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Beyond Pesticides Forum – Report Back

On April 18th, Cristina and I both walked into a room at FAMU Law School to be a part of a panel. We were both speaking as representatives of YAYA at the Beyond Pesticides Forum alongside other individuals who work … Continue reading

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33rd National Pesticide Forum in Orlando!

Join Farmworker Association of Florida, Beyond Pesticides, and FAMU College of Law in Orlando, April 17-18 at FAMU College of Law, downtown! “This year’s conference will focus on agricultural justices, particularly as it relates to farmworker protections and organic agriculture. … Continue reading

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Sign EPA petition: ban pesticide that harms children

A message from the United Farm Workers (UFW): “Home use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos was banned over a decade ago because science showed it harms to children’s developing brains and nervous systems — including reduced IQ and increased risk of autism. Yet use in … Continue reading

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Gerawan violates law failing to warn workers of pesticides

A message from the United Farm Workers (UFW): “This is the scene described to us by a worker in the peach orchards of Gerawan—which sells its products under the Prima label. ‘As soon as we entered the block we smelled … Continue reading

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Farm workers need these protections now

A message from PANNA (Pesticide Action Network of North America): “20 years is a long time. Yep, that’s how long it’s been since EPA first created the only rules protecting the country’s two million farmworkers from on-the-job exposure to harmful … Continue reading

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Pesticide applicator ordered to lie

A message from the United Farm Workers: “When it comes to pesticide safety we work hard to create laws and regulations to protect both consumers and workers who labor in the fields. But what happens when the people we trust … Continue reading

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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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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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Demand more protections for farm workers

Farm workers are some of the hardest working people in our country.  They play a vital and indispensable role in our entire food system, and all of us depend upon their work to provide us with our food and nutrition. … Continue reading

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Fed Up: The High Costs of Cheap Food

For decades, the farms around Lake Apopka, Florida’s third largest lake, were sprayed with chemicals ranging from the now-banned DDT to toxaphene. The lake turned pea green; birds, alligators and fish died. Millions of dollars in tax-payer money has been … Continue reading

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