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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-...

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...