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Dec 4, 2017

On International Day of No Pesticide Use, PAN International Urges Move Towards Agroecology

December 3, 2017 December 3 is the anniversary of the worst peacetime chemical disaster in history. Twenty-seven tons of lethal gases leaked from Union Carbide’s pesticide factory in Bhopal, India on...

Nov 29, 2017

California officially lists chlorpyrifos as brain-harming pesticide

For Immediate Release: November 29, 2017 Sacramento, CA - Earlier today, one of California’s leading independent scientific bodies unanimously declared that the insecticide chlorpyrifos is a...

Nov 14, 2017

1 million+ Consumers Call on DOJ to Block Bayer-Monsanto Merger

New reports reveal devastating impacts on consumers and farmers For Immediate Release: November 14, 2017 Washington, D.C. — Over 1 million petition signatures were delivered today by farming,...

Nov 7, 2017

New Rule Puts Limits on Pesticide Use Near Schools

First-ever statewide school buffer zone hailed as a step forward but more is needed, advocates caution For Immediate Release: November 7, 2017 Sacramento, CA – A new rule announced today designed...

Oct 9, 2017

Farmer Equity Act recognizes racial discrimination, enables state to identify barriers & provide much-needed support to farmers

“Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers” play an increasingly important role in food & farming system For Immediate Release: October 9, 2017 Sacramento, California – Earlier today, Governor...

Oct 2, 2017

Farmworker groups & thousands of Californians demand rapid and rigorous review of brain-harming pesticide

Legislators, health professionals and California residents urge speedy action on chlorpyrifos, pesticide found in air and on food For Immediate Release: October 2, 2017 Sacramento, CA — An...

Sep 20, 2017

Court of Appeal Rejects California's Approval of Bee-Killing Pesticides

Ends State’s Practice of Rubber-Stamping New Uses for Neonicotinoids San Francisco, CA — The First District California Court of Appeal issued an opinion Tuesday in a lawsuit challenging a California...

Sep 15, 2017

Time to hit ‘pause button’ on brain- harming pesticide, farmworker communities say

Time to hit ‘pause button’ on brain-harming pesticide, farmworker communities say For Immediate Release: September 15, 2017 Sacramento, CA — Six months after the new chief of Environmental Protection...

Sep 1, 2017

Farmers & Farm Organizations Urge EPA & USDA to Address Threat from Dicamba Pesticide Drift

Farmers Challenge Monsanto CEO’s Definition of “Success” For Immediate Release: September 5, 2017 Washington, DC – As members of Congress return to Capitol Hill today, 85 farm and farmer support...

Aug 17, 2017

Air testing shows unsafe levels of brain-harming pesticide in Kern County

Chlorpyrifos found in air more than 18 times higher than EPA level of concern Shafter, CA – Chlorpyrifos, a neurotoxic pesticide linked to IQ loss and autism, has been found in the air in Kern County...

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