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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-...

Oct 6, 2016

California regulators ignore risks, allow for increased use of Dow’s cancer-causing strawberry pesticide

October 06, 2016 Sacramento, CA – Months after unveiling an analysis of the risks associated with the cancer-causing fumigant pesticide 1,3-dichloropropene, banned by the same agency decades prior,...

Sep 29, 2016

New rules fall short of protecting schoolchildren from pesticide exposure, Latino kids most at risk.

September 29, 2016 Part-time no-spray buffer zones inadequate, don’t protect against repeated & ongoing exposure Sacramento, CA – Draft regulations announced today meant to protect California...

Sep 20, 2016

Over 700,000 People Tell Government to Block Seed Mergers

September 20, 2016 Washington, D.C.—As the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee meets today to examine consolidation in the agriculture seed and chemical industry, nine groups have submitted petitions...

Aug 25, 2016

With new rules, Minnesota leads the country in protecting pollinators from pesticides

Due to state & federal loophole, bee-harming seed coatings unaffected by state’s decision St. Paul, MN — This morning at the State Fair, Governor Mark Dayton and Commissioner of Agriculture...

Aug 16, 2016

New tests find significant decrease in bee-killing pesticides in California’s “bee-friendly” plants

Poll shows 51 percent of Americans are more likely to shop at retailers that formally committed to stop selling bee-killing pesticides Sacramento, CA - A report released today showed a decrease in...

Aug 3, 2016

Advocates Call for Meaningful Public Participation in Federal Regulation of Biotech

With the DARK Act signed into law, agriculture and public interest groups urge the White House to include the public’s input in its overhaul of the biotech regulatory process. Washington, D.C.—Today...

Jul 27, 2016

Living Near Agricultural Pesticides During Pregnancy Linked to Lower IQ for Kids

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 27, 2016 Oakland, CA – Pregnant women living within one kilometer (0.62 miles) of fields where certain pesticides are applied have children who show a measurable decrease...