Thursday, April 22, 2010

California Rural Legal Assistance and other organizations are doing substantial work to fight what's in "Harvest of Shame," including monitoring water and shade where government enforcement agencies don't.

April 3rd: "California Rural Legal Assistance along with the Law Offices of Michael Freund have reached a settlement worth $135,000 for ten farm workers who filed a lawsuit against a Central Valley orchard owner after they were exposed to pesticide drift. While working in an adjacent field, the farm workers were exposed to a dangerous pesticide by the neighboring orchard owner that caused symptoms including vomiting, nausea, skin irritation and difficulty breathing."

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