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Gardeners' Question Time team to host panel at Seedy Sunday - The Argus

Feb 4, 2016

The Argus

Gardeners' Question Time team to host panel at Seedy Sunday
The Argus
Other speakers on the day include Robert Hill-Snook, header gardener of the Pavilion Gardens, Dr Mike Allen, environmental archaeologist, Dr Dave Goulson, from the Butterfly Conservation Trust, and Nick Mole, from the Pesticide Action Network.

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Pesticide Disclosure Bill Clears Committee - Honolulu Civil Beat

Feb 4, 2016

Honolulu Civil Beat

Pesticide Disclosure Bill Clears Committee
Honolulu Civil Beat
Groups like Hawaii Farm Bureau, CropLife America and Kauai Coffee Company came out against the legislation while nonprofits like the Center for Food Safety, Americans for Democratic Action and the Pesticide Action Network were in favor. Ashley Lukens ...

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Asian citrus psyllid treatment kicks up controversy in Santa Barbara County - Santa Maria Sun

Feb 4, 2016

Santa Maria Sun

Asian citrus psyllid treatment kicks up controversy in Santa Barbara County
Santa Maria Sun
Paul Towers, media director for the Pesticide Action Network of North America, said damage control is the only viable option when facing the Asian citrus psyllid. “To think we can eradicate them is a little harsh,” Towers said. “What we can do is set ...

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Home & Garden: Foul called - Pacific Sun

Feb 3, 2016

Home & Garden: Foul called
Pacific Sun
The lawsuit was brought by Our Children's Earth Foundation; the Cities of Albany, Berkeley and Richmond; Mothers of Marin Against the Spray; Stop the Spray East Bay; Center for Environmental Health; Pesticide Action Network North America; Citizens for ...

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Pesticide use: The most dangerous areas in France - Digital Journal

Feb 3, 2016

Digital Journal

Pesticide use: The most dangerous areas in France
Digital Journal
That total comes despite the French government having introduced sweeping bans on pesticide use in 2014 as Pesticide Action Network (PAN) reported. The 2014 ban prohibited the private or public use of pesticides in the likes of forests or public spaces ...

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Susan Sommers: City of Longmont must address use of Fumitoxin - Longmont Times-Call

Jan 31, 2016

Susan Sommers: City of Longmont must address use of Fumitoxin
Longmont Times-Call
Staff scientist Karl Tupper of the Pesticide Action Network stresses the dangers of Fumitoxin: "This incident is the latest in a long string of poisonings involving this product. It's apparent that this chemical is just too dangerous to remain on the ...

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Up next, recap & links 2016 - CBS News

Jan 25, 2016

CBS News

Up next, recap & links 2016
CBS News
Delan Perry's Volcano Isle Fruit Company · Hawaii Papaya Industry Association · Dennis Gonsalves, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University · Dr. Pam Ronald, University of California - Davis · Marcia Ishii-Eiteman, Pesticide Action ...

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Media and organic created myth: UN endorses small-scale organic farming over biotech - Genetic Literacy Project

Jan 21, 2016

Genetic Literacy Project

Media and organic created myth: UN endorses small-scale organic farming over biotech
Genetic Literacy Project
... ISIS, (Institute of Science In Society, which promotes homeopathy, water memory, and Chinese medicine and disseminates anti-vaccine articles); and Pesticide Action Network (which historically sharply criticizes conventional agriculture), to name a few.

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Man listed as missing person in Coconino County, Arizona - KCSG

Jan 20, 2016

KCSG

Man listed as missing person in Coconino County, Arizona
KCSG
... scientists and the general public. Earthjustice and Farmworker Justice submitted technical comments on behalf of a coalition of groups, including Pesticide Action Network (PAN), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and United Farm Workers (UFW.)

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Congressional leaders to host events aimed at holding federal land agencies accountable - KCSG

Jan 20, 2016

KCSG

Congressional leaders to host events aimed at holding federal land agencies accountable
KCSG
... scientists and the general public. Earthjustice and Farmworker Justice submitted technical comments on behalf of a coalition of groups, including Pesticide Action Network (PAN), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and United Farm Workers (UFW.)

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Could farmers face a total loss of chlorpyrifos? - Western Farm Press

Jan 19, 2016

Could farmers face a total loss of chlorpyrifos?
Western Farm Press
This came in response to a petition by the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Pesticide Action Network North America over identified drinking water concerns. The court ordered EPA in late 2015 to either deny the petition by the two groups, issue ...

