Our main program was “Silent Spring in Benicia?” Let’s talk about herbicides and pesticides.
We had brief reports by a representative from the City of Benicia and a representative from Benicia Unified School District, with lots of Q&A.
Expert speakers included:
- Kat Furey of the California Guild, Proposition 65 (CA Safe Water and Toxic Enforcement, 1986) – what we know about glyphosate, etc.
- Mackenzie Feldman, UC-Berkeley activist who worked to gain a UC system-wide ban on use of glyphosate herbicides – UC Global Initiative, Berkeley Food Institute, etc.
We also heard from Maggie Kolk of Sustainable Solano about alternatives to glyphosate products.