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Oct 26, 2015

Lawsuit Challenging EPA Approval of Harmful Herbicide Advances

October 26th, 2015 Contact: Paul Towers, Pesticide Action Network, 916-216-1082, Abigial Seiler, Center for Food Safety, 202-547-9359, Betsy Lopez-...

Oct 6, 2015

Toxic Taters meets McDonald's all-day breakfast with a message: pesticide effects last a lifetime

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 6, 2015 Contact: Lex Horan, Pesticide Action Network, (651) 245-1733, Amy Mondloch, Toxic Taters Coalition, (218) 850-3629,

Sep 30, 2015

Health professionals join global call for ban of “Highly Hazardous Pesticides”

At global chemicals meeting, pressure mounts to support agroecology as alternative to chemical-intensive farming FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 1, 2015 Press Contact: Linda Wells,, (...

Sep 29, 2015

Agroecology works. New book highlights success stories around the world.

Agroecological practices can increase farm productivity and food security, improve rural livelihoods and adaption to climate change, and reduce the environmental impacts of agriculture. FOR...

Sep 28, 2015

Farmworker and environmental health advocates applaud strengthened Worker Protection Standard

Farmworker, labor, and environmental health advocates praise EPA for much needed protections FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 29, 2015 Press contacts: Linda Wells, Pesticide Action Network - (563)...

Aug 24, 2015

State maintains loophole for cancer-causing pesticides

As kids head back to school, DPR director attempts to downplay risks of fumigant pesticide 1,3-D (Telone) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2015 Press contact: Paul Towers, PAN, (916) 216-1082,...

Aug 10, 2015

9th Circuit demands decision on neurotoxic pesticide

Media Release: August 10, 2015 Contacts: Paul Towers, PAN: 916-216-1082 Kristen Boyles, Earthjustice: 206-930-6660 Veena Singla, NRDC: 415-875-6126 Court cites EPA’s own findings on health dangers...

Aug 7, 2015

Glyphosate Confirmed as a Probable Carcinogen by World Health Organization

Media Release: August 7, 2015 Contact: Paul Towers, organizing and media director, PAN North, cell: +1 916 216 1082 Pesticide Joins International ‘Highly Hazardous List...

Jul 27, 2015

Parents, Teachers and Health Professionals Urge Comprehensive Rules to Protect Schoolchildren from Pesticides

Media Release: July 27, 2015 Contact: Paul Towers, PAN, 916-216-1082, Sacramento, Calif – This Friday, officials at the California Department of Regulation will wrap up the initial...

Jul 1, 2015

After Years of Ignoring Calls to Ban Dangerous Pesticide, EPA Begins to Act on Chlorpyrifos

Communities remain at risk from widespread agricultural use, protections still needed News Release: July 1, 2015 Contact: Paul Towers, PANNA, (916) 216-1082 Kari Birdseye, Earthjustice, (415) 217-...