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Policies that Work

Food policy that works

From community pushback of corporate control to a rekindled conversation about national food policy, some very real, hopeful shifts are in motion when it comes to pesticide policy.

The most interesting changes are bubbling at the local and state level, where we see communities winning key battles — in the face of mountains of corporate cash. From the island county of Kaui'i to Takoma Park, Maryland, local officials are putting ordinances on the books to protect families from health-harming pesticides. And in statehouses across the country, policymakers are taking action on pesticides to protect bees, children's health and farmer livelihoods.

Policy progress at all of these levels moves us ever closer to a healthy, thriving future for food and farming.

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Our current use of over a billion pounds of pesticides every year puts children, farmworkers and communities in harm’s way. This system is broken.


From bee-friendly farming to protecting children from pesticide drift to GMO labeling, statehouses are stepping up for a healthier food system.


When it comes to pesticide policy, preemption is a key hurdle to progress in communities across the country.

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Paul Towers's picture

Chalk up another win for the little guy.

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Kristin Schafer's picture

Before we move fully into the busy end-of-year season, it seems useful to take a moment to step back, take a breath and take stock of where we landed after the mid-term elections. Some

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Pesticide Action Network's picture

In Oregon, Hawai'i, California and beyond, we saw organized communities stand up to corporate money this election season. And despite record-breaking industry spending, community advocates made

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