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Pesticide Action Network (PAN) International welcomes significant commitments towards the phase-out of Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) in agriculture adopted by governments, the private sector, and other stakeholders at the Fifth International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5), as well as the establishment of a Global Alliance on HHPs.

In a historic ruling in the San Francisco Superior Court in 2018, a jury found the Monsanto corporation (now part of Bayer) fully liable for health damages caused by its herbicide, Roundup. The plaintiff, Dewayne “Lee” Johnson, was awarded $289 million in damages. Now, a movie telling that story and the story of the danger pesticides present will be in theaters October 3.

Pesticide preemption laws — many using language developed by the pesticide industry — specifically limit the ability of city or county governments to ban or restrict pesticides in any way, including the “use, sale, notification, marketing, distribution.” Pesticide preemption takes away local control.

Our summers are so busy and it’s always a great time to lift up projects with our partners in MN. This time we are featuring a recent Seed Symposium and an interview with Tanya Redroad with Toxic Taters.


People power in the San Joaquin Valley

There’s a lot of power in the San Joaquin Valley. It’s a hub for industrial agriculture interests, no doubt, as they’ve grown in size and scale. But there’s also power in the communities that are organizing to reclaim and protect shared water, soil and farmland.

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EU puts the brakes on Monsanto’s RoundUp

In a surprise move earlier this week, European officials put a hold on continued use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s flagship herbicide RoundUp. Meanwhile, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now well into its seventh year of reviewing the controversial chemical. The European

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PAN International mourns the assassination of Berta Cáceres

PAN International joins indigenous peoples, environmentalists and peace-makers around the world in mourning the assassination of Berta Cáceres, General Coordinator of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH). She was murdered for being a fierce advocate for the rights of the

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