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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

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For Immediate Release: September 23, 2014 Contact: Paul Towers, PAN, 916-216-1082 Sacramento, CA...
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For Immediate Release: August 25, 2014 Contact: Paul Towers, PAN, 916-216-1082 Earlier today, a...
For Immediate Release: August 21, 2014 Contact: Lex Horan, lex@panna.org, 651.245.1733 St. Paul, MN...

In the News

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Use of all pesticides containing the active ingredient chlorpyrifos would be restricted under regulations being proposed by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.

This would mean only trained, licensed professionals who have a...

Sep 29, 2014
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday gave final approval to new genetically modified corn and soybeans developed by Dow AgroSciences that, while heavily criticized by environmentalists and some farmers, are portrayed by Dow as an...

Sep 23, 2014
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More than four years ago, environmental groups asked a federal court to order the Environmental Protection Agency to decide whether to ban a widely used pesticide that scientists have linked to illnesses in children. They settled the case in...

Sep 15, 2014
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Publications

PAN Newsletters & Magazine

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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
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Finally, there’s movement to strengthen U.S. rules—notoriously weak and difficult to enforce— that protect farmworkers and their families. Meanwhile, farmworkers, growers, retailers and allies are launching a ground-breaking initiative modeling how to work together to grow food safely, fairly and profitably. Download PDF »   Read more
Newsletter
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”... 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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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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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... Read more
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Agroecology provides a robust set of solutions to the environmental and economic pressures and crises facing American agriculture in the 21st century.   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