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Farmworkers Want Pesticide Banned in California After EPA Refuses - KQED

Oct 11, 2017

KQED

Farmworkers Want Pesticide Banned in California After EPA Refuses
KQED
Paul Towers, Pesticide Action Network. At high doses, nerve agents like chlorpyrifos cause symptoms like headaches, nausea, dizziness and disorientation. If larger doses are ingested, it can lead to vomiting, stomachaches, diarrhea and even death. The ...

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Is cotton conquering its chemical addiction? - just-style.com

Oct 11, 2017

just-style.com

Is cotton conquering its chemical addiction?
just-style.com
"This report shines a light on pesticide use in cotton farming," says Keith Tyrell, director of Pesticide Action Network UK. "The good news is that pesticide use has declined since the record highs of the 1980s, but cotton is still one of the heaviest ...

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New report shines light on pesticide use in cotton - Ecotextile News

Oct 11, 2017

Ecotextile News

New report shines light on pesticide use in cotton
Ecotextile News
LONDON – Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK) has published a report into the current rate of pesticide use in cotton. With support from the C&A Foundation, PAN UK says, while pesticide use patterns have changed from more toxic pesticides to selective, ...

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Farmworkers Want Pesticide Banned in Calif. After Trump EPA Refuses - KQED

Oct 9, 2017

KQED

Farmworkers Want Pesticide Banned in Calif. After Trump EPA Refuses
KQED
Paul Towers, Pesticide Action Network. At high doses, nerve agents like chlorpyrifos cause symptoms like headaches, nausea, dizziness and disorientation. If larger doses are ingested, it can lead to vomiting, stomachaches, diarrhea and even death. The ...

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Target shoots for 100% sustainable cotton by 2022 - edie.net

Oct 5, 2017

edie.net

Target shoots for 100% sustainable cotton by 2022
edie.net
The commitment arrives just days after a report from WWF, Pesticide Action Network an Solidaridad found that major brands are failing to make sufficient progress on sourcing sustainable cotton. While proportionately more companies have sourcing ...

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MEPs block Commission from widening endocrine disruptor definition - FoodNavigator.com

Oct 4, 2017

FoodNavigator.com

MEPs block Commission from widening endocrine disruptor definition
FoodNavigator.com
Environmental Scientist at Pesticide Action Network (PAN), Angeliki Lyssimachou, said the vote was an example of "true democracy in action​". The result of the vote was also welcomed by pan-EU consumer group BEUC which said the Commission's "unfit ...

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Court reverses expanded insecticide label in California - Capital Press

Oct 4, 2017

Court reverses expanded insecticide label in California
Capital Press
The Pesticide Action Network North America, or PANNA, sought an injunction against the decision but a state judge denied the environmental group's motion. The Court of Appeal has now reversed that ruling, ordering the California Department of Pesticide ...

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Are Fashion's Rankings All They Are Cracked Up to Be? - The Fashion Law (blog)

Oct 4, 2017

The Fashion Law (blog)

Are Fashion's Rankings All They Are Cracked Up to Be?
The Fashion Law (blog)
Another, more recent report comes by way of the Pesticide Action Network UK, Solidaridad and WWF, and ranks brands according to their efforts to source sustainable cotton. Topping that list, which was released this week, is C&A Global (a Dutch chain of ...

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Endocrine disruptors: Report exposes scale of contamination as Parliament vote looms - EURACTIV

Oct 3, 2017

EURACTIV

Endocrine disruptors: Report exposes scale of contamination as Parliament vote looms
EURACTIV
The study, carried out by the NGO Pesticide Action Network (PAN Europe), found that 68% of European fruit contained traces of pesticides and 34% contained residues of 27 potentially harmful endocrine disrupting pesticides (EDPs). For vegetables, the ...

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Endocrine disruptors: Report exposes scale of contamination as Parliament vote looms - EURACTIV

Oct 3, 2017

EURACTIV

Endocrine disruptors: Report exposes scale of contamination as Parliament vote looms
EURACTIV
The study, carried out by the NGO Pesticide Action Network (PAN Europe), found that 68% of European fruit contained traces of pesticides and 34% contained residues of 27 potentially harmful endocrine disrupting pesticides (EDPs). For vegetables, the ...

