The chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been widely used since the 1950s in products ranging from food packaging to fire fighting foam. PFAS have recently been recognized as contaminants in agriculture and are believed to largely be entering soil through the application of biosolids, industrial sludges and ashes, which may contain these compounds that are difficult to break down.

Over the past few years, PFAS have emerged as a growing contaminant of concern for the food supply. The issue was first publicized in nearby Maine, and unfortunately the problem is likely widespread across the country. 

This website contains resources curated by our sister chapter at MOFGA and will be augmented with materials relative to Massachusetts as our own campaign in Massachusetts develops.