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The Latest On: Pesticides

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.

May 23, 2016 | Blog Post

Six Ways We’re Learning to Love Our Food

Just five years ago, agricultural reform seemed out of reach. Today, everyone from chefs to lawyers to farmworkers are helping build a healthier, more sustainable food system.

April 22, 2016 | Video

How To Love Our Food

On the food we eat, how it gets to our plates, and what we can do to make our food production healthier for ourselves and for the planet. In conversation with Mark Bittman, Peter Lehner of Earthjustice, and Marcia DeLonge of Union of Concerned Scientists.

April 11, 2016 | Blog Post

Come Snow and Drought, Monarch Butterflies Fly On

Monarch butterfly numbers have rebounded miraculously this year, leaving scientists and butterfly admirers alike wondering if it’s just a fluke or if the monarchs are adapting to their historic route’s changing landscape. (Spanish language version available.)

April 8, 2016 | Blog Post

Breaking the Cycle: Moving from Chemicals to Cover Crops

Legal battles over pesticides are full of twists and turns, but we can make a better case for dropping them by ensuring farmers have better alternatives to harmful chemicals. (Spanish language version available.)

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