All Posts for August 2019

Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Update

Saturday, August 31st, 2019

My friend Honey keeps me informed of environmental updates and petitions. This is an especially good one! Thanx, Honey.  Click on the title, ex. “Rachel was Right,” to read entire article or click on Read More or Act Now.  Any of these “buttons” should activate the messages.

P.S. The right hand margin will be covered by the articles.



Rachel was right

Yet another scientific study, released today, shows just how deadly our chemical-intensive farming system has become to pollinators and other insects. The findings should concern us all. In short, U.S. farmland is 48 times more toxic to insects than it was 20 years ago. This is a staggering number.

PAN sues EPA — again

This week, PAN joined a coalition of groups to sue the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) — again — for refusing to ban the potent brain-harming pesticide chlorpyrifos. This lawsuit, filed by attorneys from Earth Justice representing PAN and other allied organizations, demands that the pesticide be banned nationwide due to its harms to vulnerable populations like children and farmworkers.

Parity pricing: for climate and economic justice

Farmers are calling for parity pricing, which refers to federal policies that establish a relationship between farm commodity prices and farmers’ costs of production, ensuring farmers are fairly compensated for their products — like a minimum wage for farmers. But what does parity pricing have to do with the climate crisis?

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75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Paris – Aug. 25, 2019

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019
Since working with Cherie Goren on her memoir, A Time to Keep, I am much more aware of the anniversaries coming up for WWII, such as Normandy Beach and the liberation of Paris. Cherie’s book describes her idyllic life before Hitler invaded Lithuania and the family’s journey through Scandinavia and then England by boat to the USA, landing on Hitler’s 50th birthday, April 20th, 1939. This is another date I will always remember!
Here’s our picture (again) with Cherie holding her book and Krista and I on either side, celebrating the release of her book on AM\mazon in May.
So this year is Cherie’s 80th anniversary of arriving in America, safe and sound with her mother, father and three siblings. Her book is available on Amazon as a  soft cover book ($14) and on kindle for $7.00.