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What's up with GE mosquitoes?

In March, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the release of two billion experimental genetically engineered (GE) mosquitoes across several counties in California – Fresno, Tulare, San Bernardino, and Stanislaus – as well as Monroe County, Florida. To date, this would be the biggest release of GE insects in the world. 

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Celebrating Farmworkers

PAN is joining farmworkers and farmworker advocates around the country as they celebrate National Farmworker Awareness Week (March 25 - 31).  I would like to invite you to participate by putting the focus on the individuals who plant, cultivate, and harvest our food. Together, we can share and promote the continued work to eliminate a long legacy of injustice in our food and farming systems.

Margaret Reeves
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California's climate strategies ignore pesticides (Part II)

In Part I of this blog, I mentioned ecological pest management and agroecology multiple times. But what does ecological pest management actually look like? We spoke to a few farmers who are leading the way with innovative ecological pest management strategies. These alternatives to chemical pesticides are practical and effective, see for yourself: 

Asha Sharma
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Eating Local (‘Ai Pono) on Kaua’i

In traditional Hawaiian times, people that lived in Village settings were prepared for skilled pathways of cultivating food sources beginning in the early years of their lives. The traditions and cultural ways of being are centered on the care of the places and the sources of the food that is gathered.

Lorilani Keohokalole