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Tell EPA to protect kids from the “other” drift, too!

A message from Pesticide Action Network of North America: After years of pressure, EPA is poised to take action on the “other” kind of pesticide drift: volatilization. This kind of drift happens hours or even days after spraying. Pesticides that … Continue reading

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SCUPE Congress

On June 22, I had the privilege of traveling to Chicago with my fellow YAYA member, Jonathan, and YAYA Organizer, Nico, to give a presentation about farm worker justice at the Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education (SCUPE) Congress. This … Continue reading

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Our latest trip to the garden :)

I had the pleasure of traveling to Fellsmere, Florida two weekends in a row to maintain the Fellsmere Community Garden, an ongoing project that provides a vital function to a community of farm workers who experience exposure to harmful pesticides … Continue reading

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Volunteer at the Campesino Garden!

Join YAYA and the Farm Worker Association of Florida (FWAF) on Saturday, June 14th as we continue our efforts in supporting farm workers and their Campesino Community Garden project. The Fellsmere Community garden is an important project where members of … Continue reading

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Respect, Recognition, Raise!

The Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) has officially launched the “Respect, Recognition, Raise!” campaign. In 2013, FLOC members decided to continue organizing tobacco farm workers in the South by launching an organizing drive to sign up 5,000 new members over … Continue reading

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Troubling new pics of cow abuse at Darigold.

A message from the United Farm Workers: Earlier this month we released photos alleging abuse of cows by dairies associated with Darigold Inc. Darigold claims these photos are not current. But workers tell us the disturbing abuse of cows at … Continue reading

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Art, Conversation, and Farm Worker Issues

The National Farm Worker ministry will be facilitating a presentation and conversation about farm worker issues following a filming of Viva La Causa at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Please join us and discover how you can take action … Continue reading

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Do you want to drink milk that comes from these cows?!

A message from the United Farm Workers: These pictures are outrageously disgusting and infuriating. Imagine being a Darigold worker and being told to milk a cow you know is in pain. Imagine you’re that same worker and are concerned about … Continue reading

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Pledge to support safe food and safe workplaces

The Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) is a new project that brings together workers, growers and retailers in the effort to produce better fruits and vegetables. As produce farms comply with the EFI Standard—for improved working conditions, pesticide management, and food … Continue reading

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Tell the EPA to Say No to More 2,4-D

A message from Beyond Pesticides: Genetically engineered (GE) crops are failing nationwide, and have spawned a new generation of resistant “superweeds” no longer controlled by herbicides like glyphosate (Roundup). But rather than rethink the failed and toxic system marked by … Continue reading

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