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PAN Newsletter Winter 2015

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In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama signaled his renewed commitment to push free trade agreements through Congress. But civil society organizations across the world are speaking out louder than ever in firm opposition to the secretive negotiations of the two global trade agreements now on the table: the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).


PAN Newsletter, Fall 2014

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On June 5, 2014, Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific, partnering with PAN North America, launched a global campaign to phase out 20 highly hazardous pesticides particularly dangerous to children.

The Terrible Twenty are linked to cancers, brain damage, birth defects and asthma, among others. The campaign will target policy makers in strategic Asian countries and North America with a call for a permanent moratorium on use of the Terrible Twenty and support for introducing agroecological farming.

PAN Newsletter, Winter 2014

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Let’s have a public debate about the Trans Pacific Partnership. If you’re like me, you’ve known for a while that the U.S. is negotiating a new pact called the Trans Pacific Partnership, the TPP, but you haven’t taken the time to figure out exactly why it matters. I don’t blame us — the corporations and governments negotiating the deal don’t want our opinions slowing down their shiny new “free trade” vehicle. Ditto for a companion treaty with Europe, the Trans Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) also to be completed in 2014.


Toolkit: Protecting Honey Bees

Bees are in trouble. In the U.S., they’ve been dying off at alarming rates since 2006 and beekeepers continue to report staggering annual losses.

While policymakers remain resolutely stuck — and have yet to take swift action to address the known causes of bee die-offs — home gardeners, backyard beekeepers and concerned individuals across the country have been stepping up to protect our favorite pollinators.

View this toolkit for simple tips and actions to help protect honey bees from harmful pesticides and keep the pressure on policymakers.