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How anti-modern farming agroecology NGOs spread GMO misinformation in Africa - Genetic Literacy Project

PAN in the News - Jun 30, 2016

Genetic Literacy Project

How anti-modern farming agroecology NGOs spread GMO misinformation in Africa
Genetic Literacy Project
... KMP (Philippine radical political party), Pesticide Action Network-PAN Indonesia and Philippines, Philippine Greens (Political party), UBINIG (Unnayan Bikalper Nitinirdharoni Gobeshona, the Policy Research for Development Alternatives in Bangladesh).

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Chlorpyrifos decision needs to wait, EPA tells court - Agri-Pulse

PAN in the News - Jun 30, 2016

Chlorpyrifos decision needs to wait, EPA tells court
Agri-Pulse
In a status report filed with 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday, the agency asked the court to give it until June 30, 2017, to respond to the petition from Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA). Last December, the 9th Circuit ordered EPA ...

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Brands fare disastrously, but sustainability here to stay - Fibre2fashion.com

PAN in the News - Jun 28, 2016

Fibre2fashion.com

Brands fare disastrously, but sustainability here to stay
Fibre2fashion.com
Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK), Solidaridad, and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) had commissioned Rank a Brand to research major cotton-using companies in primarily three areas: policies, actual uptake, and traceability. Of the 37 companies ...

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This is how pesticides have injured my family for 3 generations (and counting?) - Fusion

PAN in the News - Jun 27, 2016

Fusion

This is how pesticides have injured my family for 3 generations (and counting?)
Fusion
“The scary thing is those chemicals that have been grandfathered into the system,” said Emily Marquez, Ph.D., a scientist with the Pesticide Action Network of North America (PANNA). “There is a lot of work to do around around making working conditions ...

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Pollinator issue like staring at the barrel of a crisis - AG Week

PAN in the News - Jun 25, 2016

AG Week

Pollinator issue like staring at the barrel of a crisis
AG Week
Pesticides, parasites, viruses and other pathogens, as well as a lack of habitat and foods for pollinators are all cited as factors in the crisis facing our pollinators, according to the Pesticide Action Network of Minneapolis, which helped support the ...

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Pollinator issue like staring at the barrel of a crisis - West Central Tribune

PAN in the News - Jun 24, 2016

West Central Tribune

Pollinator issue like staring at the barrel of a crisis
West Central Tribune
Pesticides, parasites, viruses and other pathogens, as well as a lack of habitat and foods for pollinators are all cited as factors in the crisis facing our pollinators, according to the Pesticide Action Network of Minneapolis, which helped support the ...

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Hudson's Bay near the bottom of list in cotton sourcing practices - MM&D

PAN in the News - Jun 24, 2016

Hudson's Bay near the bottom of list in cotton sourcing practices
MM&D
The study done for the World Wildlife Fund, Pesticide Action Network UK and Solidaridad examined whether 37 international companies used sustainable cotton sources and ranked them according to a number of factors, including the guidelines used to ...

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Environmental group's report: pesticide industry slowing bee protection efforts - Peoria Journal Star

PAN in the News - Jun 20, 2016

Environmental group's report: pesticide industry slowing bee protection efforts
Peoria Journal Star
Other environmental groups want the EPA to go further than admitting that pesticides pose a problem to bee health. "The EPA should follow the path of Europe and suspend the use of imidacloprid," said a spokesman for the Pesticide Action Network. In ...

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Ninth Circuit Digs In on Hawaii GMO Rules - Courthouse News Service

PAN in the News - Jun 17, 2016

Ninth Circuit Digs In on Hawaii GMO Rules
Courthouse News Service
Achitoff appeared on behalf of Kamika Ho'opono, Surfrider Foundation and the Pesticide Action Network of North America. Kirkland & Ellis attorney Chris Landau meanwhile urged the court to affirm for biotech companies Syngenta and Monsanto. Landau ...

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Steam or foam explored as council becomes first in London to ditch harmful weedkillers - getwestlondon

PAN in the News - Jun 17, 2016

getwestlondon

Steam or foam explored as council becomes first in London to ditch harmful weedkillers
getwestlondon
Pesticide Action Network helps local authorities make the change to chemical-free herbicides. Director Keith Tyrell said: “We warmly welcome H&F's decisive action in taking the decision to stop using these herbicides and hope to work closely with them ...

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Coffee doesn't cause cancer unless extremely hot - TRT World

PAN in the News - Jun 15, 2016

TRT World

Coffee doesn't cause cancer unless extremely hot
TRT World
And according to the Pesticide Action Network (PAN) most pesticides are "known or probable carcinogens." In his article about the therapeutic health benefits of coffee, best-selling author of health and nutrition books, Dr. Mercola writes, “You should ...

