Did you know that exposure to pesticides puts children and farm workers in harm’s way? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Kristin Schafer, Executive Director of the Pesticide Action Network (PAN). Schafer discusses the risks of pesticide drift and harms related to exposure on children and farm workers, including neurological damage from chlorpyrifos, and increasing herbicides used on genetically engineered crops. Schafer shines a light on the politics and PR spin used by the pesticide industry, and reviews a tool kit http://www.panna.org/sites/default/files/DriftReporting-InCaseofDriftToolkit-2017.pdf
designed to identify and reduce drift damage.
Schafer has been lead author on several excellent PAN reports, including Chemical Trespass: Pesticides in our Bodies and Corporate Accountability; and, Nowhere to Hide: Persistent Toxic Chemicals in the U.S. Food Supply. She also co-authored both A Generation in Jeopardy and Kids on the Frontline (2016).
Related website: www.panna.org