"...Having lived and worked in farming and migrant farmworker communities my whole life, I know many perceive organic food to be elitist. But there’s nothing “elitist” about healthy, toxic-free food: everyone has the right to safe, nutritious food and our society must make that a reality. In fact, low-income farmworkers are helping to lead the fight for organic agriculture because they know how dangerous our current industrial system is.......
Policies can help by supporting farmers trying to grow organic, expanding organic marketing programs and banning or reducing dangerous pesticides.
Consumers, too, hold a powerful key to unlocking change. When consumers stop buying food grown with toxic pesticides, farmers and policymakers will follow those signals."
- Rudy Arredondo, founder and president of the National Latino Farmers & Ranchers Trade Association and board member of the Rural Coalition