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Ignacio Chapela + others- National Pesticide forum

Friday, April 02, 2004
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Unite For Change: New Approaches to Pesticides and Environmental Health
The 22nd National Pesticide Forum
University of California, Berkeley - Clark Kerr Conference Center
April 2-4, 2004

Visit for registration, agenda and further
details. You need not register for the entire conference if you want to
just drop in on a session.

The 22nd National Pesticide Forum, Unite for Change: New Approaches to
Pesticides and Environmental Health, will begin on Friday, April 2 at
1:00 pm with a garden tour featuring "The Edible Schoolyard" garden at
Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School. The trip is just a few minutes away
by bus, please email to reserve a seat if
you plan to attend. Registration will begin at 3:00 pm and the program
will begin at 6:30 pm.
Speakers at the Forum include: Howard Lyman, family farmer and author of
Mad Cowboy who was sued by Texas cattlemen following an appearance on the
Oprah Winfrey Show; Sandra Steingraber, ecologist and author of Living
Downstream and Having Faith: An Ecologist's Journey to Motherhood; Tyrone
Hayes, UC Berkeley biologist that linked atrazine exposure to
hermaphroditic frogs; Warren Porter, University of Wisconsin zoologist
currently studying the impact of lawn chemicals on aggression and the
immune system; Ignacio Chapela, UC Berkeley microbial ecologist who
discovered GE corn may have contaminated the last reserve of biodiverse
maize. The speaker list is growing daily; please see for recent additions.

Topics to be covered include: emerging pesticide science, successful
grassroots campaigns, corporate accountability, genetic engineering,
pesticides in schools, sustainable food systems, uniting labor and public
campaigns, pesticides and asthma, West Nile virus, stopping pesticide
drift, messaging, litigation for change, pesticide body burden
monitoring, alternatives for the home and garden, international issues and much, much more. The Forum is sponsored by Beyond Pesticides/NCAMP,
Californians for Pesticide Reform (CPR), Pesticide Action Network North
America (PANNA), California Student Sustainability Coalition and the
Society and Environment Division of UC Berkeley's Department of
Environmental Science, Policy and Management.

Register now and save! Print and mail the form below or register online
Member rates: $75 individual/ $75 non-profit/ $175 business
Non-Member rates: $85 individual/ $85 non-profit/ $200 business
Student rates: $25 UC Berkeley students/ $30 other students
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