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Bill seeks to end 'duplicative' pesticide permits - Capital Press

Feb 18, 2017

Capital Press

Bill seeks to end 'duplicative' pesticide permits
Capital Press
Kristin Schafer, program director with the Pesticide Action Network's California office, argues NPDES permits provide transparency by establishing a record of pesticide use. A fish kill, for example, could be traced to an upstream pesticide application ...

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Food and farm groups urge AG Sessions to oppose agricultural mega-mergers - AG Week

Feb 17, 2017

AG Week

Food and farm groups urge AG Sessions to oppose agricultural mega-mergers
AG Week
... the biological diversity and ecological resilience critical to addressing local and global food needs," said farmer Denise O'Brien, founder of Women's Food and Agriculture Network and Pesticide Action Network (PAN) North America board vice-president.

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Researchers find pesticide spills, accidents may alter farmworkers' DNA - Environmental Health News

Feb 16, 2017

Researchers find pesticide spills, accidents may alter farmworkers' DNA
Environmental Health News
The new administration is a “big setback,” said Emily Marquez, a staff scientist at the Pesticide Action Network. “We have to make sure we're sticking up for people threatened by any policies that might affect people like pesticide applicators, or ...

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Emergency clause lets European countries beat bee pesticide ban - New Scientist

Feb 15, 2017

New Scientist

Emergency clause lets European countries beat bee pesticide ban
New Scientist
About half of the European Union's member states have made use of this emergency clause, and in most cases the applications have provided little or no evidence in justification, say Bee Life, ClientEarth and Pesticide Action Network Europe, who ...

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Italy urged to follow through with ban on glyphosate co-formulant - EurActiv

Feb 14, 2017

EurActiv

Italy urged to follow through with ban on glyphosate co-formulant
EurActiv
The Safe Food Advocacy Europe (SAFE) organisation together with the Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe and its Italian branch last week sent a formal notice to the Italian Ministry of Health demanding the withdrawal of authorisation of glyphosate ...

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Groups call for investigation of ag chem companies - American Agriculturist

Feb 14, 2017

Groups call for investigation of ag chem companies
American Agriculturist
... the biological diversity and ecological resilience critical to addressing local and global food needs," said farmer Denise O'Brien, founder of Women's Food and Agriculture Network and Pesticide Action Network (PAN) North America board vice-president.

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Over 300 Food and Farm Groups Urge Jeff Sessions to Oppose Agricultural Mega-Mergers - Common Dreams

Feb 13, 2017

Over 300 Food and Farm Groups Urge Jeff Sessions to Oppose Agricultural Mega-Mergers
Common Dreams
... the biological diversity and ecological resilience critical to addressing local and global food needs," said farmer Denise O'Brien, founder of Women's Food and Agriculture Network and Pesticide Action Network (PAN) North America board vice-president.

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Over 300 Food And Farm Groups Urge Jeff Sessions To Oppose Monsanto Mega-Mergers - ValueWalk

Feb 13, 2017

Over 300 Food And Farm Groups Urge Jeff Sessions To Oppose Monsanto Mega-Mergers
ValueWalk
... the biological diversity and ecological resilience critical to addressing local and global food needs,” said farmer Denise O'Brien, founder of Women's Food and Agriculture Network and Pesticide Action Network (PAN) North America board vice-president.

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Enviros Terrified Trump Will Stop EPA From Banning Pesticide It Says Is Harmless - Daily Caller

Feb 10, 2017

Enviros Terrified Trump Will Stop EPA From Banning Pesticide It Says Is Harmless
Daily Caller
The Natural Resources Defense Council and Pesticide Action Network North America, filed a federal lawsuit seeking a national ban on chlorpyrifos over theoretical risks of drinking water contamination and alleged contamination of food by the pesticide.

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6 Reasons Why Many People Think Chemotherapy & The Cancer Industry Is A Giant Scam - Collective Evolution

Feb 10, 2017

Collective Evolution

6 Reasons Why Many People Think Chemotherapy & The Cancer Industry Is A Giant Scam
Collective Evolution
October 2012 report by Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) (source)(source). Yet only recently did the World Health Organization admit that glyphosate, the most active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, can cause cancer. (source) A ...

