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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.

September 21, 2016 | Report

Petition for Emergency and Ordinary Suspension of Chlorpyrifos Uses that Pose Unacceptable Risks to Workers and Petition to Cancel All Uses of Chlorpyrifos

On behalf of United Farm Workers, League of United Latin American Citizens, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, National Hispanic Medical Association, Farmworker Association of Florida, Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste, Migrant Clinicians Network, Learning Disabilities Association of America, California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, and GreenLatinos, we hereby file this combined petition asking the Environmental Protection Agency (―EPA‖) to suspend and cancel chlorpyrifos uses.

September 15, 2016 | Blog Post

Good Seed, Bad Seed

As huge corporations patent and genetically alter seeds across the globe, independent seed companies are sowing a different future for our food system. (Spanish language version available.)

September 14, 2016 | Legal Document

Legal Document: Community Groups Bring Civil Rights Complaint Against State Agencies

Community groups The Moms On a Mission (MOM) Hui and Pō‘ai Wai Ola/West Kaua‘i Watershed Alliance, represented by Earthjustice, have filed a complaint with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Agriculture, calling on both agencies to investigate the Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture’s and Agribusiness Development Corporation’s actions against Native Hawaiians in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

August 15, 2016 | Blog Post

The Hidden Costs of Food

Conservative estimates suggest that the real cost of our food could be roughly double the apparent cost.

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