It was a beautiful summer evening in 2012, and my ex-husband and I were just finishing up our chores on the small farm property we were renting.
While we’ve been reflecting on PAN’s own children’s health campaigns, projects, and initiatives this week, the work to protect children is, of course, happening year-round.
Last month, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law. The landmark bill features provisions around health care, tax breaks, and most notably, climate change.
Many people like to glorify the efforts of small-scale, diversified producers of quality food. They like to point to the willingness of these growers to work with, rather than against, nature. Some, myself included, believe that this sort of farming, using many of the principles of agroecology, is a key component for building a healthier, more just world.
Wasps are excellent beneficial predators and surprisingly good pollinators. More people need to know the roles they play.
I’ve spent more time than most reading the use labels on pesticides. I can tell you that it has nothing to do with a riveting plotline or excellent character development. Instead, it is because of where we live (Iowa) and what we do here (small-scale, diversified farm).
In early June, the PAN global network released the latest update of its list of pesticide bans—and the news is encouraging.
Organizing Co-Director Asha Sharma recently sat down and chatted with her dad — Dr. Jivesh Sharma — about pesticides and cancer risk.
Our farm will soon observe an anniversary that we would rather not think about. On July 27, 2012, a spray plane applied a mix of three pesticides to a field adjacent to our vegetable and poultry farm.