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How Safe Are Pesticides? Not Very, Say UK Researchers - CleanTechnica

Oct 2, 2017

CleanTechnica

How Safe Are Pesticides? Not Very, Say UK Researchers
CleanTechnica
Keith Tyrell of the Pesticide Action Network agrees. “We don't know how a pesticide will really impact the environment until it is too late. It can take years before enough scientific evidence is collected to persuade regulators to take action, and ...

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Sustainable Cotton Ranking Report Calls Out Companies for Cotton Sourcing Commitments - Sourcing Journal Online

Oct 2, 2017

Sourcing Journal Online

Sustainable Cotton Ranking Report Calls Out Companies for Cotton Sourcing Commitments
Sourcing Journal Online
The report, put out by the Pesticide Action Network UK, Solidaridad and WWF, which share a vision for a more sustainable cotton sector, ranks brands and retailers along various criteria and makes recommendations on how companies can improve their ...
The World's Leaders in Sourcing Sustainable Cotton Has Some SurprisesTriple Pundit (registration) (blog)
Leading brands progress on cotton sustainability falls shortFashionUnited India
Big brand progress on cotton sustainability is insufficientjust-style.com (subscription)

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The World's Leaders in Sourcing Sustainable Cotton Has Some Surprises - Triple Pundit (registration) (blog)

Oct 2, 2017

Triple Pundit (registration) (blog)

The World's Leaders in Sourcing Sustainable Cotton Has Some Surprises
Triple Pundit (registration) (blog)
cotton, sustainable cotton, supply chain, human rights, better cotton initiative, Leon The NGO Solidaridad, in partnership with organizations including WWF and United Kingdom-based Pesticide Action Network, today released its annual sustainable cotton ...

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H&M, Levi & Strauss, Nike Top Sustainable Cotton Report - The Business of Fashion

Oct 1, 2017

The Business of Fashion

H&M, Levi & Strauss, Nike Top Sustainable Cotton Report
The Business of Fashion
The report was released by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), together with sustainability-focused development agency Solidaridad and Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK), in a bid to highlight the need for more sustainable practices in the cotton ...

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Trump Cripples Science… and Golf? - Dissident Voice

Sep 29, 2017

Trump Cripples Science… and Golf?
Dissident Voice
Subsequent to Pruitt's decision, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Pesticide Action Network of North America filed a motion in US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to “force the EPA to ban chlorpyrifos,” arguing that the agency has not ...

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The green machine fuelled by your taxes - Yorkshire Post

Sep 28, 2017

Yorkshire Post

The green machine fuelled by your taxes
Yorkshire Post
Indirectly, these groups have raised costs which have been felt by households across the UK. The Pesticide Action Network, which has received more than €710,000 from the European Commission over the past decade, has been vociferously campaigning ...

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California Court of Appeal Rejects State's Approval of Bee-Killing Pesticides - AlterNet

Sep 28, 2017

AlterNet

California Court of Appeal Rejects State's Approval of Bee-Killing Pesticides
AlterNet
Pesticide Action Network, Center for Food Safety, and Beyond Pesticides, represented by Earthjustice, filed the underlying lawsuit in 2014, seeking to halt DPR's practice of approving ever more uses for neonicotinoid pesticides pending completion of ...

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California Court of Appeal Reverses Trial Court Decision Denying PANNA's Petition Challenging Approval by DPR of ... - Lexology (registration)

Sep 27, 2017

California Court of Appeal Reverses Trial Court Decision Denying PANNA's Petition Challenging Approval by DPR of ...
Lexology (registration)
On September 19, 2017, California's Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District reversed a trial court decision denying a petition by the Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) challenging the approval by the California Department of ...

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Government funded fruit and vegetables found in schools with alarming levels of toxic chemicals - Essex Live

Sep 27, 2017

Essex Live

Government funded fruit and vegetables found in schools with alarming levels of toxic chemicals
Essex Live
Nick Mole, a policy officer at Pesticide Action Network UK, said: "Our aim is not to alarm parents but they do have a right to know what chemicals are in the food being given to their children. "While we applaud the Department for Health's efforts to ...

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California Court of Appeal Reverses Trial Court Decision Denying PANNA's Petition Challenging Approval by DPR of ... - The National Law Review

Sep 26, 2017

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California Court of Appeal Reverses Trial Court Decision Denying PANNA's Petition Challenging Approval by DPR of ...
The National Law Review
On September 19, 2017, California's Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District reversed a trial court decision denying a petition by the Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) challenging the approval by the California Department of ...
First District Holds CEQA's Substantive Requirements Apply to Environmental Documentation of State Agency Acting ...JD Supra (press release)

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