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17
Apr

33rd National Pesticide Forum Convenes in Orlando, FL

(Beyond Pesticides, April 17, 2015) Beyond Pesticides’ 33rd National Pesticide Forum begins tonight at the Florida A&M University College of Law in Orlando, Florida,  bringing together scientists, policy makers, farmworkers, and public health and environmental advocates to interact and strategize on solutions that are protective of health, the environment and workers.  The forum  provides an opportunity to share current science and policy, and discuss local, state, and national issues surrounding pesticides, health, the environment and worker safety. The conference, including a tour of the Lake Apopka area in the afternoon, runs through the evening of  April 18.  

This year’s conference will focus on  agricultural  justice, including the impact of pesticide use on human health and the environment, particularly as it relates to farmworker protections and organic  agriculture. Biodiversity, pollinator protection, and other relevant issues for Central Florida, including West Nile virus, pesticides in schools and hospitals, and genetic engineering will also be covered.

>>Don’t miss the opportunity to engage with our amazing  lineup of speakers! This year’s highlights include:  

  • Tyrone Hayes, PhD””trailblazing biologist whose research finds that the herbicide atrazine feminizes male frogs, is  one  of the leading scientists critical of the pesticide industry and regulatory process. He is a professor of Integrated Biology at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Louis Guillette, PhD””pioneer research  scientist on  endocrine disruption and reproductive health effects, who has studied the decline of Lake Apopka’s  alligator population, where farmworkers were also exposed to  agricultural  pesticides. He is the director of the Marine Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences Center, and a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Medical University of South Carolina.

…and more!  Click here to see the  lineup of speakers, and check out the  forum schedule!

The 2015 conference is convened by Beyond Pesticides, Farmworker Association of Florida, and Florida A&M University College of Law. Co-sponsors include  Agricultural  Justice  Project, Alliance for Fair Food, Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Earthjustice, Florida A&M University Small Farms Program, Florida Organic Growers, Food and Water Watch Florida, Orange Audubon Society, and the Youth & Young Adult Network (YAYA) of the National Farmworker Ministry.

Registration:  

For those who have not yet registered, general admission is  only $45, and  $20 for students  with current ID,  which  includes access to all sessions, workshops, and all-organic meals and beverages.  Walk-ins are welcome!  

For more information, go to  www.beyondpesticides.org/forum.

We hope to see you there!

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