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22nd National Pesticide Forum to be held April 2-4 at UC Berkeley, Details Online
(Beyond Pesticides, February 27, 2004) The 22nd National Pesticide Forum, Unite for Change: New Approaches to Pesticides and Environmental Health, will be held April 2-4 at the University of California, Berkeley. Featured speakers include: Howard Lyman, author of Mad Cowboy who was sued after an appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show; Sandra Steingraber, author of Living Downstream and Having Faith; Tyrone Hayes, UC Berkeley biologist that linked atrazine exposure to hermaphroditic frogs; Warren Porter, University of Wisconsin zoologist currently studying the impact of lawn chemicals on aggression and the immune system; and, Ignacio Chapela, UC Berkeley microbial ecologist who discovered GE corn may have contaminated the last reserve of biodiverse maize. Click here for a growing list of speakers.

This national environmental conference, convened by Beyond Pesticides, Californians for Pesticide Reform (CPR), Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) and the Society and Environment Division of UC Berkeley’s Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, will be held at UC Berkeley’s Clark Kerr Conference Center.

Topics to be covered include: emerging pesticide science, successful grassroots campaigns, corporate accountability, genetic engineering, pesticides in schools, sustainable food systems, uniting labor and public campaigns, pesticides and asthma, West Nile virus, stopping pesticide drift, messaging, litigation for change, pesticide body burden monitoring, alternatives for the home and garden, international issues and much, much more. For more information visit the National Pesticide Forum webpage.

Register here by March 26th to avoid the $20 late fee.