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Threatened by pesticides in the fields bytheir homes, the children of Central CA farmworkers fight back

sierraclub.org - sierra magazine - july/august 2011 - refusing to bend Refusing to Bend Threatened by pesticides in the fields outside their homes, the children of Central California farmworkers have launched a ground-level battle against agribusiness Text by Rosie J. Spinks | Photos by Rowan Byers It's a short walk—about five or six steps—from the neat and cozy kitchen of Carolina Rios's family home to the edge of the strawberry fields that serve as her backyard. On a calm Monday evening in April, Carolina's father, Sabino, stands between two rows, his crisp white sweatshirt blending with the mist hanging over the farm. Bending down, he places a ripe berry between two fingers and, with a flick of the wrist and a firm yank, plucks it from the plant. That's the best way to pick a strawberry, he says. Sabino would know. He and his wife have been piscadores, or strawberry pic...

Full article: http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/201107/pesticides-farmwo...

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