I am thrilled to welcome you to GroundTruth, the official blog of Pesticide Action Network (PAN) North America. Different than a daily digest or our past news service (PANUPS), GroundTruth offers perspectives from the global PAN community in an interactive format that will showcase a variety of voices. Bloggers will report on the latest science, offer readers timely analysis, and share news and opportunities for action that can change our world. GroundTruth will continue PAN’s strong tradition of decoding pesticide science & speaking truth to power, from the ground up.
Some of us within the 28-year-old network are nervous about blogging, we’ll admit that. Scientists, analysts, organizers, ordinary people – sharing candidly and personally, in our own voices, has caught at least a few of us with that deer–in–the–headlights look. But we’re working through it, because we’re clear that the timing for the GroundTruth conversation couldn’t be more urgent:
PAN will use GroundTruth (along with our new, more user-friendly website) to spark solutions-oriented dialogue and engage you in targeted actions. We seek food democracy, healthy agriculture and an end to reliance on chemicals too hazardous for our health and ecosystems to bear.
We’re just getting started, will enable our comments feature soon – and are very much looking forward to the conversation! Join us.