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The bitter battle over the world's most popular insecticides - Nature.com

Nov 8, 2017

Nature.com

The bitter battle over the world's most popular insecticides
Nature.com
Some campaign groups, such as Greenpeace and the Pesticide Action Network, have argued for a ban on the use of neonics on all outdoor crops, not just those that might be attractive to bees, such as the bright-yellow flowers of oilseed rape. “A lot of ...

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New rules for agricultural pesticide use near schools - KCBX

Nov 7, 2017

New rules for agricultural pesticide use near schools
KCBX
... and weekend activities, and doesn't account for the fact that many pesticides linger long after they are applied,” Paul Towers, a spokesperson for the Pesticide Action Network of North America, said in a statement released after the DPR's announcement.

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Strawberry safety will be looked at, says minister, after pesticide report - Expatica Netherlands

Nov 7, 2017

Strawberry safety will be looked at, says minister, after pesticide report
Expatica Netherlands
'The NVWA takes an approach which has been completely overtaken,' Hans Muilerman, of lobby group Pesticide Action Network Europe, told Trouw. 'You have to look at the total amount of dangerous substances in combination, not toxicity per chemical.

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Strawberry safety will be looked at, says minister, after pesticide report - DutchNews.nl

Nov 6, 2017

DutchNews.nl

Strawberry safety will be looked at, says minister, after pesticide report
DutchNews.nl
'The NVWA takes an approach which has been completely overtaken,' Hans Muilerman, of lobby group Pesticide Action Network Europe, told Trouw. 'You have to look at the total amount of dangerous substances in combination, not toxicity per chemical.

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Strawberry safety will be looked at, says minister, after pesticide report - DutchNews.nl

Nov 6, 2017

DutchNews.nl

Strawberry safety will be looked at, says minister, after pesticide report
DutchNews.nl
'The NVWA takes an approach which has been completely overtaken,' Hans Muilerman, of lobby group Pesticide Action Network Europe, told Trouw. 'You have to look at the total amount of dangerous substances in combination, not toxicity per chemical.

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Nov 2, 2017
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Trump-Pruitt EPA must stop promoting dangerous pesticide - Natural Resources Defense Council

Oct 31, 2017

Trump-Pruitt EPA must stop promoting dangerous pesticide
Natural Resources Defense Council
NRDC has been working tirelessly to get this chemical banned for nearly a decade, filing the original petition to EPA with Pesticide Action Network. Working with partner organizations and scientific experts, we succeeded in eliminating indoor uses of ...

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NGO: No steps taken to prevent poisoning - Times of India

Oct 27, 2017

NGO: No steps taken to prevent poisoning
Times of India
Nagpur: The Thrissur-based Pesticide Action Network (PAN) India team, which visited Yavatmal recently, has released its assessment report. It observes that though pesticide poisoning had been reported earlier, fewer measures were taken to prevent ...

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Report lists lacunae in treatment of Yavatmal pesticide poisoning cases - Hindu Business Line

Oct 27, 2017

Report lists lacunae in treatment of Yavatmal pesticide poisoning cases
Hindu Business Line
Pesticide poisoning cases in Yavatmal, Maharashtra, are falling through the cracks, and due processes are not being followed, says a new report by the Pesticide Action Network (PAN). According to the report, pesticide poisoning cases – which have taken ...

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Fruit and vegetables 'should be washed with baking powder' - Express.co.uk

Oct 26, 2017

Express.co.uk

Fruit and vegetables 'should be washed with baking powder'
Express.co.uk
“However, important nutrients such as polyphenolic compounds, fibres, pigments, vitamins and minerals will also be lost.” In September, analysis by Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK) found British schoolchildren are being exposed to pesticides. Pear ...

