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State officials fail to take meaningful action on brain-harming pesticide - Bay Area Indymedia

Jul 2, 2015

East Bay Express

State officials fail to take meaningful action on brain-harming pesticide
Bay Area Indymedia
“Regardless of county, race or income, all Californians have the right to live in healthy communities without the threat of exposure to neurotoxic pesticides,” said Medha Chandra, PhD, campaign coordinator at Pesticide Action Network. “As the largest ...
EPA Considers Ban on Hazardous Pesticide Widely Used in CaliforniaEast Bay Express
EPA Plans to Ban Controversial PesticidePublic News Service
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NEWSBITES: July 2015 - Common Ground.ca

Jul 1, 2015

NEWSBITES: July 2015
Common Ground.ca
Since “roundup ready” crops dominate the global acreage of genetically engineered crops, the CBAN report helps to highlight the scope and locus of the problem. More information on glyphosate can be found on the Pesticide Action Network's website, ...

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EPA Considers Ban on Hazardous Pesticide Widely Used in California - East Bay Express

Jul 1, 2015

East Bay Express

EPA Considers Ban on Hazardous Pesticide Widely Used in California
East Bay Express
"It's in part a recognition of the harms of chlorpyrifos," said Paul Towers, organizing and media director for Pesticide Action Network, an Oakland-based group that has challenged the use of the pesticide in California and at the federal level. "It's a ...
State officials fail to take meaningful action on brain-harming pesticideBay Area Indymedia
EPA Plans to Ban Controversial PesticidePublic News Service
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EPA to propose banning chlorpyrifos insecticide - Capital Press

Jun 30, 2015

EPA to propose banning chlorpyrifos insecticide
Capital Press
Pesticide Action Network North America and the Natural Resources Defense Council claim that exposure to the chemical causes farmworkers' children to experience long-term health problems, among other problems. The EPA is signaling that it may take ...

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First pesticide-free zone is created by cancer activists - The Argus

Jun 30, 2015

The Argus

First pesticide-free zone is created by cancer activists
The Argus
A CAMPAIGN group has taken the first steps towards making Brighton and Hove the country's first pesticide free city. The Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK) has teamed up with Brighton Breast Cancer Action (BBCA) to declare the city's first pesticide ...

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Can I eat organic on a student budget? - The Guardian

Jun 27, 2015

The Guardian

Can I eat organic on a student budget?
The Guardian
Check out the Pesticide Action Network – it has identified food with high pesticide residues. Substitute the worst offenders for organic. Using 2012-13 government records on crop sprays per growing season, Georgina Downs of the UK Pesticides Campaign ...

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4 Reasons to Choose Organic Wine - The Epoch Times

Jun 26, 2015

The Epoch Times

4 Reasons to Choose Organic Wine
The Epoch Times
Closer to home, most California wine grape growers rely on chemicals: Almost 21 million pounds of pesticides were applied on California grapes in 2003 according to the Pesticide Action Network (PAN). Sulfites, an allergen that may cause breathing ...

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Dow AgroSciences refutes IARC claim that herbicide 2,4-D is 'possibly ... - Midland Daily News

Jun 25, 2015

Fox News

Dow AgroSciences refutes IARC claim that herbicide 2,4-D is 'possibly ...
Midland Daily News
Marcia Ishii-Eiteman, senior scientist at Pesticide Action Network, a worldwide organization working to advance alternatives to pesticides, said this classification comes at a “critical crossroads for farming worldwide.” “The IARC has affirmed what ...
CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-WHO unit finds 2,4-D herbicide 'possibly' causes ...Reuters
Another controversial chemical gets cancer designationEnvironment & Energy Publishing

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A Brighton community centre has declared itself the city's first pesticide ... - Brighton and Hove News

Jun 25, 2015

A Brighton community centre has declared itself the city's first pesticide ...
Brighton and Hove News
The Brighthelm Centre on North road has been certified by the Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK), which now wants to see many more places throughout Brighton and Hove sign up. It means the centre will no longer use pesticides to maintain its grounds, ...

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A Brighton community centre has declared itself the city's first pesticide ... - Brighton and Hove News

Jun 25, 2015

Brighton and Hove News

A Brighton community centre has declared itself the city's first pesticide ...
Brighton and Hove News
The Brighthelm Centre on North road has been certified by the Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK), which now wants to see many more places throughout Brighton and Hove sign up. It means the centre will no longer use pesticides to maintain its grounds, ...

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Groups urge tighter controls as U.S. considers GMO crop regulation - Pork Magazine

Jun 24, 2015

Groups urge tighter controls as U.S. considers GMO crop regulation
Pork Magazine
Dozens of consumer and food groups and businesses asked the U.S. government on Monday for tighter regulation of genetically engineered crops, calling the current system a "failure." The U.S. Department of Agriculture has said it was considering changes ...

