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Little interest in buffer zones, new pesticide application rules in Iowa - Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

PAN in the News - Jun 11, 2018

Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Little interest in buffer zones, new pesticide application rules in Iowa
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
“The reality is that chemicals can be moving more than that quarter mile and into buildings where people and especially children are very vulnerable to that exposure,” said Kristin Schafer, executive director at the Pesticide Action Network, a Berkeley ...

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The Daily Democrat Bulletin Board of Coming Events - Daily Democrat

Honey Bee Haven news - Jun 8, 2018

The Daily Democrat Bulletin Board of Coming Events
Daily Democrat
Sunday, June 23: 11 a.m. The UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology will hold a National Pollinator Week Open House at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. Activities include learning how to catch and observe bees up close, see honey ...

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The Daily Democrat Bulletin Board of Coming Events - Daily Democrat

Honey Bee Haven news - Jun 8, 2018

The Daily Democrat Bulletin Board of Coming Events
Daily Democrat
Sunday, June 23: 11 a.m. The UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology will hold a National Pollinator Week Open House at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. Activities include learning how to catch and observe bees up close, see honey ...

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Say Hello to Big Seed - Sierra Magazine

PAN in the News - Jun 8, 2018

Sierra Magazine

Say Hello to Big Seed
Sierra Magazine
For pesticide use: Paul Towers, organizing director and policy advocate for the Pesticide Action Network, says agri-chemical mergers also tend to lead to increased pesticide use. “These companies' entire motivation is to sell as many seeds and as many ...

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Indonesia strengthens laws against biopirates - The Business Times

PAN in the News - Jun 7, 2018

The Business Times

Indonesia strengthens laws against biopirates
The Business Times
"This biopiracy by Shiseido means they've stolen what belonged to our traditional healers, stolen our farmers knowledge, their seeds and systems," explains Riza Tjahjadi, chairman of the Pesticide Action Network. The former Indonesian State Minister of ...

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Africa: Engineering Seeds and Digging Into Global Markets - AllAfrica.com

PAN in the News - Jun 7, 2018

Africa: Engineering Seeds and Digging Into Global Markets
AllAfrica.com
... Organization for Competitive Markets, Our Family Farms, Pesticide Action Network North America, Practical Farmers of Iowa, Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America, Rural Coalition, Rural Vermont, Sustainable Food Center ...

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New pesticide regulations attract little backing among Iowa legislators - DesMoinesRegister.com

PAN in the News - Jun 5, 2018

DesMoinesRegister.com

New pesticide regulations attract little backing among Iowa legislators
DesMoinesRegister.com
“Notification on spraying is a critically important piece of the program from our perspective,” Kristin Schafer, executive director at the Pesticide Action Network, said. “If people aren't aware that spraying is occurring, they aren't able to protect ...

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Most Iowa public schools are in range of potential pesticide spray drift, study shows - DesMoinesRegister.com

PAN in the News - Jun 5, 2018

DesMoinesRegister.com

Most Iowa public schools are in range of potential pesticide spray drift, study shows
DesMoinesRegister.com
More than 680 million pounds of pesticides are applied to U.S. agricultural fields each year, according to a report by the Pesticide Action Network, a Berkeley, California-based organization seeking limits to pesticide use. The National Academy of ...

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Safe to eat? Certainly not for kids! - Scoop.co.nz

PAN in the News - Jun 4, 2018

Safe to eat? Certainly not for kids!
Scoop.co.nz
... and parents can lessen pesticide intake in their children by giving them organic food,” said Dr Meriel Watts of Pesticide Action Network Aotearoa New Zealand. “Nobody actually has any real understanding of the effect of 26 different pesticides ...

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Large number of Iowa public schools in range of potential pesticide spray drift - Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

PAN in the News - Jun 3, 2018

Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Large number of Iowa public schools in range of potential pesticide spray drift
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
More than 680 million pounds of pesticides are applied to U.S. agricultural fields each year, according to a report by the Pesticide Action Network, a Berkeley, California-based organization seeking limits to pesticide use. The National Academy of ...

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Large number of Iowa public schools in range of potential pesticide spray drift - Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

PAN in the News - Jun 3, 2018

Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Large number of Iowa public schools in range of potential pesticide spray drift
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
More than 680 million pounds of pesticides are applied to U.S. agricultural fields each year, according to a report by the Pesticide Action Network, a Berkeley, California-based organization seeking limits to pesticide use. The National Academy of ...

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Deforestation Found to Cause Malaria to Spread, in the Face of Harmful and Ineffective Mosquito Insecticide Use - Beyond Pesticides (press release) (blog)

PAN in the News - May 30, 2018

Beyond Pesticides (press release) (blog)

Deforestation Found to Cause Malaria to Spread, in the Face of Harmful and Ineffective Mosquito Insecticide Use
Beyond Pesticides (press release) (blog)
Today, DDT resistance is widespread in Anopheles mosquitoes. As the Pesticide Action Network North America notes, “Of the 73 countries that provided monitoring data to WHO [the U.N.'s World Health Organization] from 2010 onward, 60 countries reported ...

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Paraquat should not be used, there are numerous effective alternatives - Stabroek News

PAN in the News - May 23, 2018

Paraquat should not be used, there are numerous effective alternatives
Stabroek News
According to the Pesticide Action Network, “Paraquat is the most highly acutely toxic herbicide to be marketed over the last 60 years”. As well, there are 22 different species of weeds in 13 countries that have become resistant to paraquat, which ...

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State Agency Criticized for Failing to Protect Highest At-Risk Communities - Beyond Pesticides (press release) (blog)

PAN in the News - May 23, 2018

State Agency Criticized for Failing to Protect Highest At-Risk Communities
Beyond Pesticides (press release) (blog)
According to Pesticide Action Network (PAN), the greatest burden continues to be borne by the San Joaquin Valley, with half (106 million pounds) used in just five counties – Fresno, Kern, Tulare, San Joaquin and Madera. Among the top five most heavily ...

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