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Organic Strategies for Community Environmental Health

Eliminating pesticides where we live, work, learn and play

The 37th National Pesticide Forum
April 5-6, 2019

New York, NY

This a unique opportunity to share knowledge with those on the cutting edge of pesticide research, meet with effective advocates to talk organizing and policy strategy on protecting people and the environment, and learn from practitioners on implementation of plans for organic management practices without toxic pesticides.

Partial list of confirmed speakers (see speaker bios)

Joan Dye Gussow, EdD, called the "Matriarch of the Organic Movement;” nutritionist, educator, writer, gardener; adjunct professor, professor emeritus, former chair, Nutrition Education Program, Teachers College, Columbia University; author of seven books, including This Organic Life: Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader, and Growing, Older; formerly: Food and Nutrition Board, National Academy of Sciences; FDA's Food Advisory Committee; National Organic Standards Board; Piermont, NY.
 
Jeff Pettis, PhD, former research leader, USDA’s Bee Research Laboratory, groundbreaking researcher on the behavior and chemical ecology of honey bees; principal, Pettis and Associates, LLC; president, Scientific Commission on Bee Health, Apimondia (International Association of Beekeeper Associations); Salisbury, MD.
 
Virginia Rauh, ScD, deputy director, Center for Children’s Environmental Health, Columbia University; professor, Population and Family Health, Columbia University Medical Center; research on effects of toxic chemicals and conditions on developmental outcomes; New York City, NY.
 
Maida Galvez, MD, associate professor, Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health and Department of Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Director, Region 2 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU); Founding Director of the New York State Children’s Environmental Health Center (NYSCEHC).
 
Routt Reigart, MD, professor emeritus, former director, Division of General Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina; col-author, Children’s low-level pesticide exposure and associations with autism and ADHD: A review; co-author, Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisoning, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); former chair, Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee, EPA; Charleston, SC.
 

Sarah F Evans, PhD, assistant professor of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Children's Environmental Health Center, Institute for Exposomic Research, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City, NY.

Rella Abernathy, PhD, integrated pest management coordinator, City of Boulder, CO.
 
Caroline Cox, research director, Center for Environmental Health, Oakland, CA.
 
Paula Dinerstein, Esq, senior counsel, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER); Washington, DC.
 
Jay Feldman, executive director, Beyond Pesticides; former member, National Organic Standards Board; Washington, DC.
 
Melinda Hemmelgarn, RD, registered dietitian, investigative nutritionist, advocate; host, nationally syndicated Food Sleuth Radio, Columbia, MO.
 
Joel Kupferman, Esq, executive director and senior attorney, New York Law and Environmental Justice Project, New York City, NY.
 
Chip Osborne, president, Osborne Organics, Inc.; chair, Recreation and Parks Commission; Marblehead, MA.
 
Warren Porter, PhD, professor, Zoology and Environmental Toxicology, University of Wisconsin Madison; Madison, WI.
 
Urvashi Rangan, PhD, chief science advisor, GRACE Communications Foundation; principal, Rangan Consulting LLC, New York City NY.
 
Kim Richman, Esq, founding partner, Richman Law Group, Brooklyn, NY.
 
Patti Wood, founder and executive director, Grassroots Environmental Education; author, The ChildSafe School; Port Washington, NY.

Co-Sponsors

Environmental Law Advocates at Fordham University School of Law, No Spray Coalition, Grassroots Environmental EducationNew York Environmental Law and Justice Project, Friends of Animals, New Yorkers for Pesticide-Free Parks (NYPFP), The Sierra Club NYC Group, Sixth Street Community Center, Food and Water Watch in New York, NYC Grassoots Alliance, Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market, and more.

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