Report: Thousands of Kids Go to School Near Heavy Pesticide Use

The California Report Download audio (MP3)  Central Valley farmworkers and environmentalists stand near a school in West Fresno, which Cal EPA recently classified as one of the state’s most toxic hotspots. A new report shows tens of thousands of students in California attend schools very close to farms where heavy amounts of pesticides are used. Pesticide reform groups (continued)
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The California Report

Posted on April 30, 2014 By manishie

Pesticide Protection Zones: Keeping Kids Safe at School

Pesticide Watch Education FundSchool Protection Zones Executive Summary More than 150 million pounds of agricultural pesticides are used every year in California. As chemicals that are designed to kill or damage living things, pesticides pose a variety of health hazards. Almost 20 percent of the agricultural pesticides used in California are known to cause cancer, (continued)
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Pesticide Watch Education Fund

Posted on January 29, 2014 By Mina

Pesticides in the Air – Kids at Risk : Petition to EPA to Protect Children From Pesticide Drift

Farmworker Justice Submitted on behalf of United Farmworkers, PesticideAction Network of North America, Physicians for Social Responsibility, MomsRising, Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste, Sea Mar Community Health Center, California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, and Farm Labor Organizing Committee THE U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY HAS FAILED TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM PESTICIDE DRIFT AND MUST TAKE IMMEDIATE (continued)
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Farmworker Justice

Posted on January 29, 2014 By Mina

Paul Hobbs: The Lightning Rod

Sonoma Magazine   Paul Hobbs trots the globe from Sonoma County to France to Armenia to Latin America, making wine and advising other winemakers. The 60-year-old Sebastopol resident is one of the world’s most influential wine consultants, according to Robert M. Parker Jr., the world’s most prominent wine critic. A New York native who grew up (continued)
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Sonoma Magazine

Posted on October 30, 2013 By manishie

Protesters demonstrate against Sebastopol winery

Press Democrat  (From left) Steve MacDonald, Ernie Carpenter and Crystal Shaw protest the Watertrough Rd. orchard conversion by picketing outside of Paul Hobbs Winery in Sebastopol on Monday, July 29, 2013. (BETH SCHLANKER/ The Press Democrat) By Matt Brown THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Monday, July 29, 2013 at 5:01 p.m. A group of about 50 protesters (continued)
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Press Democrat

Posted on July 29, 2013 By Mina

Advocates Challenge EPA’s Continuing Failure to Protect Children and Families from Hazardous Pesticide Drift

Pesticide Action Network North America July 24 2013 Advocates Challenge EPA’s Continuing Failure to Protect Children and Families from Hazardous Pesticide DriftPublic interest groups urge immediate pesticide protections in areas where children live, learn and play San Francisco, CA—Today, a coalition of farmworker, public health, and conservation advocates filed a challenge in the Ninth Circuit (continued)
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Pesticide Action Network North America

Posted on July 24, 2013 By Mina