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Lake Apopka Toxic Tour

On Sunday, November 24th, five YAYA members met up with three Rollins College students at the Apopka office of the Farm Worker Association of Florida (FWAF) to learn some of the history of Lake Apopka – one of the biggest … Continue reading

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Improve the Worker Protection Standards NOW!

Farmworkers are often exposed to dangerous pesticides while they work in the fields, facing a greater threat from exposure to these chemicals than any other sector of society. The Worker Protection Standard, the law that establishes basic protections, hasn’t been … Continue reading

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URGENT: Take action against fumigant pesticides!

Please take action to protect farm workers from the dangerous health effects of fumigant pesticides. There are only four more days to take action. Will you join our voices to demand that those who pick our food work in a … Continue reading

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Protecting Farm Workers from Pesticides

A message from the Pesticide Action Network of North America: “Scientists tell us that pesticides can harm our health, even at the very low levels found on conventional fruits and vegetables. Yet the two million farmworkers who plant, tend and … Continue reading

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EPA: Protect farm workers from pesticides!

A message from the Pesticide Action Network of North America (PANNA): “Many of our summer favorites — watermelon, strawberries, peaches — carry pesticide residues from field to table. And while even small amounts of these chemicals can be harmful to … Continue reading

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Protect farm workers from pesticides!

A message from the Pesticide Action Network of North America: To mark this year’s National Farmworker Awareness Week, we are urging policymakers to better protect the country’s nearly two million farmworkers from dangerous pesticides. Join us. Here in the U.S., … Continue reading

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Your e-signature will make a difference!

Florida YAYA members have visited WAWA stores to share their concerns, but have not heard back from management. Join your voice to theirs! Ask Wawa to convey their consumers concerns to Reynolds, calling on the tobacco giant to works with Farm Labor Organizing … Continue reading

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Victory! Arysta pulls Methyl Iodide nationwide.

A message from the United Farm Workers: “We did it! We are proud to share a huge victory with you. We’ve just gotten word that Arysta LifeScience has pulled cancer-causing methyl iodide off the U.S. market. This announcement means the … Continue reading

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Urge Gov. Brown to take action on methyl iodide

A message from PANNA: “The cancer-causing pesticide methyl iodide has been approved for use in California’s strawberry fields for a year. In March, Gov. Jerry Brown promised to take a “fresh look” at the decision to approve methyl iodide’s use, … Continue reading

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Pesticide Industry on Trial

A message from Pesticide Action Network of North America (PANNA): “Known as the ‘Big 6’, Monsanto, Dow, BASF, Bayer, Syngenta and DuPont control 74% of the global pesticide market and 49% of the global seed market, making the pesticide/agricultural biotechnology … Continue reading

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