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This Pesticide Can Cause Cancer and Harms Insects – Why Is It Being Used and How Can We Stop It? - One Green Planet

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One Green Planet

This Pesticide Can Cause Cancer and Harms Insects – Why Is It Being Used and How Can We Stop It?
One Green Planet
A group of farmers and conservation groups (National Family Farm Coalition, Pesticide Action Network, Center for Food Safety, and Center for Biological Diversity, represented jointly by legal counsel from Earthjustice and Center for Food Safety) filed ...

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Green NGOs blame Monsanto for 'buying science' to save glyphosate - EurActiv

Mar 23, 2017

EurActiv

Green NGOs blame Monsanto for 'buying science' to save glyphosate
EurActiv
According to the Buying Science report published by GLOBAL 2000 (Friends of the Earth Austria member of Pesticide Action Network-PAN) with the support of Avaaz, BUND, Campact, CEO, GMWatch, (PAN) Europe, PAN Germany, and Umweltinstitut ...

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Europe poised for total ban on bee-harming pesticides - The Guardian

Mar 23, 2017

Europe poised for total ban on bee-harming pesticides
The Guardian
“The amount of scientific evidence on the toxicity of these insecticides is so high that there is no way these chemicals should remain on the market,” said Martin Dermine, at Pesticide Action Network Europe, which obtained the leaked proposals and ...

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Sue Hamilton: How to pick plants for the butterflies and bees - Knoxville News Sentinel

Mar 23, 2017

Knoxville News Sentinel

Sue Hamilton: How to pick plants for the butterflies and bees
Knoxville News Sentinel
According to the Pesticide Action Network, one out of every three bites of food is pollinated by bees. So I'm going to do my part this year and grow the choice nectar and foliage plants that will support bee and butterfly life cycles. By including both ...

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Trump's Budget Would Set Food System Progress Back Generations - Civil Eats

Mar 23, 2017

Trump's Budget Would Set Food System Progress Back Generations
Civil Eats
If enacted, these cuts “will have tremendous impacts on farm communities, children in rural communities and farm workers,” said Pesticide Action Network program and policy director Kristen Schafer. Marion Nestle, New York University professor of ...

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Attack of the bee killers - POLITICO.eu

Mar 22, 2017

POLITICO.eu

Attack of the bee killers
POLITICO.eu
The U.K., Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania and Portugal also issued authorizations, according to documents obtained by the nongovernmental organizations Beelife, ClientEarth and Pesticide Action Network (PAN) ...

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EPA Sued for Approving Dow's Deadly Pesticide Combo - EcoWatch

Mar 21, 2017

EcoWatch

EPA Sued for Approving Dow's Deadly Pesticide Combo
EcoWatch
The petitioners bringing the lawsuit are National Family Farm Coalition, Family Farm Defenders, Pesticide Action Network North America, Beyond Pesticides, Center for Food Safety and Center for Biological Diversity, represented jointly by legal counsel ...

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Twice the Toxicity: Farmers, Public Interest Groups Sue EPA for Approving Highly Toxic Enlist Duo - Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Mar 21, 2017

Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Twice the Toxicity: Farmers, Public Interest Groups Sue EPA for Approving Highly Toxic Enlist Duo
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The petitioners bringing the lawsuit are National Family Farm Coalition, Family Farm Defenders, Pesticide Action Network North America, Beyond Pesticides, Center for Food Safety and the Center for Biological Diversity, represented jointly by legal ...

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Pesticide Action Week: Agroecology Protects Biodiversity - Slow food

Mar 20, 2017

Slow food

Pesticide Action Week: Agroecology Protects Biodiversity
Slow food
Along with other organizations, Slow Food is participating in the international Pesticide Action Week, organized by the Pesticide Action Network (PAN): Starting from today, local events, film screenings, conferences, seminars and markets will seek to ...

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California regulators weaken proposed rules for pesticide use near schools - Bay Area Indymedia

Mar 17, 2017

California regulators weaken proposed rules for pesticide use near schools
Bay Area Indymedia
Headquartered in California, Pesticide Action Network (PAN) North America is one of five regional centers worldwide that represents a coalition of 600 public interest organizations in more than 90 countries. PAN challenges the global proliferation of ...

