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Farmers, landscapers learn about safe use of pesticides

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by Krystal Paco

Guam - From the farm to our store shelves, the Guam Environmental Protection Agency is doing its part to not only protect our island's water lens, but protect you at home.

Guam EPA administrator Eric Palacios says all week, 20 farmers, landscapers, and others who use pesticides are participating in a general use pesticides training. Palacios says in coming months, he hopes to expand these trainings to include other regional stakeholders.

"We still do heavily import produce from around the region - taro, yam, root crops - so I'd like for the community to know that in addition to what's grown locally what is imported an sold in the same stores also meet these strict standards for safety," he said.

Palacios notes that Guam EPA continues to support the buy local campaign, which is why its so critical to keep stakeholders informed on the safe use of pesticides.

Training rounds out tomorrow at the Guam EPA offices in Tiyan.

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