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EPA Can't Dodge Suit Over Toxic Pesticide Ingredients - Courthouse News Service

Jun 15, 2018

Courthouse News Service

EPA Can't Dodge Suit Over Toxic Pesticide Ingredients
Courthouse News Service
Parent represents the Center for Biological Diversity and Pesticide Action Network, which challenged 382 EPA-registered pesticides in a 2011 lawsuit. The plaintiffs claim the EPA failed to consult with other federal agencies on potential harm to ...

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Jun 15, 2018
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Hawaii Bans Pesticide Toxic to Kids, While Pruitt's EPA Refuses - Natural Resources Defense Council

Jun 13, 2018

Hawaii Bans Pesticide Toxic to Kids, While Pruitt's EPA Refuses
Natural Resources Defense Council
The move comes after nearly six years of advocacy from from Protect our Keiki coalition, Hawaii Center for Food Safety, Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action, Pesticide Action Network, Hawai'i SEED and communities across the islands who have been ...

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Hawaii Bans Use of Toxic Pesticide Chlorpyrifos - Natural Resources Defense Council

Jun 13, 2018

Natural Resources Defense Council

Hawaii Bans Use of Toxic Pesticide Chlorpyrifos
Natural Resources Defense Council
The news comes after nearly six years of advocacy from Protect Our Keiki coalition, Hawaii Center for Food Safety, Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action, Pesticide Action Network, Hawai'i SEED, and communities across the islands who have been ...
Hawaii Becomes First State To Ban Widely-Used Pesticide Found To Be Harmful To KidsHuffPost

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Pesticide Control Critical To Food Security - ReliefWeb

Jun 13, 2018

Pesticide Control Critical To Food Security
ReliefWeb
Other partners are the Global Environment Facility, the University of the West Indies, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, the Caribbean Agriculture Health and Food Safety Agency, Pesticide Action Network-UK and Rotterdam ...

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Will the Bayer-Monsanto Merger Further Harm Bees? - East Bay Express

Jun 12, 2018

East Bay Express

Will the Bayer-Monsanto Merger Further Harm Bees?
East Bay Express
"We're seeing the consolidation of seed and pesticide manufacturing into the hands of the few," said Paul Towers, a policy advocate with Pesticide Action Network of North America, based in Berkeley. He said the merging of Bayer and Monsanto will place ...

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US Food Sovereignty Alliance: Coalition of NGOs campaigns against GMOs and promotes 'agroecology' - Genetic Literacy Project

Jun 12, 2018

US Food Sovereignty Alliance: Coalition of NGOs campaigns against GMOs and promotes 'agroecology'
Genetic Literacy Project
Several anti-GMO NGOs are members of the USFSA, such as Food and Water Watch, Friends of the Earth, the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, and the Pesticide Action Network in the United States and La Via Campesina, an international movement ...

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Little interest in buffer zones, new pesticide application rules in Iowa - Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Jun 11, 2018

Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Little interest in buffer zones, new pesticide application rules in Iowa
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
“The reality is that chemicals can be moving more than that quarter mile and into buildings where people and especially children are very vulnerable to that exposure,” said Kristin Schafer, executive director at the Pesticide Action Network, a Berkeley ...

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Say Hello to Big Seed - Sierra Magazine

Jun 8, 2018

Sierra Magazine

Say Hello to Big Seed
Sierra Magazine
For pesticide use: Paul Towers, organizing director and policy advocate for the Pesticide Action Network, says agri-chemical mergers also tend to lead to increased pesticide use. “These companies' entire motivation is to sell as many seeds and as many ...

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Indonesia strengthens laws against biopirates - The Business Times

Jun 7, 2018

The Business Times

Indonesia strengthens laws against biopirates
The Business Times
"This biopiracy by Shiseido means they've stolen what belonged to our traditional healers, stolen our farmers knowledge, their seeds and systems," explains Riza Tjahjadi, chairman of the Pesticide Action Network. The former Indonesian State Minister of ...

