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  • Residents in Ogunquit, Maine voted Tuesday to make the town's landmark pesticide ordinance, which restricts pesticide use on private property, official by a margin of 20%! See the ordinance, and read previous coverage here.

  • Whether you become a member of Beyond Pesticides, donate or buy a gift from our online shop, your support funds a growing movement towards a pesticide-free future.
  • Protect public trust in the organic food label by voicing your concern through the Save Our Organic campaign.

  • Beyond Pesticides has compiled a comprehensive directory of companies that sell organic seeds and plants which are free of bee-harming pesticides.

  • Winners of our first annual pollinator photo contest have been chosen! Featured above from L-R are grand prize winners: Delbert Contival (Kauai, HI), Darla Young (Sheridan, AR), and Pierre Mineau (Spring Island, Canada).

  • Whether you missed it or you miss it, catch all the action from the 32nd National Pesticide Forum in Portland, Oregon on our YouTube channel!

Alerts & Actions

Let EPA and USDA hear from you on how to protect pollinators by Monday, November 24! EPA and USDA has held two public listening sessions to develop federal strategy to protect honey bees and other pollinators. See talking points and submit comments here.

Safe Grow Montgomery - An ordinance to outlaw County-wide landscape pesticide use, Bill 52-14, has been introduced in Maryland's Montgomery County to create a safe space for residents by prohibiting the use of non-essential land care pesticides on both public and private property.

Take a Stand Against Pesticide Pollution. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper! Beyond Pesticides has the resources you need.

Pesticides and You

Newsletter of Beyond Pesticides

Summer 2014 Issue

Ecological Land Management with Goats

Demise of the National Organic Standards Board?

Book Review: Poison Spring


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