Chlorpyrifos is a dangerous insecticide, widely used on a variety of crops, including strawberries, apples, wheat, and Christmas trees. Chlorpyrifos can damage the brains and nervous systems of those who are exposed. Farmworkers, rural communities, children, pregnant mothers and endangered wildlife are especially at risk. The Oregon Department of Agriculture(ODA) has proposed new rules to strengthen protections for Oregonians from pesticides containing chlorpyrifos.
Please help our farmworkers and agricultural lands phase out this toxic pesticide by submitting comments!
How To Submit Comments: Email your comments (in any language) during the open comment period to: firstname.lastname@example.org. You have until October 1, 2020.
Visit Beyond Toxics for templates and talking points in English to craft written and oral testimony. You can also share your story with PCUN in English or Spanish HERE.
Thank you for your advocacy on this important topic. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Friends of Family Farmers Policy Director, Amy Wong.