Reclaiming the future of food and farming


Una Generación en Peligro

Una generación en peligro: Cómo es que los pesticidas perjudican la inteligencia y la salud de nuestros niños. Los niños de la actualidad están más enfermos que los de la generación anterior. Presenciamos el aumento de una gran variedad de enfermedades y trastornos infantiles, que van desde distintos tipos de cáncer infantil al autismo, los defectos de nacimiento y el asma. Tras analizar las últimas evidencias científicas, nos queda poco margen para la duda: Los pesticidas son uno de los principales factores que impulsan esta tendencia tan sombría.

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Toolkit: Protecting Honey Bees

Bees are in trouble. In the U.S., they’ve been dying off at alarming rates since 2006 and beekeepers continue to report staggering annual losses.

While policymakers remain resolutely stuck — and have yet to take swift action to address the known causes of bee die-offs — home gardeners, backyard beekeepers and concerned individuals across the country have been stepping up to protect our favorite pollinators.

View this toolkit for simple tips and actions to help protect honey bees from harmful pesticides and keep the pressure on policymakers.

Report: Pesticides & Honey Bees

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Honey Bees and Pesticides: State of the Science, a 22-page report on the factors behind colony collapse disorder (CCD) with a sustained focus on the particular role of pesticides. The report documents evidence that pesticides are a key factor in explaining honey bee declines, both directly and in tandem with two leading co-factors, pathogens and poor nutrition. These studies, in U.S.

Highly Hazardous Pesticides

For decades, the distribution and use of hazardous pesticides has been an issue of concern. Since its founding in 1982, Pesticide Action Network (PAN) has been the civil society organisation (CSO) most steadily and continuously calling for effective international action towards the elimination of hazardous pesticides. PAN has been one of the key driving forces among non governmental organisations (NGOs) for improving plant protection policies towards safer, socially just and economically viable pest management systems.

Syngenta & Atrazine

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The Syngenta corporation invented the herbicide atrazine and is its primary manufacturer. The corporation is certainly one of atrazine’s most ardent defenders and promoters. One of the most commonly detected pesticides in U.S. ground and surface water, many scientists are increasingly concerned about the human health and ecosystem impacts of atrazine. Atrazine is a known “endocrine disruptor” that is linked to reproductive harm and cancers. This report offers a review of the issue, and highlights what farmers in particular can do to end reliance on Syngenta’s atrazine.