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Groups urge tighter controls as U.S. considers GMO crop regulation - agprofessional.com

Jun 24, 2015

Groups urge tighter controls as U.S. considers GMO crop regulation
agprofessional.com
Dozens of consumer and food groups and businesses asked the U.S. government on Monday for tighter regulation of genetically engineered crops, calling the current system a "failure." The U.S. Department of Agriculture has said it was considering changes ...

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WHO Says Widely-Used Dow Herbicide 2,4-D “Possibly Carcinogenic” to Humans - Center for Research on Globalization

Jun 23, 2015

Center for Research on Globalization

WHO Says Widely-Used Dow Herbicide 2,4-D “Possibly Carcinogenic” to Humans
Center for Research on Globalization
Marcia Ishii-Eiteman, senior scientist at Pesticide Action Network, said that this dependency underscores the importance of immediate action: “We must heed the warning: we cannot continue down the path of dousing our fields with ever more toxic ...

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Another controversial chemical gets cancer designation - Environment & Energy Publishing

Jun 23, 2015

Fox News

Another controversial chemical gets cancer designation
Environment & Energy Publishing
"This warning from IARC comes at a critical crossroads for farming worldwide," Marcia Ishii-Eiteman, senior scientist with the Pesticide Action Network, said in a statement. "If we keep running on this pesticide treadmill, farmers, their families and ...
CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-WHO unit finds 2,4-D herbicide 'possibly' causes ...Reuters
Dow AgroSciences refutes IARC claim that herbicide 2,4-D is 'possibly ...Midland Daily News

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Organic Industry Wants Biotechnology Regulated By Process, Not Product - Food Safety News

Jun 22, 2015

Food Safety News

Organic Industry Wants Biotechnology Regulated By Process, Not Product
Food Safety News
Signing the letter were groups such as the Center for Food Safety and Food and Water Watch, organic businesses such as Amy's Kitchen and Veritable Vegetables, and environmental organizations such as the Sierra Club and the Pesticide Action Network ...
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WHO unit finds 2,4-D herbicide 'possibly' causes cancer in humans - Reuters

Jun 22, 2015

WHO unit finds 2,4-D herbicide 'possibly' causes cancer in humans
Reuters
Some critics of 2,4-D had expected IARC to classify 2,4-D as "probably" cancer-causing. But the classification it did receive still underscores the dangers of 2,4-D and the need for a "much more rigorous regulatory process," the Pesticide Action ...

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WHO unit finds 2,4-D herbicide 'possibly' causes cancer in humans - STLtoday.com

Jun 22, 2015

STLtoday.com

WHO unit finds 2,4-D herbicide 'possibly' causes cancer in humans
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Some critics of 2,4-D had expected IARC to classify 2,4-D as "probably" cancer-causing. But the classification it did receive still underscores the dangers of 2,4-D and the need for a "much more rigorous regulatory process," the Pesticide Action ...

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-WHO unit finds 2,4-D herbicide 'possibly' causes ... - Reuters

Jun 22, 2015

Fox News

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-WHO unit finds 2,4-D herbicide 'possibly' causes ...
Reuters
Some critics of 2,4-D had expected IARC to classify 2,4-D as "probably" cancer-causing. But the classification it did receive still underscores the dangers of 2,4-D and the need for a "much more rigorous regulatory process," the Pesticide Action ...
Another controversial chemical gets cancer designationEnvironment & Energy Publishing
Dow AgroSciences refutes IARC claim that herbicide 2,4-D is 'possibly ...Midland Daily News

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UPDATE 1-WHO unit finds 2,4-D herbicide 'possibly' causes cancer in humans - Reuters

Jun 22, 2015

Channel News Asia

UPDATE 1-WHO unit finds 2,4-D herbicide 'possibly' causes cancer in humans
Reuters
But the classification it did receive still underscores the dangers of 2,4-D and the need for a "much more rigorous regulatory process," the Pesticide Action Network North America said in a statement. (Reporting by Carey Gillam; Editing by Steve ...
WHO unit finds 2,4-D herbicide 'possibly' causes cancer in humansSTLtoday.com

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WHO unit finds 2,4-D herbicide 'possibly' causes cancer in humans - KFGO

Jun 22, 2015

Channel News Asia

WHO unit finds 2,4-D herbicide 'possibly' causes cancer in humans
KFGO
Some critics of 2,4-D had expected IARC to classify 2,4-D as "probably" cancer-causing. But the classification it did receive still underscores the dangers of 2,4-D and the need for a "much more rigorous regulatory process," the Pesticide Action ...
One of world's most used weedkillers 'possibly' causes cancer, World Health ...The Independent

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