In the late 1800s, Chinook salmon dominated the waters of the San Francisco Bay and the San Joaquin River Delta region, with conservative estimates of 1 to 2 million spawning fish swimming upstream from ocean to river every year to return to the gravel beds where they once hatched in four seasonal “runs.” It is a journey that has long inspired the Native American people that live near Mt.
This is a guest blog by Jeannie Economos. She is the Pesticide Safety and Environmental Health Project Coordinator for the Farmworker Association of Florida, which includes coordinator of the Lake Apopka Legacy Project and the Lake Apopka Farmworker Memorial Quilt Project.
Editor's Note: On September 14, Bayer purchased Monsanto for $56.5 billion, the largest corporate takeover of 2016. Bayer is a multinational chemical and pharmaceutical company hoping to expand its reach into agribusiness.