive list) etc...it is so hard when you are starting out.
Deby
Carol H
Posted on Friday, January 18, 2002 - 1:41 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wow! Want some carrot with your "crop protectants"? Their Newspeak just kills me.
Gerry Bush
Posted on Friday, January 18, 2002 - 5:06 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Great comment Carol...Thanks for the laugh!
Deb A.
Posted on Friday, January 18, 2002 - 10:29 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I will ask Mike if he will add the topic of "safe foods and products" to the others. Good idea, Deby. We could also add a bad product topic. That's what this board is all about....sharing and caring.
Deby
Posted on Saturday, January 19, 2002 - 9:17 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Grimmway Farms called me yesterday...hmmm?
Anyways, the man told me about their ORGANIC carrots, nothing with Auxi-gro.....they do not use it. They use nothing that is hydrolized....just natural fertilizers...he was very nice and I referred him to this site, for his own health's sake. I am so new at this, I am not sure if I am asking the right questions, or sound even like I know what I am talking about. Scary..
Deby
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