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Pesticides: Balancing Benefits and Risks
October 12, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The use of pesticides is a balancing act – understanding the impacts, both beneficial and adverse, requires a broad overview of prevailing policy and the effects that policy has had. A current LWV of Oregon 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. You can find the complete study and other related events on the LWV Oregon website at https://www.lwvor.org/pesticides-and-other-biocides.
Join the Corvallis League for upcoming programs on this important study!
- Kaci Buhl, Associate Professor, OSU College of Agricultural Sciences, Environmental and Molecular Toxicology
- Andony Melathopoulos, Assistant Professor – Pollinator Health Extension, OSU College of Agricultural Sciences, Dept. of Horticulture
- Christy Tanner, Assistant Professor, Field Crops, OSU Extension
- Lisa Arkin, Executive Director, Beyond Toxics
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84771631078
Consensus meetings will be held on October 20 and 22. See calendar for details.