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Comments submitted on chlorpyrifos tolerances - Feedstuffs

Jan 20, 2017

Comments submitted on chlorpyrifos tolerances
Feedstuffs
The Pesticide Action Network and the Natural Resources Defense Council filed a petition to revoke all chlorpyrifos tolerances, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit set an original deadline of Oct. 31, 2015, for EPA to respond. EPA's d ...

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Trump All Set to Greenlight Bayer-Monsanto Merger in the Name of Job Creation…But at What Cost? - The Ring of Fire Network

Jan 20, 2017

Trump All Set to Greenlight Bayer-Monsanto Merger in the Name of Job Creation…But at What Cost?
The Ring of Fire Network
Marcia Ishii-Eiteman, who works for the Pesticide Action Network, points out that the merger will enable Monsanto and its ilk to “continue pushing a model of agriculture that has given us superweeds, superbugs and health-harming pesticides.” A senior ...

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ECJ Issues Two Landmark Judgments On Access To Environmental Documents - Lexology (registration)

Jan 19, 2017

ECJ Issues Two Landmark Judgments On Access To Environmental Documents
Lexology (registration)
In Case C-673/13 P, the associations Stichting Greenpeace Nederland and Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe) submitted a request to the European Commission (EC) under Regulation (EC) No 1367/2006 for access to a number of documents ...

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ECJ Issues Two Landmark Judgments On Access To Environmental Documents - JD Supra (press release)

Jan 19, 2017

ECJ Issues Two Landmark Judgments On Access To Environmental Documents
JD Supra (press release)
In Case C-673/13 P, the associations Stichting Greenpeace Nederland and Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe) submitted a request to the European Commission (EC) under Regulation (EC) No 1367/2006 for access to a number of documents ...

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EPA proposal could take away use of chlorpyrifos for farmers; Comment deadline is Jan. 17 - Fence Post

Jan 17, 2017

EPA proposal could take away use of chlorpyrifos for farmers; Comment deadline is Jan. 17
Fence Post
Despite its critical functions, in 2007 — barely a year after the EPA completed its re-registration of chlorpyrifos under the Food Quality Protection Act — the Natural Resources Defense Council and Pesticide Action Network North America petitioned ...

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Vietnam imports tons of carbendazim, a carcinogen - VietNamNet Bridge

Jan 16, 2017

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Vietnam imports tons of carbendazim, a carcinogen
VietNamNet Bridge
PAN (Pesticide Action Network), a network of 600 non-government organizations, research institutes and individuals from more than 90 countries who work for the purpose of replacing risky pesticides with environmentally friendly substances, also pointed ...

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Appeal to European commission to ban glyphosate gets go-ahead - Chemistry World (subscription)

Jan 16, 2017

Appeal to European commission to ban glyphosate gets go-ahead
Chemistry World (subscription)
Several environmental organisations, including Greenpeace and the Pesticide Action Network, have already voiced their support. The commission says it will officially register the ECI on 25 January, after which any EU citizen will be able to sign it and ...

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EU allows petition calling for glyphosate ban - FarmersWeekly

Jan 14, 2017

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EU allows petition calling for glyphosate ban
FarmersWeekly
... in 2012 with the aim of increasing democracy by enabling EU citizens to directly take part in the development of EU policies. The petition is being supported by Greenpeace, Pesticide Action Network and European campaigning organisation WeMove.EU.

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Dow Chemical Wants Farmers to Keep Using a Pesticide Linked to Autism and ADHD - The Intercept

Jan 14, 2017

Dow Chemical Wants Farmers to Keep Using a Pesticide Linked to Autism and ADHD
The Intercept
That year, Earthjustice sued the EPA on behalf of the Pesticide Action Network, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and farm worker groups, asking that it consider the long-term effects of chlorpyrifos and ban the chemical. That suit turned out to ...

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2,4-D Cotton Enabled - DTN The Progressive Farmer (registration) (blog)

Jan 13, 2017

DTN The Progressive Farmer (registration) (blog)

2,4-D Cotton Enabled
DTN The Progressive Farmer (registration) (blog)
The Pesticide Action Network North America immediately reacted to the announcement, claiming the EPA is working quickly to "clear its docket" as a new administration waits in the wings. "Since Dow first petitioned the agency for registration of its ...

