Most Farmworkers Speak Spanish, but Pesticide Safety Labels Are Often Only Printed in English

While Spanish is the dominant language for 62 percent of farmworkers in the U.S., pesticide labels are typically only printed in English. “We’ve been fighting for bilingual pesticide labels for 15 or 20 years,” says Jeannie Economos, pesticide safety and environmental health project coordinator with the Farmworker Association of Florida. “It’s very frustrating.” Some of … Continue reading Most Farmworkers Speak Spanish, but Pesticide Safety Labels Are Often Only Printed in English