Summer 2010: Common Sense - Pesticides, Precaution & Prevention

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In this issue, we share the latest science showing the health risks of pesticides borne by us all, which strike close to home for too many: cancer, learning disabilities, diabetes, Parkinson’s. We also share the stories of pesticide risk borne by people around the world, detailed in PAN’s new global report, Communities in Peril. PAN seeks healthier food systems that rely on human ingenuity, ecological understanding and a healthy dose of common sense. Where consumers, workers and farmers have proper influence over policy. Where research leads to safer practices. And where dependence on hazardous pesticides—products derived from chemical weapons—is eradicated from the playbook as too risky to manage.