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Key chemicals 'do not pose significant risks' to bees — EPA - Environment & Energy Publishing

Jan 13, 2017

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Key chemicals 'do not pose significant risks' to bees — EPA
Environment & Energy Publishing
Paul Towers, spokesman for the Pesticide Action Network, called on EPA to phase out neonicotinoids. "Despite the President's efforts to launch a national coordinated strategy to address bee declines, EPA has failed to take meaningful action to protect ...
EPA Acknowledges Neonics' Harm to Bees, Then 'Bows to Pesticide Industry'Common Dreams (press release)

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Key chemicals 'do not pose significant risks' to bees — EPA - Environment & Energy Publishing

Jan 13, 2017

Common Dreams (press release)

Key chemicals 'do not pose significant risks' to bees — EPA
Environment & Energy Publishing
Paul Towers, spokesman for the Pesticide Action Network, called on EPA to phase out neonicotinoids. "Despite the President's efforts to launch a national coordinated strategy to address bee declines, EPA has failed to take meaningful action to protect ...
EPA Acknowledges Neonics' Harm to Bees, Then 'Bows to Pesticide Industry'Common Dreams (press release)

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Key chemicals 'do not pose significant risks' to bees — EPA - Environment & Energy Publishing

Jan 13, 2017

Common Dreams (press release)

Key chemicals 'do not pose significant risks' to bees — EPA
Environment & Energy Publishing
Paul Towers, spokesman for the Pesticide Action Network, called on EPA to phase out neonicotinoids. "Despite the President's efforts to launch a national coordinated strategy to address bee declines, EPA has failed to take meaningful action to protect ...
EPA Acknowledges Neonics' Harm to Bees, Then 'Bows to Pesticide Industry'Common Dreams (press release)

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EPA Acknowledges Neonics' Harm to Bees, Then 'Bows to Pesticide Industry' - Common Dreams (press release)

Jan 13, 2017

Common Dreams (press release)

EPA Acknowledges Neonics' Harm to Bees, Then 'Bows to Pesticide Industry'
Common Dreams (press release)
Those assessments, according to Paul Towers, policy advocate and spokesperson for Pesticide Action Network, "are full of gaps and continue to ignore many of the most significant threats from neonicotinoids, particularly when they're used as seed ...

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All pesticides harmful; Govt bans only a few - The Hans India

Jan 12, 2017

The Hans India

All pesticides harmful; Govt bans only a few
The Hans India
According to Pesticide Action Network India Director C Jayakumar, “it is unfair and a failure of governance that Indian government allows the use of hazardous pesticides that are either banned or restricted in other countries over health and ...

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Big Biotech EU Lobbying Could Hamper Progress on Killer Pesticides Ban - Sputnik International

Jan 12, 2017

Sputnik International

Big Biotech EU Lobbying Could Hamper Progress on Killer Pesticides Ban
Sputnik International
However, Nick Mole of Pesticide Action Network UK isn't convinced a full ban will come to pass. He says pesticide producers has successfully pressured lawmakers the world over to keep their products on the market via expensive lobbying efforts for ...
Greenpeace: Neonicotinoids pose risks to multiple species ...EurActiv

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Étude d'une ONG : le mercure, un tueur silencieux dans les plombages dentaires noirs - Le Defi Media Group

Jan 12, 2017

Étude d'une ONG : le mercure, un tueur silencieux dans les plombages dentaires noirs
Le Defi Media Group
Il y a davantage de mercure dans la bouche d'un Mauricien qui a un plombage noir que dans une zone industrielle. C'est ce que révèle un rapport réalisé par l'organisation non gouvernementale Pesticide Action Network pour le compte du Bureau européen ...

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The Ugly Truth About Tampons (And Safer Alternatives) - The Alternative Daily (blog)

Jan 11, 2017

The Alternative Daily (blog)

The Ugly Truth About Tampons (And Safer Alternatives)
The Alternative Daily (blog)
The Pesticide Action Network reports that cotton growers use some of the most hazardous pesticides available. Cotton farming is responsible for 16 percent of all global insecticides. For every hectare of cotton grown, a kilogram of harmful pesticides ...

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Greenpeace: Neonicotinoids pose risks to multiple species - EurActiv

Jan 11, 2017

EurActiv

Greenpeace: Neonicotinoids pose risks to multiple species
EurActiv
The Pesticide Action Network (PAN), a network of NGOs campaigning against pesticides, heated up the debate yesterday (11 January) claiming that the pesticide industry is putting pressure on EU lawmakers to keep their products on the market by providing ...

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Iniciativa cidadã para banir glifosato na UE arranca dia 25 - Esquerda

Jan 11, 2017

Iniciativa cidadã para banir glifosato na UE arranca dia 25
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ou a Pesticide Action Network e apresenta-se com três objetivos: banir os herbicidas com glifosato, uma das substâncias mais usadas e cujos efeitos negativos para o ecossistema e a saúde humana estão documentados; assegurar que a avaliação de ...

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