agriculture

Did you know that U.S. citizens largely depend on immigrant labor to harvest and process our food? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Iris Figueroa, staff attorney for Farmworker Justice, a nonprofit organization that seeks to empower migrant and seasonal farmworkers to improve their living and working conditions. Figueroa discusses farm labor statistics, working conditions, immigration policies, health and safety, and access to justice.  Also mentioned: the CHAMACOS study’s evaluation of health risks to farmworker children: https://cerch.berkeley.edu/research-programs/chamacos-study  and particular risk from the pesticide, chlorpyrifos.

Related website:  www.farmworkerjustice.org

January 17, 2019

Iris Figueroa, staff attorney for Farmworker Justice, describes immigrant farm labor statistics and health challenges. 1/17/2019

Did you know that U.S. citizens largely depend on immigrant labor to harvest and process our food? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda […]
December 13, 2018

Steven Apfelbaum, Fellow of the Ecological Society of America, Founder and Chairman of Applied Ecological Services, describes the value of ecological services, biodiversity, and emulating nature in regenerative land practices to mitigate climate change. 12/13/2018

Did you know that nature provides a wide range of valuable and efficient services to society, including flood water management, pollination and air and water cleaning? […]
December 6, 2018

Steve Smith, Director of Agriculture for Red Gold Tomatoes, and Chairman of the Save Our Crops Coalition describes the risks of using the herbicide, dicamba. 12/6/2018

Did you know that use of the herbicide dicamba on genetically modified (GMO) soy and cotton crops threatens health-promoting fruit, vegetable and tree crops? Join Food Sleuth […]
November 29, 2018

Dr. Kris Nichols, Soil Microbiologist connects quality soil to nutrient-dense food, public health and vibrant communities. 11/29/2018

Did you know that soil quality is at the heart of abundant, nutrient-dense food? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her […]