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Friday, April 09, 2010
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

National Pesticide Forum in Cleveland

Reduced conference rate -- just $25 for Ohio residents, grassroots activists, and students.

Cleveland will host "Greening the Community," the 28th National Pesticide Forum. This national environmental conference is convened by Beyond Pesticides, CWRU Medical School's Swetland Center for Environmental Health and Beyond Pesticides Ohio, and will draw a large crowd from the state and across the country.

The conference is an important opportunity for community people nationwide to get together, share the latest information, meet with scientists and policy makers, and discuss local, statewide and national strategies on pest issues, pesticides, public health and the environment.

Forum highlights include: Jeff Moyer, organic farming and gardening expert with the Rodale Institute and outgoing USDA National Organic Standards Board chair; Melinda Hemmelgarn, registered dietitian, investigative nutritionist, and award-winning "Food Sleuth" journalist who encourages people "think beyond their plates"; Canadian organizers who played a key role in the effort that banned cosmetic pesticide use in Ontario in 2009; renowned scientists focusing on endocrine disruption, cancer, learning disabilities, and the link between birth defects and season of conception. Workshops will cover a range of issues affecting Ohio and the nation including: organic lawns and parks, healthy food, Great Lakes and safe drinking water, protecting pollinators, eliminating pesticide use in schools and much more.

Registration information.

Reduced conference rate -- just $25 for Ohio residents, grassroots activists, and students. Cleveland will host "Greening the Community," the 28th National Pesticide Forum. This national environmental conference is convened by Beyond Pesticides, CWRU Medical School's Swetland Center for Environmental Health and Beyond Pesticides Ohio, and will draw a large crowd from the state and across the country. The conference is an important opportunity for community people nationwide to get together, share the latest information, meet with scientists and policy makers, and discuss local, statewide and national strategies on pest issues, pesticides, public health and the environment. Forum highlights include: Jeff Moyer, organic farming and gardening expert with the Rodale Institute and outgoing USDA National Organic Standards Board chair; Melinda Hemmelgarn, registered dietitian, investigative nutritionist, and award-winning "Food Sleuth" journalist who encourages people "think beyond their plates"; Canadian organizers who played a key role in the effort that banned cosmetic pesticide use in Ontario in 2009; renowned scientists focusing on endocrine disruption, cancer, learning disabilities, and the link between birth defects and season of conception. Workshops will cover a range of issues affecting Ohio and the nation including: organic lawns and parks, healthy food, Great Lakes and safe drinking water, protecting pollinators, eliminating pesticide use in schools and much more. Registration information.

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