A crop duster spraying for weeds.
Organic farmers are at the forefront of a movement to challenge the aerial use of pesticides and other chemicals on nearby properties, saying the chemicals are carried on the air, much like second-hand smoke.
Their story is told in a story published Tuesday by 100Reporters, a new investigative reporting group.
New research is leading growing numbers of scientists and physicians to challenge conventional wisdom about what is safe when it comes to pesticides and pesticide drift. Through research and litigation, they are also characterizing pesticide spillover as a form of trespass, willful negligence and property damage. And people objecting to drift are turning to expensive scientific analysis to bolster their objections, because this kind of testing is not routinely done.
Clare Howard has the story at 100r.org.