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 on the LWV Oregon website HERE.
Join the Corvallis League for upcoming programs on this important study!
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 7:00 PM
- Kaci Buhl (invited), 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
PESTICIDES AND BIOCIDES STUDY – CONSENSUS MEETING 1
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 7:00-8:30 PM
Choose to join the League for this Member Meeting on either October 20 or October 22. Find the study here. Find Zoom Meeting Link here.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1:00-2:00 PM
We encourage your participation!