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UN Climate Conference COP28: Agroecology must be a priority

PAN International is joining with frontline communities at the UN Climate Conference (COP28) to fight for agroecology, the right solution to address climate change.

It is difficult to understand the dangers chlorpyrifos poses to those who are regularly exposed to it, until you have personal experience. Chlorpyrifos is dangerous and it drifts easily and residue on our food is dangerous for children. This is why it is important for the EPA to re-establish the chlorpyrifos ban on food and feed products and extend that ban to all uses.

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Over 700,000 People Tell Government to Block Seed Mergers

September 20, 2016 Washington, D.C.—As the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee meets today to examine consolidation in the agriculture seed and chemical industry, nine groups have submitted petitions signed by 708,000 people urging the Department of Justice and elected officials to block several pending mergers that

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44 years later, pesticide-free soap

Well that took awhile. In early September, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a list of products they will no longer allow in soaps. On that list was the pesticide triclosan — which was identified as a chemical of concern in 1972.

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Way to bee, Minnesota!

Last Friday, a small crowd gathered in the agriculture building at the Minnesota State Fair. Beekeepers, entomologists, reporters, farmers and pollinator advocates circled around a small podium, waiting for Commissioner of Agriculture Dave Frederickson and Governor Mark Dayton to speak. The crowd wasn’t disappointed. In

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DPR, it’s time to protect schoolkids

Protecting children from pesticides. What could be more straightforward than that? Science clearly shows that children — from the tiniest newborn all the way through high school — are much more vulnerable to the impacts of pesticide exposure than adults. And state data shows that

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Iowa officials fast-track pesticide drift complaints

IDALS pledges faster turn around for crop damage testing This week, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) revealed improvements to the agency’s response to pesticide drift incidents, when pesticides travel through the air after an application. This change is in response to

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