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Jan 6, 2016

Beekeepers, Farmers, and Public Interest Groups Sue EPA over Failed Oversight of Neonicotinoid-coated Seeds

Widespread and unregulated use of insecticide threatens bees, birds, livelihoods and ecosystems January 6, 2016 Media contacts: Paul Towers, Pesticide Action Network, 916-216-1082,

Jan 5, 2016

More than 80,000 People Urge EPA to Ban Dangerous Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

Doctors, scientists, farmers, farmworkers and others from across the country ask for long overdue ban of neurotoxic agricultural chemical News Release:  January 5, 2016  Contact: Sara Knight, PAN...

Dec 2, 2015

PAN International Calls on Governments to Phase Out Highly Hazardous Pesticides on No Pesticide Use Day

For Immediate Release: December 3, 2015 December 3rd marks the global No Pesticide Use Day, dedicated to the memory of the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster in India which killed thousands and injured...

Nov 25, 2015

EPA Pulls Registration for Dow’s Enlist Duo Herbicide Citing High Toxicity Levels

Toxic pesticide banned on genetically engineered crops FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 25, 2015 Contact: Paul Towers, Pesticide Action Network, 916-216-1082 Paul Achitoff, Earthjustice, 808-599-...

Nov 17, 2015

Concerned Americans Urge White House to Overhaul GMO Regulations by the Thousands

Over 130,000 people call for more rigorous oversight and labeling For Immediate Release November 16, 2015 Contact: Paul Towers, Pesticide Action Network, 916-216-1082, Abigail...

Nov 2, 2015

Analysis: California's Poorest Counties Hit Hardest by Spraying of Glyphosate

54 Percent of 'Probable Carcinogen' Pesticide Applied in Eight Poorest Counties For Immediate Release, November 2, 2015 Contact:  Paul Towers, PAN, (916) 216-1082, Nathan Donley,...

Oct 30, 2015

EPA Moves to Ban Dangerous Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

News Release: October 30, 2015   Contact: Paul Towers, Pesticide Action Network, 916-216-1082, (link sends e-mail) Kari Birdseye, Earthjustice, (415) 217-2098   Children,...

Oct 26, 2015

Lawsuit Challenging EPA Approval of Harmful Herbicide Advances

October 26th, 2015 Contact: Paul Towers, Pesticide Action Network, 916-216-1082, Abigial Seiler, Center for Food Safety, 202-547-9359, Betsy Lopez-...

Oct 6, 2015

Toxic Taters meets McDonald's all-day breakfast with a message: pesticide effects last a lifetime

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 6, 2015 Contact: Lex Horan, Pesticide Action Network, (651) 245-1733, Amy Mondloch, Toxic Taters Coalition, (218) 850-3629,

Sep 30, 2015

Health professionals join global call for ban of “Highly Hazardous Pesticides”

At global chemicals meeting, pressure mounts to support agroecology as alternative to chemical-intensive farming FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 1, 2015 Press Contact: Linda Wells,, (...