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Support Safer Food, From Field to Fork ACTION

Health & Wellness  (tags: farm workers, health, family, nutrition, prevention, farmers markets, food, business, ethics, pesticides )

- 1738 days ago -
Thirteen years of delay is just too long. The Worker Protection Standards designed to protect farmworkers from dangerous pesticides have languished in "internal review" since 2000, while farmworkers and their families continue to experience harm.

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Nancy C (806)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 2:02 pm
Arkansas (AR) Little Rock 72201 thru 72217
Indiana (IN) Indianapolis 46201 thru 46209
New Mexico (NM) Santa Fe 87500 thru 87506
Texas (TX) Austin 78701 thru 78705
New York (NY) New York 10001 thru 10048

Judy C (97)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 2:07 pm
Signed. Thanks Nancy.

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Wednesday July 17, 2013, 5:03 pm

Tamara Hayes (185)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 5:11 pm
Noted, signed, twittered and google shared. Thanks Nancy.

Charlene Rush (79)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 5:24 pm
Why should safe food be provided for the wealthy, only?

Kit B (276)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 5:30 pm

Thank you for standing with farmworkers and their families.

Ravenna C (20)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 5:51 pm
Thank you for standing with farmworkers and their families.

Helen Porter (39)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 5:52 pm
I added my name.

This is a most worthy petition,

Sheryl G (363)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 6:52 pm
Thank you for standing with farmworkers and their families.

Mary R (280)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 7:16 pm

Solitary Eagle (324)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 7:26 pm
Done. Thanks, Nancy.

Susanne R (234)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 8:39 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks, Nancy!

Laurie S (73)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 8:47 pm
Thank you for standing with farmworkers and their families.

Laurie H (817)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 8:49 pm
Gladly Signed & Shared, Thanks Nancy!~

Esther Z (94)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 9:22 pm
Noted and signed.

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 3:20 am
Thank you for standing with farmworkers and their families.
Thanks Nancy!

Emma S (239)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 4:11 am
Done! Thanks, Nancy.

P A (117)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 4:30 am
Signed - many thanks for this Nancy!

Ben O (171)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 5:54 am

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 7:28 am
signed and noted thanks

. (0)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 8:03 am
Signed and noted - thank you Nancy

Carole K (195)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 8:07 am
Noted & signed. TY, Nancy!

Patricia H. (440)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 8:44 am

Lisa N (206)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 9:04 am
Thank you for standing with farmworkers and their families.

. (0)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 10:07 am
gladly signed

. (0)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 11:02 am
Signed and Noted.

. (0)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 12:37 pm
done- ty Nancy

Birgit W (160)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 2:03 pm

Deb E (63)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 2:24 pm
Thank you for standing with farmworkers and their families

Henrik Thorsen (31)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 5:04 pm

Ruth R (246)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 6:32 pm
Noted and signed !

Sheila D (28)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 10:39 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Nancy.

Maria S (95)
Friday July 19, 2013, 9:42 am
Thank you for standing with farmworkers and their families.

Debra Tate (17)
Friday July 19, 2013, 11:00 am
Signed and noted.

Syd H (48)
Friday July 19, 2013, 12:38 pm
This is one of the biggest reasons I opt for organic (and local) when I am able as it's not just better for the environment we all live in, it is better for those working the fields (including the farmer).

For more immediate reasons see this post on what we are damning babies to so we can have winter tomatoes on our fast food burgers and tacos:

These health effects are another way that conventional food is subsidized by outsourcing the medical and other environmental costs onto us (even as it kills us):

Thanks for putting this up and for everyone who noted/promoted it.

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday July 19, 2013, 5:54 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you, Nancy.

Ann L (15)
Friday July 19, 2013, 5:56 pm
Noted and signed.

Dorothy N (63)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 7:08 am
Thanks, Nancy, for all you do.

I'd also like to mention that I added a comment to the effects that the companies responsible for these toxins should also be responsible (as, I believe, should all polluting industry be, with accurate attribution of ills to industrial causes, rather than using the industrial victim blame strategy to penalize the population, place industry imperatives as a controlling factor over the right of individual free choice and access to non-GM/gratuitously polluted-for-profit/cost-cutting food/drink/air/products - with accurate GM/toxin labelling on all products - and continue to offload the costs on to victims and society, this gaining them further ever-increasing wealth and power at the expense of planetary life) for not only the medical and other costs of such illnesses and premature deaths as their products/pollution cause, but for compensation to victims and their families.

Kathleen R (138)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 9:37 am
signed & noted

Carol H (229)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 5:10 am
signed and noted

Teresa Cowley (274)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 12:44 am
Signed--thanks Nancy.

Thursday July 25, 2013, 3:49 am
Thank you, Nancy.

Melania P (122)
Monday July 29, 2013, 1:20 pm
Thank you for standing with farmworkers and their families.
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