From community pushback of corporate control to a rekindled conversation about national food policy, some very real, hopeful shifts are in motion when it comes to pesticide policy.
The most interesting changes are bubbling at the local and state level, where we see communities winning key battles — in the face of mountains of corporate cash. From the island county of Kaui'i to Takoma Park, Maryland, local officials are putting ordinances on the books to protect families from health-harming pesticides. And in statehouses across the country, policymakers are taking action on pesticides to protect bees, children's health and farmer livelihoods.
Policy progress at all of these levels moves us ever closer to a healthy, thriving future for food and farming.