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Nanny State of the Week: Pesticide regulation full of bugs - Watchdog.org

Feb 27, 2017

Watchdog.org

Nanny State of the Week: Pesticide regulation full of bugs
Watchdog.org
New pesticide regulations that have gone into effect in California may have been pushed through illegally, a result of overeager nannies who wanted to get the rules in place without the proper procedure because the public outcry would have defeated them.

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Message to John Beddington and the Oxford Martin Commission: A System of Food and Agriculture Should Serve the ... - RINF Alternative News

Feb 26, 2017

Message to John Beddington and the Oxford Martin Commission: A System of Food and Agriculture Should Serve the ...
RINF Alternative News
The Pesticide Action Network just last week released a statement saying that Europeans are consuming dozens of pesticides on a daily basis and that there has been 12 years of inaction and failure in the EU's attempts to reduce pesticide levels in food.

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A System of Food and Agriculture Should Serve the Public, Not Corporate Interests - Center for Research on Globalization

Feb 25, 2017

Center for Research on Globalization

A System of Food and Agriculture Should Serve the Public, Not Corporate Interests
Center for Research on Globalization
The Pesticide Action Network just last week released a statement saying that Europeans are consuming dozens of pesticides on a daily basis and that there has been 12 years of inaction and failure in the EU's attempts to reduce pesticide levels in food.

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Why the People Who Grow Your Food Are Worried About Scott Pruitt - YES! Magazine

Feb 23, 2017

YES! Magazine

Why the People Who Grow Your Food Are Worried About Scott Pruitt
YES! Magazine
Margaret Reeves, senior scientist with the Pesticide Action Network, says her group worked on the issue for 15 years before the standards were changed. The new rules included language prohibiting farmworkers under the age of 18 from handling pesticides ...

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Campaigners launch fresh attack on pesticide mixtures in EU food - FoodNavigator.com

Feb 23, 2017

Campaigners launch fresh attack on pesticide mixtures in EU food
FoodNavigator.com
Europeans are consuming dozens of pesticides on a daily basis, say the Pesticide Action Network (PAN), who today marked 12 years of 'inaction and failure' in the EU's attempts to reduce pesticide levels in food.

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Researchers Find Pesticide Spills, Accidents May Alter Farmworkers' DNA - Truth-Out

Feb 22, 2017

Researchers Find Pesticide Spills, Accidents May Alter Farmworkers' DNA
Truth-Out
The new administration is a "big setback," said Emily Marquez, a staff scientist at the Pesticide Action Network. "We have to make sure we're sticking up for people threatened by any policies that might affect people like pesticide applicators, or ...

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Effects of Conventional and Organic Agricultural Techniques on Soil Ecology - Inquiries Journal

Feb 21, 2017

Effects of Conventional and Organic Agricultural Techniques on Soil Ecology
Inquiries Journal
The Pesticide Action Network (2014) has a list of more than 375,000 current and historical chemical pesticides registered in the United States alone. As a result, upon studying literature reviews of the effects of pesticides, there is a lack of ...

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Israeli use of illegal toxic pesticides in settlements 'human rights violation' - Ma'an News Agency (press release)

Feb 21, 2017

Israeli use of illegal toxic pesticides in settlements 'human rights violation'
Ma'an News Agency (press release)
A joint fact-finding mission announced Monday by the Amman-based Arab Group for the Protection of Nature (APN) and the PAN Asia Pacific (PANAP) -- a regional branch of the Pesticide Action Network, revealed that highly toxic pesticides that are banned ...

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Israeli Illegal Pesticides Poison Occupied West Bank - Environment News Service

Feb 21, 2017

Environment News Service

Israeli Illegal Pesticides Poison Occupied West Bank
Environment News Service
AMMAN, Jordan, February 20, 2017 (ENS) – The illegal trade and the manufacture and use of toxic pesticides in Israeli illegal settlements, result in human rights violations and contribute to the food insecurity in the Occupied West Bank, an ...

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Herbicides Market Worth 39.15 Billion USD by 2022 - Yahoo Finance

Feb 21, 2017

Herbicides Market Worth 39.15 Billion USD by 2022
Yahoo Finance
The Pesticide Action Network (South America) handles regulatory control in the region. T Herbicide products can be registered with minimum resistance from other regulatory agencies in the South American region. This report includes a study of ...