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Could Revoking a Controversial Pesticide Trigger a Trade War? - Bloomberg BNA

Feb 9, 2017

Could Revoking a Controversial Pesticide Trigger a Trade War?
Bloomberg BNA
The Pesticide Action Network North America and the Natural Resources Defense Council petitioned the EPA in 2007 to stop allowing the use of the pesticide, and sued the agency when it failed to respond. The EPA has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for ...

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European Citizens Launch Initiative to Ban Glyphosate - Newswise (press release)

Feb 8, 2017

European Citizens Launch Initiative to Ban Glyphosate
Newswise (press release)
The ECI is backed by a broad, pan-European coalition of 38 organisations from 15 countries, including Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), Greenpeace, the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN-E), and WeMove.
Environmental and health organisations launch European citizens ...EUbusiness (press release)

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European Citizens Launch Initiative to Ban Glyphosate - Newswise (press release)

Feb 8, 2017

European Citizens Launch Initiative to Ban Glyphosate
Newswise (press release)
The ECI is backed by a broad, pan-European coalition of 38 organisations from 15 countries, including Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), Greenpeace, the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN-E), and WeMove.

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Environmental and health organisations launch European citizens' initiative to ban glyphosate - EUbusiness (press release)

Feb 8, 2017

Environmental and health organisations launch European citizens' initiative to ban glyphosate
EUbusiness (press release)
The ECI is backed by a broad, pan-European coalition of 38 organisations from 15 countries, including Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), Greenpeace, the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN-E), and WeMove.

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Endangered Species Act lawsuit over pesticides resurrected - Capital Press

Feb 6, 2017

Endangered Species Act lawsuit over pesticides resurrected
Capital Press
The Center for Biological Diversity and the Pesticide Action Network North America filed a complaint arguing that EPA should have analyzed the chemicals for detrimental effects on threatened and endangered species. Under the Endangered Species Act, the ...

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In Endosulfan's cruel wake - Bangalore Mirror

Feb 5, 2017

In Endosulfan's cruel wake
Bangalore Mirror
Pesticide Action Network (PAN) India has stated that phasing out highly hazardous pesticides with agro-ecology “provides improved yields, greater profitability for farmers, improved health, improved food security and sovereignty, greater resilience to ...

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Ninth Circuit Clears EPA on Most Pesticide Claims - Courthouse News Service

Feb 4, 2017

Ninth Circuit Clears EPA on Most Pesticide Claims
Courthouse News Service
The Center for Biological Diversity and the Pesticide Action Network North America originally sued the EPA over 382 pesticide ingredients, saying it had failed to consult with the National Marine Fisheries Service and the Fish and Wildlife Service as ...

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News in Brief - Jackson Hole News&Guide

Feb 3, 2017

Jackson Hole News&Guide

News in Brief
Jackson Hole News&Guide
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco reversed part of a lower court ruling in the 2011 suit against the EPA by two environmental groups, the Center for Biological Diversity and Pesticide Action Network North America. The groups said ...

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Appeals court revives suit over government pesticide approvals - Capital Press

Feb 3, 2017

San Francisco Chronicle

Appeals court revives suit over government pesticide approvals
Capital Press
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed part of a lower court ruling in the 2011 suit against the EPA by two environmental groups, the Center for Biological Diversity and Pesticide Action Network North America. The groups say the EPA has ...
Court reverses key part of challenge to EPA registrationsE&E News
9th Circ. Revives Greens' Suit Over EPA Pesticide ApprovalsLaw360 (subscription)

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'Mega' pesticide challenge revived on appeal - Reuters

Feb 3, 2017

'Mega' pesticide challenge revived on appeal
Reuters
The 2-1 decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a federal magistrate in San Francisco, who found the action by the Center for Biological Diversity and the Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) was filed too late and in the ...

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