Five on Friday: Agroforestry, Pesticide, and Farmworkers
It's Friday at last! Before you head out the door, why not read a few great reads and views recommended by MCN staff? We always end with a Weekly Win to take you joyously into the weekend.
Candace forwarded this opinion piece (behind the paywall for many, from the Washington Post) by Uché Blackstock. Dr. Blackstock recently released her memoir, LEGACY: A Black Physician Reckons with Racism in Medicine, which several MCNers now have on their TBR lists. How Tens of Thousands of Black US Doctors Simply Vanished
Nilsa recommends this educational video in Spanish, from MCN partner Caribbean Climate Hub, which explores an agroforestry project in Puerto Rico. Bosque Caos, Las Marías, PR - Cafiesencia Puerto Rico
Amy recommended this timely research article published on the Brookings Institution. US Pesticide Regulation is Failing the Hardest-Hit Communities. It’s Time to Fix It.
Claire shared the trio of new videos from Western States PEHSU, on natural disasters, plastics, and heat stress, available in Spanish and English. Word on the streets is they are being integrated into at least one EMR for an easy watch with patients. Prescriptions for Prevention, in Spanish
Weekly Win: Amy celebrated ALBA, which is profiled in this Civil Eats article. This Group Has Helped Farmworkers Become Farm Owners for More Than 2 Decades