Aug 25, 2021
Colorado - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency just announced that it will ban chlorpyrifos from all food crops.
Mark Magana, Founding President & CEO of GreenLatinos released the following statement:
“The horrible lifelong impacts of Chlorpyrifos has plagued Latino farmworkers and families for generations. Ending its use ends long standing abuse of essential workers that disproportionately falls not only upon the very community members providing the food we eat for dinner, but our families around the dinner table, too. What we do to the land we do to ourselves and this significant move to end the use of Chlorpyrifos on crops is a win for the health of people and the planet.”
GreenLatinos is an active comunidad of Latino/a/x leaders, emboldened by the power and wisdom of our culture, united to demand equity and dismantle racism, resourced to win our environmental, conservation, and climate justice battles, and driven to secure our political, economic, cultural, and environmental liberation.