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Herbicides Market Worth 39.15 Billion USD by 2022 - MarketWatch

Feb 21, 2017

Herbicides Market Worth 39.15 Billion USD by 2022
MarketWatch
The Pesticide Action Network (South America) handles regulatory control in the region. T Herbicide products can be registered with minimum resistance from other regulatory agencies in the South American region. This report includes a study of ...

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Bill seeks to end 'duplicative' pesticide permits - Capital Press

Feb 18, 2017

Capital Press

Bill seeks to end 'duplicative' pesticide permits
Capital Press
Kristin Schafer, program director with the Pesticide Action Network's California office, argues NPDES permits provide transparency by establishing a record of pesticide use. A fish kill, for example, could be traced to an upstream pesticide application ...

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Food and farm groups urge AG Sessions to oppose agricultural mega-mergers - AG Week

Feb 17, 2017

AG Week

Food and farm groups urge AG Sessions to oppose agricultural mega-mergers
AG Week
... the biological diversity and ecological resilience critical to addressing local and global food needs," said farmer Denise O'Brien, founder of Women's Food and Agriculture Network and Pesticide Action Network (PAN) North America board vice-president.

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Researchers find pesticide spills, accidents may alter farmworkers' DNA - Environmental Health News

Feb 16, 2017

Researchers find pesticide spills, accidents may alter farmworkers' DNA
Environmental Health News
The new administration is a “big setback,” said Emily Marquez, a staff scientist at the Pesticide Action Network. “We have to make sure we're sticking up for people threatened by any policies that might affect people like pesticide applicators, or ...

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Emergency clause lets European countries beat bee pesticide ban - New Scientist

Feb 15, 2017

New Scientist

Emergency clause lets European countries beat bee pesticide ban
New Scientist
About half of the European Union's member states have made use of this emergency clause, and in most cases the applications have provided little or no evidence in justification, say Bee Life, ClientEarth and Pesticide Action Network Europe, who ...

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Italy urged to follow through with ban on glyphosate co-formulant - EurActiv

Feb 14, 2017

EurActiv

Italy urged to follow through with ban on glyphosate co-formulant
EurActiv
The Safe Food Advocacy Europe (SAFE) organisation together with the Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe and its Italian branch last week sent a formal notice to the Italian Ministry of Health demanding the withdrawal of authorisation of glyphosate ...

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Groups call for investigation of ag chem companies - American Agriculturist

Feb 14, 2017

Groups call for investigation of ag chem companies
American Agriculturist
... the biological diversity and ecological resilience critical to addressing local and global food needs," said farmer Denise O'Brien, founder of Women's Food and Agriculture Network and Pesticide Action Network (PAN) North America board vice-president.

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Over 300 Food and Farm Groups Urge Jeff Sessions to Oppose Agricultural Mega-Mergers - Common Dreams

Feb 13, 2017

Over 300 Food and Farm Groups Urge Jeff Sessions to Oppose Agricultural Mega-Mergers
Common Dreams
... the biological diversity and ecological resilience critical to addressing local and global food needs," said farmer Denise O'Brien, founder of Women's Food and Agriculture Network and Pesticide Action Network (PAN) North America board vice-president.

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Over 300 Food And Farm Groups Urge Jeff Sessions To Oppose Monsanto Mega-Mergers - ValueWalk

Feb 13, 2017

Over 300 Food And Farm Groups Urge Jeff Sessions To Oppose Monsanto Mega-Mergers
ValueWalk
... the biological diversity and ecological resilience critical to addressing local and global food needs,” said farmer Denise O'Brien, founder of Women's Food and Agriculture Network and Pesticide Action Network (PAN) North America board vice-president.

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Enviros Terrified Trump Will Stop EPA From Banning Pesticide It Says Is Harmless - Daily Caller

Feb 10, 2017

Enviros Terrified Trump Will Stop EPA From Banning Pesticide It Says Is Harmless
Daily Caller
The Natural Resources Defense Council and Pesticide Action Network North America, filed a federal lawsuit seeking a national ban on chlorpyrifos over theoretical risks of drinking water contamination and alleged contamination of food by the pesticide.

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