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Farmers threaten to sue if Brussels ducks glyphosate decision - POLITICO.eu

Oct 25, 2017

POLITICO.eu

Farmers threaten to sue if Brussels ducks glyphosate decision
POLITICO.eu
Hence, glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicides have direct and indirect impact on the environment and its ecosystems,” the Pesticide Action Network Europe said in a report on Wednesday setting out a host of alternatives to glyphosate such as ...
EU on brink of historic decision on pervasive glyphosate weedkillerThe Guardian
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EU proposes shorter license for controversial weedkiller glyphosate | AFP.comAFP.com

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Chemical Industry Takeover of EPA Toxics Office: NYT Report - Natural Resources Defense Council

Oct 24, 2017

Chemical Industry Takeover of EPA Toxics Office: NYT Report
Natural Resources Defense Council
The Times describes how EPA's career attorneys and scientists were pressured to reverse course, and to provide Pruitt with an alternative to granting the NRDC and Pesticide Action Network (PAN) petition. Pruitt's Chief of Staff Ryan Jackson, according ...

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Why farmers remain uninformed about pesticides and their use - Down To Earth Magazine (press release) (blog)

Oct 24, 2017

Down To Earth Magazine (press release) (blog)

Why farmers remain uninformed about pesticides and their use
Down To Earth Magazine (press release) (blog)
... Jharkhand's major vegetable growing belt, was undertaken in August-September 2017 by the Society for Promotion of Wastelands Development (SPWD), as part of a larger study being conducted in several Indian states by Pesticide Action Network (PAN) ...

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EU on brink of historic decision on pervasive glyphosate weedkiller - The Guardian

Oct 24, 2017

The Guardian

EU on brink of historic decision on pervasive glyphosate weedkiller
The Guardian
A report by Pesticide Action Network last week linked the broad spectrum herbicide to dramatic declines in earthworm populations and damaging soil microbial communities. The paper said its use also destroyed food sources for pollinators, and made crops ...

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Total pesticide use in cotton has fallen since 1980s - Fibre2fashion.com

Oct 23, 2017

Fibre2fashion.com

Total pesticide use in cotton has fallen since 1980s
Fibre2fashion.com
Total pesticide use in cotton has fallen since the 1980s, suggest findings of Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK). In particular, insecticide use has declined, as has herbicide, although neither are as significant as some have claimed, and both are on ...

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Total pesticide use in cotton has fallen since 1980s - Fibre2fashion.com

Oct 23, 2017

Fibre2fashion.com

Total pesticide use in cotton has fallen since 1980s
Fibre2fashion.com
Total pesticide use in cotton has fallen since the 1980s, suggest findings of Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK). In particular, insecticide use has declined, as has herbicide, although neither are as significant as some have claimed, and both are on ...

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Yavatmal farmer deaths: Experts say Insecticide Act 1968 needs overhaul as it is designed to protect pesticides, not ... - Firstpost

Oct 23, 2017

Firstpost

Yavatmal farmer deaths: Experts say Insecticide Act 1968 needs overhaul as it is designed to protect pesticides, not ...
Firstpost
C Jayakumar, director of the Pesticide Action Network, said, "Even with Fadnavis' best intentions, he cannot really protect the people by amending this Act. One, because it is not in his hands; and two, because this Act was never designed to protect ...

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NGOs and Farmworkers File Motion for Expedited Briefing and Hearing in Chlorpyrifos Litigation - Lexology

Oct 22, 2017

NGOs and Farmworkers File Motion for Expedited Briefing and Hearing in Chlorpyrifos Litigation
Lexology
In that motion, EPA argued that the court lacks jurisdiction to review the March 29, 2017, order denying the petition by Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) and Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to revoke all Federal Food, Drug, and ...

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What's in your honey, hun? - Centurion Rekord

Oct 21, 2017

What's in your honey, hun?
Centurion Rekord
Scientists collected 200 samples of honey from around the world, and three out of four samples contained a bee-killing pesticide, according to the findings, published in the journal Science. According to the Pesticide Action Network UK website ...

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