Resources to Learn More: Farmworkers and Pesticides

Want to learn more about this issue? Here are some resources to check out.

“Roman Pinal, the Southern California regional director for the United Farm Workers (UFW), says strawberry pickers are more susceptible to pesticide exposure than the average farmworker because the fields are more densely planted than other crops, meaning chemicals are being sprayed or are drifting closer to farmworkers. What’s more, compared to crops that are harvested once a season, strawberry plants produce fruit every two days—creating a situation where chemical management and harvesting occur “right on top” of each other, he says.”—Civil Eats, 2015

Want to learn more about this issue? Here are some resources to check out.

Farmworker Justice Report: Exposed and Ignored, how pesticides are endangering our nations farmworkers

Center for Public Integrity: Farmworker Advocates Press EPA to Update Pesticide Rules

Civil Eats: The Future Strawberry: Will the Loss of a Major Pesticide Help the Industry to Go Green?

Civil Eats: Is the Strawberry Field the Next Farmworkers’ Rights Battleground?

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Emily Rogers

Emily Rogers

Emily Rogers is the Co-op's member education manager. Contact her at erogers at coopfoodstore dot com.