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Jan 21, 2021

Pesticide use in California remains at record high, new data show

Pesticide use is significantly higher in majority Latinx counties For Immediate Release: January 21, 2021 Sacramento: Agricultural pesticide use in California remains at a near-record high, according...

Dec 23, 2020

Farmers, Conservation Groups Challenge EPA's Unlawful Re-approval of Dangerous, Drift-Prone Dicamba Pesticide

For immediate release: December 21, 2020 Dicamba Drift Has Damaged Soybeans, Orchards, Trees, Gardens On a Scale Never Before Seen in History of U.S. Agriculture SAN FRANCISCO—Four public interest...

Dec 9, 2020

New study reveals dramatic rise in global pesticide poisonings

Worldwide poisonings up from 25 million in 1990 to 385 million today   For immediate release: December 9, 2020 (French and Spanish releases linked below) In a new comprehensive study, scientists...

Nov 19, 2020

Global Outrage at FAO Plans to Partner with Pesticide Industry

Hundreds of civil society and Indigenous Peoples organizations call on the UN agency to renounce planned alliance with CropLife International For Immediate Release: November 19, 2020 Rome - Today 352...

Nov 2, 2020

Lawsuit Challenges EPA Reapproval of Endocrine-Disrupting Pesticide Atrazine

For Immediate Release: October 30, 2020 Agency Slashes Protections for Children, Waterways WASHINGTON, D.C.—Public-interest groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today over its...

Jul 8, 2020

Food, farm, and environmental groups deliver over 33,000 signatures opposing new GE maize

WASHINGTON, DC — At 11:59 PM ET on Tuesday, July 7th, the US Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) closed public comment regarding Monsanto Company’s...

Jun 4, 2020

Federal Court Holds Monsanto's Dicamba Pesticide Unlawful, Citing Unprecedented Drift Damage to Millions of Acres

Trump Administration's approval to spray dicamba on soy and cotton rejected by Court San Francisco, CA – Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of farmers and...

May 8, 2020

“Every home is a school”: State orders counties to protect children learning at home from pesticide exposure

For Immediate Release: May 8, 2020 Sacramento: Counties should use their full authority to guarantee the same protections from pesticide exposure at home that are already legally required for schools...

Apr 28, 2020

Walz Executive Order Puts Communities At Risk

Organizations oppose Governor’s order to relax restrictions on recreational activities For immediate release: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Today, a group of tribal and nonprofit organizations across...

Mar 23, 2020

Groups Sue EPA Over Another Approval of Glyphosate, Citing Dangers to Humans, Bees and Butterflies

March 23, 2020, SAN FRANCISCO – The Natural Resources Defense Council and Pesticide Action Network North America on Friday, March 20 filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection...

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