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Welcome to NCAP's blog: The Buzz! Here you'll find everything you ever wanted to know about the latest efforts to reduce pesticides, tips for finding effective alternatives, and what you can do to help create a safe world and protect the health of people and the environment.

Something's Growing in Highland Park

by Aimee Code — last modified Aug 29, 2012 01:20 PM
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Is organic gardening contagious, or does it just run in the family? Larisa Code, sister of NCAP's Aimee Code, is greening up her urban, Los Angeles neighborhood, one small plot at a time. read more...

West Nile Virus Prevention

by emmeline — last modified Aug 29, 2012 12:00 PM

This week, two human cases of the West Nile Virus were confirmed in Oregon. Here's how to protect yourself. read more...

Free Land Care Workshop

by Josh Vincent — last modified Aug 15, 2012 02:04 PM

NCAP is offering a free workshop on organic urban land care on Wednesday, September 5 in Eugene, OR. read more...

Implications of the Minnesotan Ruling on Pesticide Drift

by emmeline — last modified Aug 08, 2012 02:15 PM

Organic farmers and consumers suffer a big setback when Minnesotan judges reverse a previous ruling that terms pesticide drift as trespass. read more...

Berggren Bugscaping Workshop, August 15

by Josh Vincent — last modified Aug 02, 2012 12:35 PM

A look at agricultural practices that promote healthy pollinators and other beneficial insects. read more...

House Farm Bill Seeks to Lift Crucial Environmental Safeguards

by Josh Vincent — last modified Jul 17, 2012 02:40 PM

Sections 10016 and 10017 of the House version of the farm bill would undermine longstanding safeguards designed to protect water, people, and wildlife from the impacts of pesticides. read more...

A Small Dose of Toxicology

by Josh Vincent — last modified Jul 12, 2012 04:18 PM
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Steven Gilbert's excellent book, A Small Dose of Toxicology, is now available in its 2nd edition as a free download. read more...

The Next Rachel Carson?

by Josh Vincent — last modified Jun 21, 2012 05:32 PM
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A poem on nature and pesticides by 6 year old NCAP supporter Haylee-Ann. read more...

Integrated Pest Management Prevents Toxic Exposures at Oregon Schools

by Josh Vincent — last modified Jun 21, 2012 01:36 PM
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Students aren't the only ones moving on to new things this summer. Oregon schools must comply with a new IPM law by July 1. read more...

Senate Amendments to the Farm Bill: The Good and The Bad

by Josh Vincent — last modified Jun 07, 2012 07:00 PM

What you should know about several forthcoming Food and Farm Bill amendments. read more...