Role of National Watchdog
Pesticides serves as a watchdog for federal and state agencies, which
are institutionalizing "acceptable" levels of public exposure to harmful
pesticides known to cause chronic health effects, such as cancer, neurological
and immune system disorders. We encourage concerned citizens to become part of this public process. By adding your voice to the regulations.gov dockets, you put dual pressure on government officals: on one end to hold pesticide manufacturers accountable and on the other to maintain the integrity of organic production.
What's New at EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP)?: Beyond Pesticides' webpage brings you the latest information from OPP. Please provide a comment on the dockets listed.
What's New at USDA's National Organic Program (NOP)?: Beyond Pesticies is working to keep you up to date with the latest information from the NOP. Track new developments in organic, including dockets open for public comment, new fact sheets, and announcements. For more information on Beyond Pesticides work on organic agriculture, view our program page.
View Comments to Government Agencies: Beyond Pesticides continuously sends comments on pesticide policies to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), as well as state and local agencies.
For more information on many of the pesticides addressed in Beyond Pesticides' watchdogging activities see the Gateway on Pesticide Hazards and Safe Pest Management. This database tool provides decision makers, practitioners, and activists with easier access to information on pesticide hazards and safe pest management.
For questions on upcoming issues or any of Beyond Pesticides' comments, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 202-543-5450.