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Sep 29, 2015

Agroecology works. New book highlights success stories around the world.

Agroecological practices can increase farm productivity and food security, improve rural livelihoods and adaption to climate change, and reduce the environmental impacts of agriculture. FOR...

Sep 28, 2015

Farmworker and environmental health advocates applaud strengthened Worker Protection Standard

Farmworker, labor, and environmental health advocates praise EPA for much needed protections FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 29, 2015 Press contacts: Linda Wells, Pesticide Action Network - (563)...

Aug 24, 2015

State maintains loophole for cancer-causing pesticides

As kids head back to school, DPR director attempts to downplay risks of fumigant pesticide 1,3-D (Telone) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2015 Press contact: Paul Towers, PAN, (916) 216-1082,...

Aug 10, 2015

9th Circuit demands decision on neurotoxic pesticide

Media Release: August 10, 2015 Contacts: Paul Towers, PAN: 916-216-1082 Kristen Boyles, Earthjustice: 206-930-6660 Veena Singla, NRDC: 415-875-6126 Court cites EPA’s own findings on health dangers...

Aug 7, 2015

Glyphosate Confirmed as a Probable Carcinogen by World Health Organization

Media Release: August 7, 2015 Contact: Paul Towers, organizing and media director, PAN North, cell: +1 916 216 1082 Pesticide Joins International ‘Highly Hazardous List...

Jul 27, 2015

Parents, Teachers and Health Professionals Urge Comprehensive Rules to Protect Schoolchildren from Pesticides

Media Release: July 27, 2015 Contact: Paul Towers, PAN, 916-216-1082, Sacramento, Calif – This Friday, officials at the California Department of Regulation will wrap up the initial...

Jul 1, 2015

After Years of Ignoring Calls to Ban Dangerous Pesticide, EPA Begins to Act on Chlorpyrifos

Communities remain at risk from widespread agricultural use, protections still needed News Release: July 1, 2015 Contact: Paul Towers, PANNA, (916) 216-1082 Kari Birdseye, Earthjustice, (415) 217-...

Jul 1, 2015

State officials fail to take meaningful action on brain-harming pesticide

After a decade of delay, both federal and state officials acknowledge the dangers of chlorpyrifos, but neither has taken action to provide necessary protections for California communities FOR...

Jul 1, 2015

Environmental, Farmer, and Consumer Groups Demand Higher Standards for Genetically Engineered (GE) Crop Regulations

For Immediate Release: June 22, 2015 Contacts: Paul Towers, Pesticide Action Network, 916-216-1082, Abigail Seiler, Center for Food Safety, 202-547-9359, aseiler@...

Jul 1, 2015

Report: Pesticides and other contaminants harm children, costing California billions

For Immediate Release: June 16, 2015 Contacts: Paul Towers, Pesticide Action Network, 916-216-1082, Anne Katten, California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation 916-446-1765, akatten...