September 3, 2009
Pound for Pound: Researchers mapped a checkerboard of pesticide use around Salinas schools (indicated in blue), ranging from 1-5,000 pounds of pesticides applied (light yellow squares) to 60,001-143,288 pounds (red squares).
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It’s like a bunch of hazardous grapes stretching from Pajaro to King City, where each cluster represents thousands of pounds of pesticides that douse row crops every year. The colorful GIS maps created by Humboldt ...