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Digging for seeds of truth in GMO debate - WTSP 10 News

Jan 18, 2016

WTSP 10 News

Digging for seeds of truth in GMO debate
WTSP 10 News
... looking at these issues for some decades, I am increasingly concerned at the ways in which corporations have gained more and more control and influence over our food system," said Marcia Ishii-Eiteman, a senior scientist at the Pesticide Action ...
​Digging for seeds of truth in GMO debateCBS News

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​Digging for seeds of truth in GMO debate - CBS News

Jan 17, 2016

CBS News

​Digging for seeds of truth in GMO debate
CBS News
By some estimates, 80 percent of all processed foods -- cereals, baby formula, canned soups and more -- contain at least one GMO, or Genetically Modified Organism. But whether GMOs are safe and whether they should be listed on the label has led to a ...

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Opposition agrees to extend DNR pines-to-prairie extension study - Park Rapids Enterprise

Jan 16, 2016

Opposition agrees to extend DNR pines-to-prairie extension study
Park Rapids Enterprise
The Department of Natural Resources and petitioners Toxic Tators, Land Stewardship Project and Pesticide Action Network have reached a “mutally agreed upon” 30-day extension to continue conversation on RD Offutt's proposed expansion in the Pineland ...

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Environmental groups, DNR and RD Offutt to seek agreement on pines-to-potatoes ... - Wadena Pioneer Journal

Jan 15, 2016

Environmental groups, DNR and RD Offutt to seek agreement on pines-to-potatoes ...
Wadena Pioneer Journal
The Land Stewardship Project, Pesticide Action Network and Toxic Taters said in a news release Monday that they've given the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources 30 more days to respond to their petition. The extension creates time for the DNR ...

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Opposition agrees to more time for DNR pines-to-potatoes study - AG Week

Jan 15, 2016

AG Week

Opposition agrees to more time for DNR pines-to-potatoes study
AG Week
“As the study is currently designed, there is no opportunity for public input, and the scope is much too narrow to account for impacts like pesticide drift and pollinator decline,” Lex Horan of Pesticide Action Network said in a statement. RDO's ...

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EPA RULING ON BEE-KILLING PESTICIDE DRAWS CONTROVERSY - East County Magazine

Jan 14, 2016

East County Magazine

EPA RULING ON BEE-KILLING PESTICIDE DRAWS CONTROVERSY
East County Magazine
“The report fails to illuminate the risks from a variety of areas, it ignores some the greatest uses of neonicotinoids,” said Paul Towers, spokesman for the Pesticide Action Network. “It only provides a piecemeal view of the threat, given that whole ...
The Company Behind Neonics Admits They Harm Bees—But Only SometimesTakePart

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EPA RULING ON BEE-KILLING PESTICIDE DRAWS CONTROVERSY - East County Magazine

Jan 14, 2016

Foothills Sun Gazette

EPA RULING ON BEE-KILLING PESTICIDE DRAWS CONTROVERSY
East County Magazine
“The report fails to illuminate the risks from a variety of areas, it ignores some the greatest uses of neonicotinoids,” said Paul Towers, spokesman for the Pesticide Action Network. “It only provides a piecemeal view of the threat, given that whole ...
The Company Behind Neonics Admits It Harms Bees—but Only SometimesTakePart

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Beekeepers, farmers, agriculture groups claim EPA's 'inadequate' regulation of ... - Legal News Line

Jan 14, 2016

Legal News Line

Beekeepers, farmers, agriculture groups claim EPA's 'inadequate' regulation of ...
Legal News Line
The plaintiffs -- Bret Adee, Jeff Anderson, Lucas Criswell, Gail Fuller, David Hackenberg, the American Bird Conservancy, the Center for Food Safety, the Pesticide Action Network of North America and the Pollinator Stewardship Council -- filed their ...

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Opposition agrees to more time for DNR pines-to-potatoes study - DL-Online

Jan 14, 2016

DL-Online

Opposition agrees to more time for DNR pines-to-potatoes study
DL-Online
The Land Stewardship Project, Pesticide Action Network and Toxic Taters said in a news release Monday that they've given the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources 30 more days to respond to their petition. The extension creates time for the DNR ...

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