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Worm composters beware! Pesticide-covered watermelon could kill your squirmy friends – and make you sick too.

164009_watermelonIf you’re reading this blog, there’s every chance you’re the owner of some type of worm composter. The people over at FullCycle in Noordhoek, Cape Town are reporting that several of their customers noticed their worms died after being fed watermelon. In looking for a possible cause, they found that a pesticide by the name of Aldicarb (brand named “Temik”), although severely restricted for use in other countries, is listed for use on crops by the Department of Agriculture in South Africa. (more…)


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