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December 5, 2014 | Feature

Pesticide Exposure in Muck Fields & Ferneries in Florida

No one else in this country faces a more poisonous, unregulated workplace than the agricultural worker. These stories of agricultural workers in Florida demonstrate the need for stronger protections.

October 9, 2014 | Feature

The Toxic Secret of California’s Salad Bowl

The farmworkers who help bring fresh fruit and produce to your table aren’t protected by the safety standards most workers in the U.S. enjoy. The farmworkers’ reality is often a nightmare of back-breaking work and repeated exposure to toxic chemicals.

March 23, 2015 | Video

Pesticide Lake: The Poisoning of the Workers of Apopka

Every day, crop dusters spray a witch’s brew of toxic pesticides on farmworkers in the United States. One of the communities that has been impacted is Lake Apopka, Florida. This video tells their story.

March 6, 2015 | Blog Post

Celebrating Creative Women in a Climate Crisis

Wherever Women’s History Month is observed, there are people celebrating the life and legacy of Rachel Carson, but even the wildly original Carson owed a debt to the courageous women who came before her.

February 17, 2015 | Blog Post

Enlist Duo: EPA Approves Heinous Herbicide

Earthjustice has filed a motion to stay the EPA's approval of the herbicide Enlist Duo on the grounds that the agency violated the Endangered Species Act.

February 6, 2015 | Feature

Infographic: Following the Fruits of a Romantic Date

First dates require a special touch, like a beautiful bouquet of flowers, a basket filled with luscious strawberries, or a bottle of the finest wine. But what about the people and places that harvested those crops before the date? How do they fare?

January 22, 2015 | Blog Post

Hugs Laced with Pesticides

Elvia Vasquez, a former farmworker sickened while working in the fields of California, now educates farm laborers to prevent more poisonings.

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