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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...

Dec 20, 2019

Citizen Groups and State Reach Agreement to Address Ongoing Contamination of Kauaʻi’s Shores

State Commits to Robust Water Quality Monitoring Program to Inform Forthcoming Clean Water Act Permit FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 18, 2019 Honolulu, HI — Community groups Na Kia‘i Kai,...

Dec 6, 2019

A victory for future generations: European governments ban brain-harming pesticides chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl

December 6, 2019, Brussels – Representatives from the European Member States in the EU Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCOPAFF) today voted to ban the neurotoxic pesticides chlorpyrifos...

Oct 22, 2019

Agreement Forces EPA to Assess Harms to Protected Species From Eight Pesticides

For Immediate Release: October 22, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO — A federal district court entered an order today that commits the Environmental Protection Agency to assess the risks that eight of the nation’s...

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