Breaking! Pesticide data for all!
(Sonoma County uses over 2 million pounds of chemicals in the vineyards yearly, CDPR.)
|Launching Pesticide Info|
I’m so excited to share that a newly updated, more intuitive, and easier to use pesticide information database is now available to the public, accessible at pesticideinfo.org.
As Senior Scientist here at PAN, I believe in the power of publicly-accessible scientific data; access to information is invaluable to our shared fight toward a safer and more just food and farming system. Pesticide Info is bringing technical data out of the ivory tower and into the hands of the people and communities who need it.
We built this site to bring together a diverse array of information on pesticides from many sources, providing human toxicity, ecotoxicity, regulatory information, and more for over 15,000 pesticides.
Interested in learning more? RSVP to join author and activist Sandra Steingraber and the Pesticide Info team on Tuesday, March 23rd at 11am PT for a launch event, including a walkthrough of the tool, campaign examples, and ample time to ask organizers and scientists your pesticide-related questions.
At its core, Pesticide Info is a tool that combines publicly-available data to create an interactive, searchable database of every chemical and product related to pesticide use and application. With Pesticide Info, you can look up information like the latest cancer ratings of widely used pesticides such as atrazine and glyphosate, or whether the brain-harming insecticide chlorpyrifos is also harmful to pollinators in your community (it is).
We can’t wait to see how you use the tool to move forward big wins in your community! We hope to see you on Tuesday, March 23rd at 11AM PT for the Pesticide Info walkthrough and launch event — don’t forget to RSVP!
Senior Scientist, PAN