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SEPTEMBER 11
, 2014: 
. . .  Citrus greening disease threatens picking jobs, environmentalists and farmworker advocates sue EPA over its footdragging on banning pesticide, update on labor struggle in Washington state, severe abuse of pine straw workers in Georgia.

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Read Article on SANTIAGO RAFAEL CRUZ !!!

 

After years of international pressure, the U.S. is finally forcing growers to cease their use of methyl bromide, an odorless and invisible chemical that has been found to be a major depleter of the earth's ozone layer.  In a scramble to find a replacement for this widely-used pesticide, scientists have settled on methyl iodide.  While methyl iodide does not pose the same threat to the ozone layer as methyl bromide, it is perhaps even more toxic for humans.   

Methyl bromide is widely used on Florida's tomato and strawberry crops.  The following article shows the struggle in California over whether the state will permit methyl iodide to be used as a replacement for methyl bromide.  Florida will have to make a similar decision soon.  Worker advocates may well want to monitor the handling of this issue by Florida's Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Click here for more.

 

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EPA Public Meeting: Fumigant Pesticide

 

Testimony of Jonathan P. Hiatt Before the U.S. House

of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary

Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees,

Border Security, and International Law

 

 

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JUSTICE FOR SANTIAGO RAFAEL CRUZ

 

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Ag Jobs Vote and Thank you

Drawings of possible farmworker housing

Summary of AgJOBS:

Agricultural Job Opportunities, Benefits and Security Act of 2005

 

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Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Public Meeting

An Inconvenient Truth:  Immigrants Are Critical to Florida’s Future Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 - Selby Library Auditorium - 2 to 4pm. Panelists: Kelly Kirschner Former Sarasota Mayor and current Director of Unidos Now Rev. Charles McKenzie State Coordinator of the Rainbow-PUSH Coalition Open to the public.  No cost. Sponsored by Sarasota/Manatee Farmworker Supporters

2:00 PM

THE AUDITORIUM OF THE SELBY PUBLIC LIBRARY

1331 1st Street
Sarasota, FL  34236
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