Essential Farmworkers Deserve Pesticide Protections

Environmental Health News Feb. 09, 2021 By Iris Figueroa and Amy K. Liebman COVID-19 is having disproportionate impacts on our nation’s two million farmworkers, who as essential workers continue to toil in the fields despite numerous deadly outbreaks and no federal COVID-related workplace protections. COVID-19 has pulled back the veil on the strikingly poor workplace conditions of these essential workers, built by […]

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Decades of progress on extreme poverty now in reverse due to Covid

As published in The Guardian Peter Beaumont Wed 3 Feb 2021 Analysis: The pandemic, combined with the climate crisis and crippling debt burdens, has led to an ‘unprecedented increase’ in poverty, experts warn Two decades of progress in the reduction of extreme poverty, the elimination of which is one of the sustainable development goals, have been pushed […]

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