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Jan

New Video Release: Cultivating Community and Environmental Health,The 34th National Pesticide Forum

(Beyond Pesticides, January 19, 2016) We hope you will join us at  Cultivating Community and Environmental Health: Models for sustainable and organic strategies to protect ecosystems, pollinators, and waterways, the 34th National Pesticide Forum. The forum will be held April 15-16, 2016 (Friday afternoon and all day Saturday) at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, ME. This year’s conference focuses adoption of policies to protect human health and the environment, and organic land and building management strategies. Other topics include ensuring scientific integrity, water quality, protecting pollinators, pesticides in schools and hospitals, and genetic engineering.

The 2016 conference is convened by Beyond Pesticides, Toxics Action Center, and  Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA). Co-sponsors include:  Food and Water Watch Maine,  Friends of Casco Bay,  Organic Consumers Association,  Portland Protectors, and  Regeneration International, as well as other local environmental and human health advocacy organizations.

Register Today!
Reserve your spot at the 2016 Forum today and get the Early Bird Discount rate ($5 off until March 15). Registration starts at $45 and includes access to all sessions as well as organic food and beverages. In addition to access to amazing speakers and networking opportunities, we will serve light refreshments and all organic drinks Friday night, and organic breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks on Saturday. Scholarships are also available.  For more details about registration click here.

Speaker Highlights:

Aaron Blair, Ph.D.,  National Cancer Institute researcher (retired), author of more than 450 publications on occupational and environmental causes of cancer,  and the overall chair  the International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) evaluation panel that found  glyphosate (Roundup) to be a carcinogen.

Jonathan Lundgren, Ph.D., top U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) entomologist who received a  prestigious national award for civic courage  (Entomologist in the Crosshairs of Science  and Corporate Politics) for his work on neonicotinoids and pollinator decline in the face of agency attempts to suppress his work.

Jim Gerritsen,  Maine organic farmer with decades-long experience as owner of Wood Prairie Farm, and president of Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA). Mr. Gerritsen led a coalition of farmers in 2011 that filed a lawsuit (OSGATA et al v. Monsanto) against Monsanto Corporation to prevent it from suing farmers who have been contaminated by their genetically modified seeds for patent infringement.

 ”¦and more! Check back as we add information about speakers and sessions at the upcoming conference.

Videos from Last Year’s Conference
See Beyond Pesticides’  YouTube page  for videos of all the speakers, panels, and workshop discussions from the 33rd National Pesticide Forum!  Check out our past conferences here.

 If you would like more information about the conference, please see www.beyondpesticides.org/forum, email [email protected], or call 202-543-5450.

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