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View Resource Pesticide Action Network UK

The Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK) is a nonprofit organization that "promotes healthy food, agriculture and an environment which will provide food and meet public health needs without dependence on toxic chemicals, and without harm to food producers and agricultural workers." Through its website, PAN UK offers a number of downloadable publications including briefings; fact sheets for active...

View Resource A Helpful But Hazardous Harvest

Scientists clean up chemicals like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) with help from vegetables like pumpkins and zucchini. This radio broadcast explains how certain vegetables can be grown to absorb pesticides and industrial chemicals at contaminated sites. The clip is 2 minutes in length and is available in MP3 format. A text version is also available.

View Resource National Pesticide Information Center

The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) was created through a cooperative agreement between Oregon State University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Its primary function is to provide "objective, science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related topics to enable people to make informed decisions about pesticides and their use." The site contains seven primary...

View Resource Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act ( FIFRA)

Cornell University provides outline of U.S. Code Title 7, Chapter 6 -- Insecticides and Environmental Pesticide Control with links to full text of specific Sections.

View Resource Biological Control: A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America

The old addage "the enemy of your enemy is your friend" was never better illustrated than in the field of biological control. Based at Cornell University, this site contains information on the parasitoids, predators, and pathogens that attack insects that feed on crops and other plants favored by humans. New data is added regularly to this searchable site; users can select from any of the...

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