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Kristin Schafer's picture

The real "burden" of pesticide rules

Note: The EPA comment period on the proposal to repeal environmental regulations has closed since the time this blog was published. Reportedly, the 55,000+ responses were full of Americans sharing their experiences of growing up with dirty air and water, and with pleas for the agency not to undo safeguards that could return the country to a more polluted era. Thank you for speaking up!

Kristin Schafer
Linda Wells's picture

Farmers say no to mega-merger steamroll

Of the Big 6 seed and pesticide giants, there are three proposed mergers in the works: Dow with Dupont, Monsanto with Bayer, and Syngenta with ChemChina. Despite opposition from several farmer organizations, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and other anti-trust agencies around the world seem relatively unconcerned with this ever-increasing concentration in the agrichemical industry.

But it’s not over yet — farmers in Iowa and around the country are ramping up their public opposition to the mergers.

Linda Wells
Abou Thiam's picture

Pesticides are not the answer to Malaria

As we honor World Malaria Day, we in the PAN International network stand with communities around the world suffering from the scourge of this disease. At PAN Africa, we also continue our community work to share better information about environmental strategies for mosquito control — with great progress in communities near Dakar, Senegal, where we've been working since 2012.

Abou Thiam
Marcia Ishii-Eiteman's picture

Marching for science by & for the people

This Saturday, Pesticide Action Network will be in the streets of San Francisco, marching for science. We march because we believe that the freedom and ability to conduct independent science, by and for the people, is critical to our collective ability to create a healthy, just and sustainable world. We march to reclaim science from corrupt corporations and to defend the practice of science from those in power who would use it to oppress vulnerable peoples or who wish to deny the existence or emergence of inconvenient scientific truths.

Marcia Ishii-Eiteman