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Associated Press

GMO Free Napa County will sponsor a forum on pesticides on April 4 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Napa County Library, 580 Coombs St., in Napa.

A panel of experts will focus on the various health risks of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup and most widely used pesticide in the world, and what can been done to reduce its use.

The panel will include:

--Michelle Perro, M.D., pediatrician and co-author of the book "What’s Making our Children Sick?";

--Eriberto Fernandez, civic engagement and policy coordinator for the United Farm Workers Foundation;

--Gayle McLaughlin, former mayor of Richmond and current candidate for Lieutenant Governor of California;

-- Carol Nagle, Ph.D., co-coordinator of GMO Free Napa County.

The forum will be moderated by Amy Martenson, co-coordinator for GMO Free Napa County, who also serves as secretary for the Napa County Green Party and as a board member on the Napa Valley College Board of Trustees.

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This forum is co-sponsored by the Napa County Green Party, Living Rivers Council, the United Farm Workers Foundation, and GMO Science.

GMO Free Napa County will be collecting unwanted pesticides at the door, including all herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides, and pool chemicals, to be safely and legally disposed of through Napa Recycling and Waste Services.

For more information, go to GMO Free Napa County’s Facebook group at