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Statement of Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples on the end of the FAO partnership with CropLife International

Eleven organizations representing civil society and Indigenous Peoples across the globe welcome the statement by the UN Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) that it has officially ended its Letter of  Intent (LoI) with pesticide industry lobby group CropLife International. We believe that this is an  important victory especially for farmers, farmworkers and rural communities who suffer most from pesticide harms.  

Bayer has reapplied for approval with a new dicamba label that includes Over-The-Top (OTT) application. OTT applications lead to volatilization and drift. This article includes PAN’s comments submitted to EPA in opposition to this proposed registration.

As a science and practice, agroecology recognizes and honors the plurality of knowledge systems throughout peasant farming populations all over the world. It is transdisciplinary in its approach and sees knowledge as decentralized and heterogenous, living and complex–one that engages with and adapts to the dynamic realities of community life, its politics, culture, social mores, collective aspirations as well as struggles, etc.

If PAN had superlative awards, Corrie would undoubtedly receive Most Likely to Make Someone Smile. Empathetic and kind, Corrie has the enviable ability to make everyone feel included and part of a team. With strong values and a clear-headed eye on justice and inclusivity, they make our team feel like found-family.

PAN is motivated to do our work, in part, because we hear the stories of the people who are adversely impacted by our farm and food system that has been captured by corporate interests and made to rely on pesticides. Lorilani Keohokalole is undertaking a project to collect some of these stories from Hawaii that we will share with you over the coming months.

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. . . and justice for all.

This is a very different post-election blog than the one I planned to write. I was going to call the new president’s attention to the political importance of food and farming, highlighting the fact that how we grow our food directly impacts the health of

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EPA Rushes to Approve Monsanto’s Herbicide Dicamba for GE Crops

For Immediate Release: November 9, 2016 Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its decision to grant a so-called “conditional registration” to Monsanto’s dicamba-based herbicide, Xtendimax, for new uses on genetically-engineered (GE) dicamba-resistant cotton and soybean. The agency’s approval applies to agricultural use in 34

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Monsanto, you scared?

Does glyphosate cause cancer? That’s the question Monsanto is desperately trying to prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from answering. With governments around the globe recently divided on how to regulate glyphosate, Monsanto’s spin machine is in overdrive trying to discredit anyone who suggests

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Potatoes, pesticides & people

McDonald’s continues to source potatoes grown with drift-prone pesticides that put the health of nearby rural and Indigenous communities at risk. As the largest potato buyer in the country, the corporation can influence the market tremendously.

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