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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....

Mar 24, 2016

USDA greenlights another hazardous pesticide-promoting seed

For Immediate Release: March 24, 2016 On March 23, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the approval of Monsanto’s genetically modified corn that has been engineered to resist the...

Mar 17, 2016

House Environment Committee votes to fund controversial pine-to-potatoes study

March 17, 2016 Contact: Amy Mondloch, Toxic Taters Coalition, 218.850.3629 Lex Horan, Pesticide Action Network, 651.245.1733 This morning, members of the Minessota House Environment and Natural...

Mar 8, 2016

USDA Urged to Reform Scientific Integrity Policy after Allegations of Scientific Censorship

Federal scientists cite agency interference in research on bee-toxic pesticides WASHINGTON, DC— As scrutiny of censorship of federal scientists has grown – including a feature in Sunday’s The...

Feb 18, 2016

New Report Links Pesticides Used in Combination Near California Schools to Increased Cancer Risk

Policymakers urged to support comprehensive new rules that would protect children from fumigants and other hazardous pesticides For Immediate Release February 18, 2016 Sacramento, California – A new...