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Mar 22, 2018

Judge: EPA wrong in quietly delaying protections from most toxic pesticides

Victory: Ruling protects public, workers, from pesticide poisoning For Immediate Release: March 22, 2018 Washington, D.C. — In a major win for farmworker and health groups, the U.S. District Court...

Mar 14, 2018

Global Network Releases Updated List of Highly Hazardous Pesticides

Stockholm, March 15, 2018 Pesticide Action Network (PAN) International released an updated version of its List of Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) to coincide with a key meeting in Stockholm of the...

Mar 7, 2018

Poll: Farmers Overwhelmingly Oppose Bayer Monsanto Merger

Farmers’ concerns illustrate why merger should be blocked; milder remedies unlikely to work For Immediate Release: Thursday, March 8, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. – An overwhelming majority of surveyed...

Feb 12, 2018

Farmers, Conservationists Challenge Trump’s EPA, Monsanto Over Crop-Damaging Pesticide

EPA Unlawfully Approved Monsanto’s XtendiMax Weed-Killer, Ignoring Warnings of Rampant Drift, Destroying Crops on Millions of Acres in Devastating 2017 Farm Season With More to Come Evidence Shows...

Jan 16, 2018

55 California Legislators Score 100% on Food & Farm Scorecard

Annual Report Again Gives California Elected Officials Credit For Incremental Gains, But Sees That Food And Farming Remain An “Indefensibly Low Priority” For Policy Makers For Immediate Release:...

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...