A message from the Pesticide Action Network of North America (PANNA):
“Many of our summer favorites — watermelon, strawberries, peaches — carry pesticide residues from field to table. And while even small amounts of these chemicals can be harmful to our health, farmworkers often face the most direct exposure in fields and orchards. Too often, they lack sufficient safeguards.
The Worker Protection Standards that were designed to fill this gap have for too long been weak and unenforced — and we hear revisions are finally in the works. Please add your name to PANNA’s petition urging policymakers to better protect the country’s nearly two million farmworkers from dangerous pesticides. It’s time for EPA to get it right.”