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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...

Feb 15, 2016

RD Offutt further reduces well permit requests under pressure from local residents

DNR rejects petition for environmental assessment on pine-to-potatoes conversion Callaway, MN—On Friday afternoon, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) rejected a petition by central...

Feb 4, 2016

Television show and body testing confirm children’s exposure to neurotoxic pesticide

Parents cite injustice, call for a ban on widely-used chlorpyrifos FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 4, 2016 Cutler-Orosi, California and Kekaha, Hawai’i – Following a two-hour special that aired on...

Jan 11, 2016

Petitioners grant DNR 30 extra days to make decision on Offutt well permits

Community groups call on agency to conduct rigorous, public environmental review on pine-to-potatoes conversion FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 11, 2016 Contact: Lex Horan, Pesticide Action Network,...

Jan 6, 2016

Beekeepers, Farmers, and Public Interest Groups Sue EPA over Failed Oversight of Neonicotinoid-coated Seeds

Widespread and unregulated use of insecticide threatens bees, birds, livelihoods and ecosystems January 6, 2016 Media contacts: Paul Towers, Pesticide Action Network, 916-216-1082,

Jan 5, 2016

More than 80,000 People Urge EPA to Ban Dangerous Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

Doctors, scientists, farmers, farmworkers and others from across the country ask for long overdue ban of neurotoxic agricultural chemical News Release:  January 5, 2016  Contact: Sara Knight, PAN...

Dec 2, 2015

PAN International Calls on Governments to Phase Out Highly Hazardous Pesticides on No Pesticide Use Day

For Immediate Release: December 3, 2015 December 3rd marks the global No Pesticide Use Day, dedicated to the memory of the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster in India which killed thousands and injured...