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Pilot study to evaluate effect of organic diet during pregnancy

Organic Dietary Intervention

Funded by ITHS


Current research shows that organic food consumption significantly reduces pesticide exposure; however, does this reduced exposure lead to a measurable health benefit? Our pilot study of the effects of an organic diet during pregnancy is the first step we are taking toward answering this question.


Bromide uptake in crops following soil fumigation with methyl bromide for PCN eradication

Bromide Uptake in Crops

Funded by USDA


Growers often use pesticides to contend with unwanted pests. In this project, we are measuring a pesticide’s breakdown products to ensure that they don’t enter our food supply at unacceptable levels.


Reducing potato production hazards

Reducing Potato Production Hazards

Funded by PNASH


Agricultural workplaces can be hazardous. The main aim of this project is to create a safer work environment for farmworkers involved in Northwest Potato Production through the identification and prevention of these worksite hazards.