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Feb 21, 2017

Over 300 food and farm groups Urge Jeff Sessions to oppose agricultural mega-mergers

Call on new DOJ leader to put farmer, consumer, worker interests above corporations (Washington, D.C.)— More than 300 farming, beekeeping, farmworker, religious, food safety, and conservation...

Feb 9, 2017

Minnesota legislature takes up bill to create “pollinator account”

St. Paul, MN— Legislative language to create an account for the protection of Minnesota’s pollinators was proposed in the omnibus agriculture finance bill, (HF 895/SF 780) introduced today to...

Jan 30, 2017

Department of Pesticide Regulation sued over “underground regulation” of cancer-causing fumigant

Department failed to provide public comment period and violated state law by ignoring recommendations of state scientists in developing rules for Telone Oakland, California – Attorneys representing a...

Jan 23, 2017

Public interest groups, farmers file lawsuit challenging Monsanto’s toxic pesticides

For Immediate Release: January 23, 2017 Illegal approval of dicamba use on engineered crops will harm farmers, environment WASHINGTON—Farmers and conservation groups filed a federal lawsuit on...

Dec 19, 2016

Global Network Releases Updated List of Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs)

Activists around the world call for action on health-harming chemicals Today Pesticide Action Network (PAN) International released an updated List of Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs). The expanded...

Dec 8, 2016

Central Valley residents urge state officials to protect schoolkids from hazardous pesticides

Hundreds of organizations and nearly 12,000 individual Californians demand comprehensive full-time protections for children from harmful airborne pesticides commonly used near schools SACRAMENTO—...

Nov 22, 2016

Courts ignore risks of neonic seed coatings, leadership left to states

For Immediate Release: November 22, 2016 San Francisco, CA - Earlier today a federal court determined that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not required to evaluate and regulate seeds...

Nov 11, 2016

EPA finds widespread risk from neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos while California stalls

  For Immediate Release: November 11, 2016 Sacramento, CA – Yesterday afternoon the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) affirmed earlier scientific findings that the neurotoxic pesticide...

Nov 8, 2016

Cancer-causing and other hazardous pesticides still found at levels of concern in air near schools; underscores need for strong state protections

Teachers, parents and other community members call on the State to revise its pesticide monitoring report to reflect the true health threats near schools and communities Sacramento, CA – Late Friday...

Oct 11, 2016

Comprehensive New Review of Monsanto’s Glyphosate Underscores Urgent Need for Global Action

In a “state of the science” review released today, PAN International presents a large body of research documenting the adverse human health and environmental impacts of glyphosate and glyphosate-...