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Ethiopia Creates First Certified Organic Cotton Program - Sourcing Journal Online

PAN in the News - Jan 16, 2018

Sourcing Journal Online

Ethiopia Creates First Certified Organic Cotton Program
Sourcing Journal Online
The farmers are part of a project training small-scale cotton growers to reduce and stop using dangerous pesticides. The project began in 2013 with 90 farmers, and today is flourishing with over 2,000 farmers taking part. The project is funded by TRAID ...

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What's Growing On: Gardens as a metaphor for life - Stockton Record

Honey Bee Haven news - Jan 15, 2018

Stockton Record

What's Growing On: Gardens as a metaphor for life
Stockton Record
A harmoniously designed, pollinator-friendly, well-maintained Mediterranean garden at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven in Davis. Plantings include Santa Barbara daisy (Erigeron karvinskianus), (Sedum spectabile “Autumn Joy”), Russian sage (Perovskia ...

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Ethiopia achieves its first organic cotton certification - just-style.com

PAN in the News - Jan 12, 2018

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Ethiopia achieves its first organic cotton certification
just-style.com
The first ever organic cotton certificates in Ethiopia have been achieved by 200 of the country's cotton farmers in three districts where yield rates have risen by 100%. Financed by fashion reuse charity TRAID, supported by the Pesticide Action Network ...

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Ethiopia achieves its first organic cotton certification - just-style.com

PAN in the News - Jan 12, 2018

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Ethiopia achieves its first organic cotton certification
just-style.com
The first ever organic cotton certificates in Ethiopia have been achieved by 200 of the country's cotton farmers in three districts where yield rates have risen by 100%. Financed by fashion reuse charity TRAID, supported by the Pesticide Action Network ...

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Ethiopia produces first certified organic cotton - Ecotextile News

PAN in the News - Jan 11, 2018

Ethiopia produces first certified organic cotton
Ecotextile News
ADDIS ABABA – The first ever organic cotton certificates in Ethiopia have been handed out to 200 cotton farmers in three districts of the Awash River basin of the country's Rift Valley region where yield rates have risen by 100 per cent and price per ...

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Court Rejects California's Blanket Approval for Pesticide Applications - Beyond Pesticides (press release) (blog)

PAN in the News - Jan 10, 2018

Court Rejects California's Blanket Approval for Pesticide Applications
Beyond Pesticides (press release) (blog)
The suit was brought by the City of Berkeley and eleven public-health, conservation and food-safety organizations: the Center for Biological Diversity, Environmental Working Group, California Environmental Health Initiative, MOMS Advocating ...

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Court Rejects California's Blanket Approval for Pesticide Spraying - SF Bay Area Indymedia

PAN in the News - Jan 10, 2018

SF Bay Area Indymedia

Court Rejects California's Blanket Approval for Pesticide Spraying
SF Bay Area Indymedia
The suit was brought by the City of Berkeley and eleven public-health, conservation and food-safety organizations: the Center for Biological Diversity, Environmental Working Group, California Environmental Health Initiative, MOMS Advocating ...

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Pesticide makers examining "freeze" on neonics in California - Agri-Pulse

PAN in the News - Jan 9, 2018

Agri-Pulse

Pesticide makers examining "freeze" on neonics in California
Agri-Pulse
Pesticide manufacturers and applicators are examining the impacts of a California decision to “freeze” uses for neonicotinoids while the state's Department of Pesticide Regulation re-evaluates their effects on pollinators. DPR issued a notice last week ...

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Court Rejects California's Blanket Approval for Pesticide Spraying - YubaNet

PAN in the News - Jan 9, 2018

Court Rejects California's Blanket Approval for Pesticide Spraying
YubaNet
The suit was brought by the City of Berkeley and eleven public-health, conservation and food-safety organizations: the Center for Biological Diversity, Environmental Working Group, California Environmental Health Initiative, MOMS Advocating ...

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Court Rejects California's Blanket Approval for Pesticide Spraying - Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

PAN in the News - Jan 9, 2018

Court Rejects California's Blanket Approval for Pesticide Spraying
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The suit was brought by the City of Berkeley and eleven public-health, conservation and food-safety organizations: the Center for Biological Diversity, Environmental Working Group, California Environmental Health Initiative, MOMS Advocating ...

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The Past Year In CEQA Case Law: A Quick Look Back at 2017 - JD Supra (press release)

PAN in the News - Jan 9, 2018

JD Supra (press release)

The Past Year In CEQA Case Law: A Quick Look Back at 2017
JD Supra (press release)
Certified Regulatory Programs. The First District issued a primer on pesticide regulation and helpful reminder that CEQA's substantive requirements fully apply to state agencies operating under a certified regulatory program in Pesticide Action Network ...

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Iowa Offering Farmers Training Sessions on Use of Dicamba - kmch.com (blog)

PAN in the News - Jan 8, 2018

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Iowa Offering Farmers Training Sessions on Use of Dicamba
kmch.com (blog)
Iowa is one of several states that will be conducting training sessions for the use of a controversial herbicide in the coming weeks. Dicamba, used to control weeds in fields of genetically modified soybeans (and cotton), is blamed for damaging other ...

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Dicamba training sessions scheduled to deal with concerns - Radio Iowa

PAN in the News - Jan 4, 2018

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Dicamba training sessions scheduled to deal with concerns
Radio Iowa
“We believe that making it a restricted use product and this additional training will go a long way to addressing some of the challenges, or some of the issues, that we saw in 2017,” Naig said. The EPA, in October, reached a deal with the makers of ...

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Hansen receives award for years of dedication to environmental issues - East Side Review

PAN in the News - Jan 2, 2018

Hansen receives award for years of dedication to environmental issues
East Side Review
Lex Horan, an organizer with Pesticide Action Network praised Hansen not only for his work on issues, but how he gets the job done. “I think one of my favorite things about working with Rep. Hansen and the issues we collaborate on is watching him ...

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The Year in Toxics: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly from 2017 - Natural Resources Defense Council

PAN in the News - Dec 29, 2017

Natural Resources Defense Council

The Year in Toxics: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly from 2017
Natural Resources Defense Council
One of his first significant acts as Administrator was to shelve the Agency's proposed ban on most outdoor uses of chlorpyrifos—a highly toxic pesticide made by Dow AgroSciences that EPA scientists determined was too dangerous due to scientific ...

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Certified Regulatory Programs Must Comply with CEQA's Policies and Substantive Standards - JD Supra (press release)

PAN in the News - Dec 27, 2017

JD Supra (press release)

Certified Regulatory Programs Must Comply with CEQA's Policies and Substantive Standards
JD Supra (press release)
A certified regulatory program, which is exempt from some of CEQA's requirements, must still comply with CEQA's core policies and standards, which include considering feasible alternatives and cumulative impacts and recirculating environmental review ...

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After Pesticide Incidents Sicken Farmworkers, Advocates Push to Make Penalties Stronger - KQED

PAN in the News - Dec 27, 2017

KQED

After Pesticide Incidents Sicken Farmworkers, Advocates Push to Make Penalties Stronger
KQED
“The current fines amount to pocket change for large scale growers,” said Paul Towers, the organizing director at Pesticide Action Network North America. “Until the penalties are significant enough, they'll fail to deter problems with pesticide drifts ...

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