Marion Werner, Christian Berndt, and Becky Mansfield are co-organizing the upcoming Baldy Center workshop, “Global Glyphosate: New Challenges in Regulating Pervasive Chemicals in the Anthropocene.” Marion Werner is an Associate Professor in the UB Department of Geography, Christian Berndt is a Professor in the Department of Geography, University of Zurich, and Becky Mansfield is a Professor in the Department of Geography, Ohio State University. They lead a collaborative, interdisciplinary team focused on researching multiscalar regulation of pervasive chemicals. The Baldy Center’s Caroline Funk spoke with them about their work and the upcoming conference.
Picture: Activists organized against the dramatic rise in pesticide use in Costa Rica under the slogan “Paren de fumigar” (or “Stop spraying [pesticides]”). As a result of their efforts, more than 21 municipalities passed prohibitions on the use of herbicides, including glyphosate, in public areas in 2019 (Photo courtesy of Fabián Pacheco)