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Pesticides and Biocides Study – Member Meeting 1

October 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the League for one of the Pesticides and Other Biocides Study Member Meeting.

Find the study here: https://www.lwvor.org/pesticides-and-other-biocides

The use of pesticides is a balancing act between advantages and disadvantages. Understanding the impacts, both beneficial and adverse, requires a broad overview of prevailing policy and the effects that policy has had. This study reviews the environmental and health costs and benefits of pesticide use, the current state of regulation at the federal, state, and local level, and the practices and precautions presently in place for their use. It reviews potential improvements to regulations and changes to practices that could improve outcomes and protect the environment and human health while maintaining a stable, safe, and reliable supply of foods and other farmed products.

Five key areas of pesticide development, use, and policy were identified for review and potential improvements:

  1. Education, training, and labeling
  2. Transparency and information gathering
  3. Funding, research, and evaluation
  4. Adaptive management and Integrated Pest Management
  5. Burden of proof and the precautionary principle.

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 837 9003 4927
Passcode: LWV

Or call in: +1 206 337 9723
Meeting ID: 837 9003 4927
Passcode: 612503



October 20, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm