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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.

Food and Fun in the Field

by Josh Vincent — last modified Aug 10, 2011 07:14 PM
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A free dinner and workshop on sowing seeds with congress and harvesting farm bill conservation dollars. read more...

School Compost and Fruit Flies

by Josh Vincent — last modified Jun 09, 2011 05:37 PM

How to manage fruit flies in compost, from guest blogger Anne Donahue, Compost and Urban Agriculture Program Coordinator, City of Eugene read more...

Help Protect Threatened Salmon and Steelhead from Pesticides

by Josh Vincent — last modified Jun 01, 2011 06:00 PM


Farmers to the Rescue

by Josh Vincent — last modified May 23, 2011 03:40 PM
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Organic farmers converge on the Capitol in a fight to preserve the nation's organic programs. read more...

Amending FIFRA through S. 718

by Josh Vincent — last modified May 23, 2011 01:44 PM
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Background info on a current Senate bill that proposes to remove pesticide regulations protecting water quality. read more...

A New List of Cancer-causing Pesticides

by Josh Vincent — last modified May 10, 2011 02:48 PM
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EPA's 2010 List of Chemicals Evaluated for Carcinogenic Potential read more...

A House Divided...

by Josh Vincent — last modified Apr 21, 2011 01:21 PM
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The House Committee on Natural Resources has sent conflicting messages to the White House and EPA regarding the impacts of pesticides on endangered salmon. read more...

Round 1 Comments Complete

by Josh Vincent — last modified Apr 06, 2011 03:32 PM

Comments on the Endangered Species Act Section 7 Consultation Draft Biological Opinion for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Registration of Pesticides Containing 2,4-D, Captan, Chlorthalonil, Diuron, Linuron, and Triclopyr BEE. Docket No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0654 read more...

Is Triclosan a Wash?

by Josh Vincent — last modified Apr 01, 2011 01:50 PM

Information on the popular anti-bacterial agent, triclosan and the citizen petition to remove it from consumer products. read more...

Support Clean Water! Oppose HR 872

by Josh Vincent — last modified Mar 23, 2011 05:20 PM
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NRDC and Baykeeper's analysis of FIFRA vs. CWA, along with talking points for contacting your representatives in congress in opposition to HR 872. read more...