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Pesticide Industry May Metamorphose

December 14, 1995
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an organic pesticide has been developed by a Galilee farming community as a possible replacement for the environmmentally harmful methyl bromide.

Commercial marketing of the fungus-based product, which was developed on Moshav Alon, recently got under way, Israel Radio reported.

Earlier this month, Israel joined an international effort to phase out by 2001 its production and use of methyl bromide, which damages the ozone layer.

Israel, whose production of methyl bromide was a $60 million export business, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of the chemical.

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