Forget GMOs. Pesticides Pose the Real Risk

August 23, 2016

The American Prospect: Rather than worrying about unsubstantiated risks from GMOs, Americans should worry about the real risks pesticides pose for people in the communities that feed the nation.

Much of what’s known about how pesticides harm young brains has come from the UC Berkeley group, led by Brenda Eskenazi, a professor of maternal and child health and epidemiology. Through the Center for the Health Assessment of Mothers and Children of Salinas, or CHAMACOS, Eskenazi’s team has been tracking families living in one of California’s most productive agricultural regions to understand how pesticides affect kids’ growth, health, and development.

Read the full article on The American Prospect.