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Pesticide Action Network (PAN) North America works to replace hazardous pesticide use with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives. As one of five PAN Regional Centers worldwide, we link local and international consumer, labor, health, environment and agriculture groups into an international citizens' action network. This network challenges the global proliferation of pesticides, defends basic rights to health and environmental quality, and works to ensure the transition to a just and viable society.

For media inquiries please contact Paul Towers, Organizing and Media Director: ptowers(at)panna(dot)org, cell: 916.216.1082

Statements

For immediate release: April 22, 2015 Contact: Paul Towers, 916-216-1082 or ptowers@panna.org On...
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State House, Senate take steps to weaken “truth-in-labeling” law passed in 2014 FOR...

In the News

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When Dayane Zuñiga started running for Oxnard High School’s track team a few years ago, she often noticed an odd odor coming from the strawberry fields on her route. A farming community between the beach towns of Santa Barbara and...

Apr 13, 2015
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A group is trying to protect farm workers and farming communities from unsafe pesticides.  Farm workers and political leaders, gathered in Watsonville. They're demand statewide reform on the use of a fumigant pesticide called...

Apr 2, 2015
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The most widely used weed killer on Minnesota farms, glyphosate -- best known as brand name RoundUp -- is under new scrutiny after European officials on Friday named it as a probable cancer-causing agent...

Apr 2, 2015
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Publications

PAN Newsletters & Magazine

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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).     Download PDF » Read more
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Unraveling Corporate Spin Industry spin is going into high gear. But at PAN, we’re keeping public conversation—and the facts—on point.   Download PDF »   Read more
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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... Read more

Reports

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Kids today are sicker than they were a generation ago, and a growing body of scientific evidence points to pesticides as a reason why. From childhood cancers to learning disabilities and asthma, a wide range of childhood diseases and disorders are on the rise. Download A Generation in Jeopardy, PAN's report reviewing dozens of recent scientific studies on the impacts of pesticides on children's health. If you'd like printed copies of the... Read more
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This report presents the results of monitoring for airborne pesticides conducted between June 2006 and August 2009 in central Minnesota. Overall, the results of the study indicate that for several months each summer, central Minnesota residents in potato-growing areas are regularly exposed to low to moderate lovels of the commonly used fungicide chlorothalonil in air. View as PDF » Read more
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Honey Bees and Pesticides: State of the Science, a 22-page report on the factors behind colony collapse disorder (CCD) with a sustained focus on the particular role of pesticides. The report documents evidence that pesticides are a key factor in explaining honey bee declines, both directly and in tandem with two leading co-factors, pathogens and poor nutrition. These studies, in U.S. and in Europe, have shown that small amounts of neonicotinoids—... Read more

Factsheets & Briefs

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Honey bees and pollinators are declining at alarming rates. Since 2006, beekeepers nationwide have reported losing an average of 30% of their bees per year. Minnesota beekeepers lost 54.5% of their colonies in the 2012–2013 season. Scientists increasingly link these pollinator declines with low—level exposure to pesticide cocktails in the environment— especially to a class of systemic insecticides called neonicotinoids.   Download... Read more
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Five of the world’s six largest genetically engineered (GE) seed and pesticide corporations  use Hawai’i to field test new crops and raise parent seeds for markets on the mainland. This trend is on the rise. From 2010 to 2013, the U.S. Department of Agriculture granted over 100 new permits to these corporations for field trials in Hawai’i—more than anywhere else in the country. Download PDF Read more
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Proposition 37 is a straightforward ballot initiative that would require processed food containing genetically engineered (GE) ingredients to be labeled. Californians have a right to make informed choices about the food they eat and how it’s grown. Get the facts on GE food. Download as PDF Read more

Español & Français

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Una generación en peligro: Cómo es que los pesticidas perjudican la inteligencia y la salud de nuestros niños. Los niños de la actualidad están más enfermos que los de la generación anterior. Presenciamos el aumento de una gran variedad de enfermedades y trastornos infantiles, que van desde distintos tipos de cáncer infantil al autismo, los defectos de nacimiento y el asma. Tras analizar las ú... Read more
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Proposition 37 is a straightforward ballot initiative that would require processed food containing genetically engineered (GE) ingredients to be labeled. Californians have a right to make informed choices about the food they eat and how it’s grown. Get the facts on GE food. Download as PDF Read more
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La agroecología entrega un conjunto de soluciones contundentes para las presiones medioambientales y económicas que enfrenta la agricultura estadounidense en el siglo XXI. Read more