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Africa: Engineering Seeds and Digging Into Global Markets - AllAfrica.com

Jun 7, 2018

Africa: Engineering Seeds and Digging Into Global Markets
AllAfrica.com
... Organization for Competitive Markets, Our Family Farms, Pesticide Action Network North America, Practical Farmers of Iowa, Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America, Rural Coalition, Rural Vermont, Sustainable Food Center ...

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New pesticide regulations attract little backing among Iowa legislators - DesMoinesRegister.com

Jun 5, 2018

DesMoinesRegister.com

New pesticide regulations attract little backing among Iowa legislators
DesMoinesRegister.com
“Notification on spraying is a critically important piece of the program from our perspective,” Kristin Schafer, executive director at the Pesticide Action Network, said. “If people aren't aware that spraying is occurring, they aren't able to protect ...

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Most Iowa public schools are in range of potential pesticide spray drift, study shows - DesMoinesRegister.com

Jun 5, 2018

DesMoinesRegister.com

Most Iowa public schools are in range of potential pesticide spray drift, study shows
DesMoinesRegister.com
More than 680 million pounds of pesticides are applied to U.S. agricultural fields each year, according to a report by the Pesticide Action Network, a Berkeley, California-based organization seeking limits to pesticide use. The National Academy of ...

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Safe to eat? Certainly not for kids! - Scoop.co.nz

Jun 4, 2018

Safe to eat? Certainly not for kids!
Scoop.co.nz
... and parents can lessen pesticide intake in their children by giving them organic food,” said Dr Meriel Watts of Pesticide Action Network Aotearoa New Zealand. “Nobody actually has any real understanding of the effect of 26 different pesticides ...

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Large number of Iowa public schools in range of potential pesticide spray drift - Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Jun 3, 2018

Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Large number of Iowa public schools in range of potential pesticide spray drift
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
More than 680 million pounds of pesticides are applied to U.S. agricultural fields each year, according to a report by the Pesticide Action Network, a Berkeley, California-based organization seeking limits to pesticide use. The National Academy of ...

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Large number of Iowa public schools in range of potential pesticide spray drift - Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Jun 3, 2018

Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Large number of Iowa public schools in range of potential pesticide spray drift
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
More than 680 million pounds of pesticides are applied to U.S. agricultural fields each year, according to a report by the Pesticide Action Network, a Berkeley, California-based organization seeking limits to pesticide use. The National Academy of ...

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Deforestation Found to Cause Malaria to Spread, in the Face of Harmful and Ineffective Mosquito Insecticide Use - Beyond Pesticides (press release) (blog)

May 30, 2018

Beyond Pesticides (press release) (blog)

Deforestation Found to Cause Malaria to Spread, in the Face of Harmful and Ineffective Mosquito Insecticide Use
Beyond Pesticides (press release) (blog)
Today, DDT resistance is widespread in Anopheles mosquitoes. As the Pesticide Action Network North America notes, “Of the 73 countries that provided monitoring data to WHO [the U.N.'s World Health Organization] from 2010 onward, 60 countries reported ...

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Paraquat should not be used, there are numerous effective alternatives - Stabroek News

May 23, 2018

Paraquat should not be used, there are numerous effective alternatives
Stabroek News
According to the Pesticide Action Network, “Paraquat is the most highly acutely toxic herbicide to be marketed over the last 60 years”. As well, there are 22 different species of weeds in 13 countries that have become resistant to paraquat, which ...

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State Agency Criticized for Failing to Protect Highest At-Risk Communities - Beyond Pesticides (press release) (blog)

May 23, 2018

State Agency Criticized for Failing to Protect Highest At-Risk Communities
Beyond Pesticides (press release) (blog)
According to Pesticide Action Network (PAN), the greatest burden continues to be borne by the San Joaquin Valley, with half (106 million pounds) used in just five counties – Fresno, Kern, Tulare, San Joaquin and Madera. Among the top five most heavily ...

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