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Fake news is nothing new: 6 pseudo-news websites have colored GMO debate for years - Genetic Literacy Project

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Genetic Literacy Project

Fake news is nothing new: 6 pseudo-news websites have colored GMO debate for years
Genetic Literacy Project
“Fake news” is now a well-known term, at least to Americans in the wake of the US presidential election. But followers of events in genetic modification of food and crops have been familiar with the “fake news” phenomenon for years. A number of ...

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VIDEO: Migrant Farmworkers May Have Been Sickened by Toxic Pesticide Greenlighted by EPA Under Trump - Democracy Now!

May 19, 2017

Democracy Now!

VIDEO: Migrant Farmworkers May Have Been Sickened by Toxic Pesticide Greenlighted by EPA Under Trump
Democracy Now!
We are joined by Eriberto Fernandez, the civic participation and policy coordinator with United Farm Workers Foundation, and Kristin Schafer, program and policy director for Pesticide Action Network North America, which petitioned the EPA to ban the ...

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EPA wrongfully approved use of bee-killing pesticides, judge rules - ConsumerAffairs

May 17, 2017

ConsumerAffairs

EPA wrongfully approved use of bee-killing pesticides, judge rules
ConsumerAffairs
Four professional beekeepers filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency in 2013 with help from the Sierra Club, the Pesticide Action Network, the Center for Food Safety and the Center for Environmental Health. The case has gone slowly but ...

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Regional farmers and farmers markets offer myriad convenient chemical-free produce options - Cincinnati CityBeat (blog)

May 17, 2017

Cincinnati CityBeat (blog)

Regional farmers and farmers markets offer myriad convenient chemical-free produce options
Cincinnati CityBeat (blog)
Photo: Hailey BollingerIn 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency — in response to a petition filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council and Pesticide Action Network North America — proposed a ban on all uses of the chemical Lorsban on food.

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EPA delays safety rule to keep pesticides out of children's hands - ThinkProgress

May 16, 2017

ThinkProgress

EPA delays safety rule to keep pesticides out of children's hands
ThinkProgress
It also has possible carcinogenic properties, according to the Pesticide Action Network. Chlorpyrifos, a similar common insecticide used on oranges, apples, and other fruits, works to attack the nervous system. Short-term exposure can lead to weakness, ...

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Pesticide Labels Copyrights, Clean Air Act Abeyance, Nutrition Information Compliance: Recent Federal Developments - The National Law Review

May 16, 2017

Pesticide Labels Copyrights, Clean Air Act Abeyance, Nutrition Information Compliance: Recent Federal Developments
The National Law Review
... order denying the September 2007 petition of the Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) requesting that EPA revoke all tolerances and cancel all registrations for the pesticide chlorpyrifos.

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Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, May 2017 - JD Supra (press release)

May 16, 2017

JD Supra (press release)

Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, May 2017
JD Supra (press release)
... order denying the September 2007 petition of the Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) requesting that EPA revoke all tolerances and cancel all registrations for the pesticide chlorpyrifos.

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Trump's Ties to Dow Chemical Prompt FOIA Suit - Courthouse News Service

May 11, 2017

Trump's Ties to Dow Chemical Prompt FOIA Suit
Courthouse News Service
The Pesticide Action Network of North America (PANNA) filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the EPA, saying the agency is illegally withholding documents that relate to its decision not to revoke chlorpyrifos despite its scientists finding ...

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Trump's Ties to Dow Chemical Prompt FOIA Suit - Courthouse News Service

May 11, 2017

Trump's Ties to Dow Chemical Prompt FOIA Suit
Courthouse News Service
The Pesticide Action Network of North America (PANNA) filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the EPA, saying the agency is illegally withholding documents that relate to its decision not to revoke chlorpyrifos despite its scientists finding ...

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Green groups push back on Trump plan to reduce pesticide regs - Agri-Pulse

May 10, 2017

Agri-Pulse

Green groups push back on Trump plan to reduce pesticide regs
Agri-Pulse
The Natural Resources Defense Council and Pesticide Action Network are currently challenging that decision in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Some speakers sought delays in implementation of two major rules – the Agricultural Worker Protection ...

