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NCAP is the leading Northwest voice for alternatives to pesticides.

Our Mission: The Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides works to protect community and environmental health and inspire the use of ecologically sound solutions to reduce the use of pesticides.


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    Beyond the Jug

    (by Sharon Selvaggio, Healthy Wildlife and Water Program Director)This blog is the first in a series that will explore new pesticide technologies – and what they mean for your health.   Pesticides are those nasty chemicals that come in jugs at the garden store, right? Not always. Research and development in “plant protection” is resulting in a slew of emerging technologies straight out of science fiction. Merging genetics with biochemistry, the industry is figuring out how to force living things to produce their own pesticides.
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    House Farm Bill Threatens Protections from Pesticides

    Organic agriculture and other conservation programs help keep harmful pesticides out of our water. This benefits our multi-billion dollar West Coast salmon fishery, and makes agriculture safer for people, too.  
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