farming

September 21, 2018

The University of Washington is working with laborers in Whatcom and Skagit counties, Washington, to change the status quo.

Pesticide exposure in farmworkers from agricultural communities is associated with changes in the mouth microbiome. The first study to demonstrate such a correlation in humans was published Nov.

A Ph.D. student at the University of Washington plans to tackle issues in sustainable dairy farming, and will do so with help from a Seattle-based nonprofit.
 

An overview of the U.S. food system and its impact on public health includes nuggets you may find hard to digest:

Seth Holmes, a physician and anthropologist, picked strawberries with farmworkers in Washington State and couldn’t meet the minimum requirements to keep this low-paying job.

Air pollution tends to be thought of as an urban problem, not an issue in agricultural areas such as those in Eastern Washington.

While health-conscious individuals understand the benefits of eating fresh fruits and veggies, they may not be aware of the volume of pesticides they could be ingesting with their vitamin C and fiber.

Dehydration. Heat stroke. Asthma. Broken bones.

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