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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 insure 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

Press Releases


The prestigious United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its latest report...
Late yesterday, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation announced new restrictions on...
In a review paper to be published next month in the peer-reviewed journal The Lancet Neurology,...
Just days after the industrial agriculture-backed Alliance for Food and Farming launched a new...
Yesterday, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) released a report outlining their plans to...

In the News


When Tyrone Hayes first discovered that atrazine, one of the most widely used herbicides changed some of his frogs from male to female, he was shocked and worried about the effects that this chemical might have on people. What followed was a...

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 10:30

El grupo busca que se elimine el uso de un pesticida alegando que esto afecta su salud.

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Monday, March 17, 2014 - 16:36
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The pathbreaking CHAMACOS study has detected developmental problems in children born to mothers who toiled in California’s treated fields—but will anything change?

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 16:28
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PAN Newsletters & Magazine

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
This fall, you, PAN and our movement stood up to the world’s largest pesticide and genetically engineered (GE) seed corporations. Their political clout is faltering, and their grip on our food system is weaker today because we’ve faced them together at the ballot box, in legislative bodies and in court to demand a fair, green and sustainable food system. Download PDF» Read more
Five of the world’s six largest GE seed and pesticide corporations—BASF, Dow, DuPont, Monsanto and Syngenta—are using prime farmland on the Hawai’ian islands to test new GE crops. Their experimental plots are displacing smaller farmers and driving up the use of health harming pesticides.   Download PDF» Read more


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
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
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

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
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
Agroecology provides a robust set of solutions to the environmental and economic pressures and crises facing American agriculture in the 21st century.   Read more

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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
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
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