One week ago, George Floyd was killed by a police officer on the streets of Minneapolis. Here at PAN, we are outraged by the senseless murder of this unarmed Black man, and also by the brutal killings of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery — and so many others.
Earlier this month, the Government of India proposed to phase out 27 pesticides that have already been banned in one or more other countries. PAN India announced strong support for the proposed bans, which reflect many years of persistent advocacy on the part of PAN and partner groups in India.
The idyllic picture of the traditional farm in the United States often features the sun coming up over a big red barn.
Dismantling systemic racism is central component of our work to create healthy, just food and farming systems.
For years, we’ve seen how the pesticide industry works the system to keep their products on the market. But under this administration? It’s beyond the pale.
It’s not news to anyone that giant corporations like Monsanto and Dow (now Bayer and Corteva) invest billions to influence politicians and buddy up with regulators. Or that they send teams of slick experts to international arenas to get a seat at these high-level policy tables.
Unfortunately, you’re about to become familiar with yet another harmful pesticide that has been quietly approved by EPA while the country is otherwise distracted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Isoxaflutole is here, and it’s bad.
Minnesota’s Governor Tim Walz’s stay-at-home order, enacted to protect the health of the state’s population during the COVID-19 pandemic, is currently set to be lifted on May 18th.
I was recently asked what motivates us to raise poultry and grow fruits and vegetables on our small, family farm in Iowa. Aside from our love for growing green things and caring for animals, I realized that my answer could be boiled down to the simple idea that we care about the well-being of the people in our communities and the environment that surrounds us.
Burkina Faso, a landlocked country in West Africa, is classified by the World Food Programme as a food-deficit state, where frequent and prolonged droughts leave soils dry, hard, and difficult to cultivate.