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As a parent, I want to give my child every opportunity available to grow into a healthy adult. I read them books before bedtime, keep an eye on the television programs they're watching and make sure they get their fruits and veggies. And then I heard about Chlorpyrifos.

"Chlorpyrifos is a toxic pesticide that is commonly used in conventional agriculture and widely found on fruits and vegetables." -  Miriam Rotkin-Ellman, Scientist

Do I have your attention yet? I sure hope so! Because the effects of this pesticide is far-reaching.

To raise awareness, and empower our readers to make better choices for themselves and their families, @MomsRising is hosting a #FoodFri chat with will the Natural Resources Defense Council, NRDC for short, food program.

Join us on September 22, 2017 at 1pm EST, to learn more about Chlorpyrifos, a dangerous and toxic pesticide, how it's being used on our food supply. Join us by using the hashtag #FoodFri. 

Feel free to invite a friend (or two!) by clicking on any of the social icons on this page or by clicking on the image or link below.

To join and follow the conversation on Twitter use the #FoodFri Hashtag in each tweet.

You can also follow the chat on Twubs.com/FoodFri. Twubs allows you to follow MomsRising’s registered hashtags by creating an account. Below I have noted the steps.

  1. Create an account using an email or your Twitter account.
  2. Enter the desired hashtag, #FoodFri, #WellnessWed or #EcoTipTue, in
    the search box found at the top of the page. Click Enter. A new page
    will open with the desired chat.
  3. Find the “Join This Twub” button found on the right-hand side bar and join the group.
  4. Adjust the speed of the conversation to your liking. Options are: Fast, Medium, Slow, Slower, or Slowest.
  5. Introduce yourself and join the conversation, by entering your
    comment, tips, or questions in the “Tweet to #FoodFri as [YourName] box”
  6. Or, respond to a specific tweet by hovering over the right-hand side of the individual’s tweet and selecting one of the icons.

 

More about our #FoodFri Featured Co-Host(s):

 

Natural Resources Defense Council Food

The Natural Resources Defense Council, NRDC for short, food program works to build a healthy, ecologically integrated food system, from ending antibiotics abuse to curbing food waste. Learn more on the NRDC Food website: nrdc.org/food.

You can also follow NRDC Food on Twitter, @NRDCFood, and on Facebook, facebook.com/NRDCFood.

 


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