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State revises ag pesticide use rules - Porterville Recorder

Mar 17, 2017

Santa Rosa Press Democrat

State revises ag pesticide use rules
Porterville Recorder
Bruce Blodgett, executive director of the San Joaquin Farm Bureau agreed, saying that farmers were mindful of schools and don't spray when it could harm children. Some advocated for a stricter regulation. The Pesticide Action Network said pesticides ...
Proposed rule for pesticide spraying near schools revised by state agencySanta Rosa Press Democrat
Proposed rules for pesticide use near schools dilutedKCBX

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Proposed rule for pesticide spraying near schools revised by state agency - Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Mar 16, 2017

Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Proposed rule for pesticide spraying near schools revised by state agency
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
... of pesticides than adults, and drift can linger much longer after it is sprayed. “We don't think part-time protections are going to do well with our children,” said Medha Chandra, international campaign coordinator at Pesticide Action Network North ...

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The lab rats of Lanark County - Millstone News

Mar 16, 2017

Millstone News

The lab rats of Lanark County
Millstone News
Despite Pesticide Action Network's conclusion that “evidence linking pesticide exposure to increased risk of leukemia and brain tumours continues to mount, with increased 'meta-analysis' studies pointing to higher risks among children in rural ...

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California's revised draft rule on pesticide use near schools is a bit softer - Los Angeles Times

Mar 16, 2017

Los Angeles Times

California's revised draft rule on pesticide use near schools is a bit softer
Los Angeles Times
Paul Towers, spokesman for environmental advocacy group Pesticide Action Network North America, said in an email that the proposed rule provides only “part-time protections” to students and that it does not provide “meaningful notification about when ...

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Minnesota lawmakers block state from regulating insecticides - Crookston Daily Times

Mar 15, 2017

Minnesota lawmakers block state from regulating insecticides
Crookston Daily Times
Paul Anderson says the agricultural community is concerned because the insecticide is necessary for raising corn. Pesticide Action Network organizer Lex Horan calls the decision to remove that authority disappointing. He says inaction means the ...

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Attempt rejected to regulate seeds that can harm pollinators - Albert Lea Tribune

Mar 15, 2017

Albert Lea Tribune

Attempt rejected to regulate seeds that can harm pollinators
Albert Lea Tribune
Environmental groups, beekeepers and some farmers supported the treated seed legislation. Pesticide Action Network organizer Lex Horan called it a missed opportunity to help pollinators. “Seed treatments are the most common use of neonicotinoids in our ...
Lawmakers reject attempt to regulate seeds that can harm pollinatorsMinnesota Public Radio News
MN lawmakers block state from regulating insecticidesKFGO

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Around the state: Lawmakers block state from regulating insecticides - Post-Bulletin

Mar 15, 2017

Post-Bulletin

Around the state: Lawmakers block state from regulating insecticides
Post-Bulletin
Pesticide Action Network organizer Lex Horan called the decision to remove that authority disappointing. He said inaction means the pollinator decline will continue to worsen. Burglar sentenced for hitting theatergoers' homes. MINNEAPOLIS — A judge ...

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Lawmakers block state from regulating insecticides - Wahpeton Daily News

Mar 15, 2017

Lawmakers block state from regulating insecticides
Wahpeton Daily News
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers have stripped out legislation meant to help reduce the use of insecticides harmful to bees. The fight over neonicotinoid insecticide has become a major environmental effort as bee populations decline in ...

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European Chemicals Agency rules glyphosate is non-carcinogenic - FG Insight

Mar 15, 2017

European Chemicals Agency rules glyphosate is non-carcinogenic
FG Insight
A group of environmental charities, including Greenpeace and the Pesticide Action Network, have attempted to bring the ECHA's ruling into disrepute by claiming certain members of the risk assessment committee who made the decision have conflicts of ...

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Lawmakers block MN from regulating bee-harming insecticides - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Mar 14, 2017

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Lawmakers block MN from regulating bee-harming insecticides
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
Paul Anderson said the agricultural community is concerned because the insecticide is necessary for raising corn. Pesticide Action Network organizer Lex Horan called the decision to remove that authority disappointing. He said inaction means the ...
Lawmakers Block State From Regulating Insecticides | Minnesota ...U.S. News & World Report
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