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Of Top Cotton Users, Over 75% 'Appear to Do Virtually Nothing' on Cotton Sustainability - Sustainable Brands

PAN in the News - Jun 15, 2016

Sustainable Brands

Of Top Cotton Users, Over 75% 'Appear to Do Virtually Nothing' on Cotton Sustainability
Sustainable Brands
An estimated 13 percent of global cotton supply in 2015 was 'more sustainable,' and yet, less than one fifth of that amount was purchased as 'more sustainable' cotton, according to research commissioned by Solidaridad, WWF, and Pesticide Action Network ...

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National Keep the Hives Alive Tour Brings Urgency to Global Pollinator Decline - Common Dreams (press release)

PAN in the News - Jun 13, 2016

National Keep the Hives Alive Tour Brings Urgency to Global Pollinator Decline
Common Dreams (press release)
WASHINGTON - The Keep the Hives Alive Tour kicks off today to raise awareness about the plight of mass bee die-offs and other pollinators. The tour is organized by beekeepers, farmers, farmworkers, scientists and advocates and will stop in South Dakota ...

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London council bans contractor use of glyphosate in parks - Horticulture Week

PAN in the News - Jun 13, 2016

Horticulture Week

London council bans contractor use of glyphosate in parks
Horticulture Week
Campaign organisation, Pesticide Action Network helps local authorities make the change to chemical-free herbicides. PAN UK Director, Keith Tyrell, said: "We warmly welcome H&F's decisive action in taking the decision to stop using these herbicides and ...

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H&F Council Halts Use of Chemical Weedkillers in Parks - Hammersmithtoday.co.uk

PAN in the News - Jun 11, 2016

H&F Council Halts Use of Chemical Weedkillers in Parks
Hammersmithtoday.co.uk
Campaign group Pesticide Action Network has welcomed the new announcement. PAN UK Director, Keith Tyrell, says: "We warmly welcome H&F's decisive action in taking the decision to stop using these herbicides and hope to work closely with them on this ...

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Hawaii honey bee die-off points to likely culprits—Not pesticides, but varroa and viruses - Genetic Literacy Project

PAN in the News - Jun 10, 2016

Genetic Literacy Project

Hawaii honey bee die-off points to likely culprits—Not pesticides, but varroa and viruses
Genetic Literacy Project
The focus away from pesticides as the primary driver runs counter to the narrative shaped over the past few years by high profile advocacy groups. The Pesticide Action Network and Natural Resources Defense Council, among others, have blamed pesticides, ...

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World's Leading Brands Score Poorly on Use of Sustainable Cotton - Ecouterre (registration) (blog)

PAN in the News - Jun 9, 2016

Ecouterre (registration) (blog)

World's Leading Brands Score Poorly on Use of Sustainable Cotton
Ecouterre (registration) (blog)
In a study commissioned by Pesticide Action Network U.K., Solidaridad Network, and the World Wide Fund, only eight businesses scored more than three out of a possible 19.5 points. Because “no company uses 100 percent more sustainable cotton ...

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False Promises, Smears and Golden Rice: Is This the Solution for Disease, Poverty and Malnutrition? - CounterPunch

PAN in the News - Jun 9, 2016

False Promises, Smears and Golden Rice: Is This the Solution for Disease, Poverty and Malnutrition?
CounterPunch
While highlighting the reasons why Golden Rice would be an economic and ecological disaster for Asia, Sarojeni V. Rengam, Executive Director of Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific, also called on the donors and scientists involved to wake up ...

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Genetically Engineered Golden Rice: Is This the Solution for Disease, Poverty and Malnutrition? - Center for Research on Globalization

PAN in the News - Jun 8, 2016

Center for Research on Globalization

Genetically Engineered Golden Rice: Is This the Solution for Disease, Poverty and Malnutrition?
Center for Research on Globalization
While highlighting the reasons why Golden Rice would be an economic and ecological disaster for Asia, Sarojeni V. Rengam, Executive Director of Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific, also called on the donors and scientists involved to wake up ...

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Companies Are Doing A Terrible Job On Sustainable Cotton - Huffington Post

PAN in the News - Jun 8, 2016

Huffington Post

Companies Are Doing A Terrible Job On Sustainable Cotton
Huffington Post
The WWF partnered with the Pesticide Action Network UK and Solidaridad, a Netherlands-based sustainability group, to publish the report. Rank A Brand. Furniture maker IKEA topped the list with a score of 12. Though IKEA's most commonly used material is ...
Top brands failing on cotton sustainabilityPhys.Org
H&M Ranks Well on Cotton Sustainability List, LVMH, Coach, Burberry Fall ShortThe Fashion Law (blog)
Most big users failing on cotton sustainability: reportBusiness Insider
Huffington Post Canada -The Ecologist (blog)
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