Reclaiming the future of food and farming

About Us

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At Pesticide Action Network (PAN) North America, we work to create a just, thriving food system. For too long, pesticide and biotech corporations have dictated how we grow food, placing the health and economic burdens of pesticide use on farmers, farmworkers and rural communities. PAN works with those on the frontlines to tackle the pesticide problem — and reclaim the future of food and farming. 

PAN North America is one of five regional centers worldwide. We link local and international consumer, labor, health, environment and agriculture groups into an international citizens’ action network. Together, we challenge the global proliferation of pesticides, defend basic rights to health and environmental quality, and work to ensure the transition to a just and viable food system.

Our commitment is to a resilient, thriving food system including human rights to food, justice and self-determination.

Pesticides don't respect borders. That's why PAN International was founded as a global network in 1982.

Learn about the talented individuals behind PAN’s work for a just, thriving food system.

PAN's Board of Directors represent the broad diversity of our membership and brings the very best of advocacy, business and legal expertise to our organization.

PAN thrives on the dedication and commitment of its staff, interns and volunteers.

Since its inception more than 30 years ago, PAN has recognized the power and importance of collaboration. Working in partnership is one of our core values.

In each milestone and victory we see a reflection of your energy, support and belief that together, we can build a healthy, thriving system of food and farming.

PAN North America is a transparent organization, accountable to the public and to our supporters. We appreciate your generous support!

We are headquartered in Oakland, CA with additional offices in Minneapolis, MN, and Sacramento, CA.