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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...

Jul 13, 2016

After 20 Years, Champions of Pesticide Reform Honored in Sacramento

For Immediate Release: July 13, 2016 Sacramento CA– Health, food and farming organizations across California came together at St. John’s Lutheran Church yesterday to celebrate their accomplishments...

Jul 12, 2016

Farming Community Residents from Around the State Rally in Sacramento to Demand Protections from Agricultural Pesticides for California Schoolkids

Residents from California’s farming regions converged on Sacramento today to deliver over 25,000 petition signatures and a letter representing hundreds of thousands of Californians, all demanding...

May 10, 2016

New Report: Agricultural Pesticides Increasingly Linked to Childhood Cancers & Neurological Harm

For Immediate Release: May 10, 2016 Oakland, California – A new report released today spotlights pesticides used in the food system and the harmful effects they are having on the nation’s children....