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What's up with GE mosquitoes?

In March, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the release of two billion experimental genetically engineered (GE) mosquitoes across several counties in California – Fresno, Tulare, San Bernardino, and Stanislaus – as well as Monroe County, Florida. To date, this would be the biggest release of GE insects in the world. 

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Neonics under fire

Over the last two decades, neonicotinoid pesticides, or neonics, have swiftly become the most widely used class of insecticides globally. And you’ve heard from PAN and our partners countless times about the dangers these chemicals pose to the wild pollinators and honeybees our food system relies on.

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PACTPA 2.0: Putting people before pesticides

After a brief attempt in 2020, the Protect America’s Children from Toxic Pesticides Act (PACTPA) was re-introduced by Senator Cory Booker on November 23 of this year, and PAN is among the organizations that support its passage!  This bill would overhaul U.S. pesticide regulations, ultimately mandating new rules to protect people and the environment.

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Stand firm on that glyphosate ban, Mexico!

Last week, PAN delivered a letter on behalf of 80 organizations to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai, opposing the interference by U.S. government officials and agribusiness interests in Mexico’s planned phaseout of glyphosate and genetically modified corn.

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A look inside the new Pesticide Info

PAN is so excited to share that a newly updated, more intuitive, and easier-to-use pesticide information database is now available to the public, accessible at pesticideinfo.org. Pesticide Info brings together a diverse array of information on pesticides from many sources, providing human toxicity, ecotoxicity, regulatory information, and more for over 15,000 pesticides.

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