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March 29, 2016 | Blog Post

Farmworker Awareness Week: Cultivating Awareness and Celebrating Change

It’s National Farmworker Awareness Week, and people from all walks of life are taking action. They’re speaking up for their families and communities, advocating for stronger protections and redesigning agricultural practices to eliminate pesticides. (Spanish language version available.)

March 25, 2016 | Blog Post

Fixing Our Broken Food System

Our inefficient, chemical-laden system of food production is costing us not only a healthy environment, but also healthy years of our lives.

March 11, 2016 | Letter

Letter to EPA Administrator Cynthia Giles

On January 20, 2016, fieldworker employees of Syngenta Seeds, Inc. were exposed to pesticides and taken to Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital. Earthjustice, Farmworker Justice, Pesticide
Action Network, Hawai‘i Alliance for Progressive Action, Hawai‘i SEED, Farmworker
Association of Florida, and The MOM Hui are reporting the incident to your office and, for the
reasons discussed below, ask that you ensure the incident is fully and properly investigated and that appropriate enforcement action is taken. We also ask that EPA consider this additional on the‐ground evidence as it moves forward with regulatory action on chlorpyrifos.

February 26, 2016 | Blog Post

The Empty Halls of Justice

The EPA says it wants to hear from the public about how best to handle civil rights complaints, but low turnout at a recent meeting in Oakland, Calif., raises concerns about whether the agency is doing enough to get the public’s attention.


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