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A Healthy Harvest: Thanks for a Great Event!

by Josh Vincent — last modified Oct 09, 2012 02:22 PM
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Photos and recap from NCAP's 4th annual dinner and fundraiser. read more...

Farm Bill Still in Play

by Jennifer Miller — last modified Nov 21, 2011 12:37 PM

Despite recent rumblings that Congress would soon be announcing the 2012 Food and Farm Bill, the process is not over. It appears the debt super committee process is about to fail, so the urgency to include a Farm Bill in the process is fading. read more...

GE Deregulation Hearing Comes to Corvallis

by Josh Vincent — last modified Nov 10, 2011 07:40 PM
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The USDA/APHIS is holding a public hearing on deregulating genetically engineered 'Roundup Ready' sugarbeets in Corvallis, OR on November 17th. read more...

Chlorphyrifos and Children

by aseligmann — last modified Aug 10, 2010 12:00 AM

Most of you have probably eaten a Washington-grown apple. But you probably didn't know that most of these apple trees are literally blasted with insecticides that are harmful to the nervous system (including the brain!). One of these insecticides – a well-studied chemical called chlorpyrifos – was banned for use in homes because of its high risk to children. But there are still children who are being exposed to this chemical - the children in farming communities where your apples and other foods are grown read more...

USDA's Annual Summary of Pesticides in Food and Water

by aseligmann — last modified Jul 17, 2010 12:00 AM

The food we eat and the water we drink is often contaminated with pesticides. With a system of agriculture that relies heavily on the use of pesticides – herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides – it's not surprising that residues of these chemicals turn up in our food and water. read more...

What's on Our Food?

by aseligmann — last modified Jul 16, 2010 12:00 AM

Pesticides commonly contaminate America's food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) publishes an annual pesticide data report that provides reliable information on pesticide residues in food, with emphasis on items eaten by infants and children. This data helps the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimate potential health risks from dietary exposure. read more...