Cutting-edge science to impact how food is grown and enhance public health and environmental quality NEW: Hear from our Hospital Research Partner at IU School of Medicine about The Heartland Study NEW: A Father’s Reflections on Football, Dandelions, and Why We Started The Heartland Study Pesticides American farmers are using more pesticides than ever. How did we get here and why does it matter? OUR FLAGSHIP PROJECT Public Health How we grow our food has many implications for the health of people and the planet. Learn more about the key questions we are working to answer. Help us develop science-driven solutions. SOLUTIONS Our innovative research approach helps farmers find ways to reduce the use of high-risk pesticides and helps policymakers better protect families such as yours. Find out how. Pesticide Use on the Rise Using cutting-edge research, we’re measuring pesticide use and analyzing the impacts of pesticide exposures on families in the Heartland and beyond. See our science. Cultivating change through radio and podcast X The Heartland Study is now the flagship project of the Heartland Health Research Alliance. Welcome to our new website! Click here to close this window.