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Gas leak: NGO suggests safe zones around institutions - India Today

May 10, 2017

Gas leak: NGO suggests safe zones around institutions
India Today
India Director of Pesticide Action Network (PAN) C Jayakumar, in a statement said, "Even after several incidents right from the Bhopal gas tragedy, our authorities have not realised the seriousness of the problem and are not taking measures to keep ...

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Gas leak: NGO suggests safe zones around institutions - Press Trust of India

May 10, 2017

Gas leak: NGO suggests safe zones around institutions
Press Trust of India
India Director of Pesticide Action Network (PAN) C Jayakumar, in a statement said, "Even after several incidents right from the Bhopal gas tragedy, our authorities have not realised the seriousness of the problem and are not taking measures to keep ...

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Judge Strikes Down EPA Approval of Bee-Killing Pesticides - Courthouse News Service

May 9, 2017

Judge Strikes Down EPA Approval of Bee-Killing Pesticides
Courthouse News Service
Other named plaintiffs in the EPA lawsuit include beekeeper and honey producers Tom Theobald, Jim Doan and Bill Rhodes, joined by public interest groups Beyond Pesticides, Pesticide Action Network North America, and the Center for Environmental ...

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Judge Strikes Down EPA Approval of Bee-Killing Pesticides - Courthouse News Service

May 9, 2017

Judge Strikes Down EPA Approval of Bee-Killing Pesticides
Courthouse News Service
Other named plaintiffs in the EPA lawsuit include beekeeper and honey producers Tom Theobald, Jim Doan and Bill Rhodes, joined by public interest groups Beyond Pesticides, Pesticide Action Network North America, and the Center for Environmental ...

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Weaning Public Agencies Off of Pesticides Meet & Greet / Training - SFGate

May 8, 2017

SFGate

Weaning Public Agencies Off of Pesticides Meet & Greet / Training
SFGate
... we receive that help fund events, training, consultants, and administrative costs. Please consider a fully tax-deductible donation or monthly contributions to our non-profit fiscal sponsor, Pesticide Action Network on our website or to info@pfse ...

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Gas leak comes days after UN meet on toxic chemicals - Daily News & Analysis

May 6, 2017

Daily News & Analysis

Gas leak comes days after UN meet on toxic chemicals
Daily News & Analysis
Also, because the ambient temperature is very high, the vehicles are not specially equipped to handle these substances,” said C Jayakumar, Director, Pesticide Action Network, a non-profit organisation, who was an observer at the global meet. Others ...

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Why Won't the EPA Ban This Extremely Toxic Pesticide? - EcoWatch

May 6, 2017

EcoWatch

Why Won't the EPA Ban This Extremely Toxic Pesticide?
EcoWatch
So NRDC, Pesticide Action Network and Earthjustice are taking the EPA administrator to court. "They actually didn't make a decision as the court directed them to do repeatedly; they just kicked the can down the road another five years," Rotkin-Ellman ...

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EPA Denies Petition to Revoke Tolerances and Cancel all Registrations of the Most Widely Used Conventional ... - Lexology (registration)

May 3, 2017

Lexology (registration)

EPA Denies Petition to Revoke Tolerances and Cancel all Registrations of the Most Widely Used Conventional ...
Lexology (registration)
The EPA issued an order on April 5, 2017, denying a 2007 petition (the “Cancellation Petition”) by the Pesticide Action Network and the Natural Resources Defense Council that sought to revoke all tolerances under section 408(d) of the Federal Food ...

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Answer man: Are pesticides safe to use on fruit and vegetables? The debate continues. - Journal Times

May 3, 2017

Journal Times

Answer man: Are pesticides safe to use on fruit and vegetables? The debate continues.
Journal Times
In 2007, the Pesticide Action Network North America and the Natural Resources Defense Council petitioned to have it banned in the United States, and on Aug. 10, 2015, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the EPA to respond to the petition. On ...

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Dow's Lobbying Spending Overshadows Competition - Bloomberg BNA

Apr 30, 2017

Dow's Lobbying Spending Overshadows Competition
Bloomberg BNA
The green groups have challenged Pruitt's decision in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ( Pesticide Action Network N. Am. v. EPA, 9th Cir., 14-72794, 4/5/17 ). “Dow's lobbying spending aligns to strategic areas of focus for the company ...

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