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Drifting Pesticides Keep Making California Farm Workers Sick - Mother Jones

Dec 21, 2017

Mother Jones

Drifting Pesticides Keep Making California Farm Workers Sick
Mother Jones
Paul Towers, organizing director for Pesticide Action Network, says the frequency of these incidents calls for stiffer penalties. “The fines levied against these companies amount to little more than pocket change for large-scale growers,” he said, “It ...

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Jim Hightower: Coalitions of Agriculture Outsiders Tackle Powerful Agribusiness Insiders - Truth-Out

Dec 21, 2017

Truth-Out

Jim Hightower: Coalitions of Agriculture Outsiders Tackle Powerful Agribusiness Insiders
Truth-Out
... which view food as nothing but another assembly line product to be fabricated by any means that fatten the corporate bottom line. We're in an ongoing, momentous struggle (cultural, economic, political and moral) over the very nature and future of ...

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Coalitions Of Agriculture Outsiders Tackle Powerful Agribiz Insiders - Huntsville Item

Dec 21, 2017

Coalitions Of Agriculture Outsiders Tackle Powerful Agribiz Insiders
Huntsville Item
In the 1980s, when I was Texas ag commissioner, my staff and I proposed a comprehensive set of state rules to protect farmworkers, public health, our water supplies and farmers themselves from the life-threatening consequences of toxic pesticides. But ...

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