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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.

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Global Food Movement Stands with Hawai’i

For Immediate Release: January 27, 2016 Contact: Paul Towers,, 916.216.1082 Global Food Movement Stands with Hawai’i Last week, PANNA staff joined the National Family Farm Coalition, several Hawai’i-based groups and partners, and PAN International members from Germany, Ethiopia, the Philippines, India, the UK, Belgium,

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DHS raids, immigration & our food system

Along with partners across the country, PAN is strongly opposing the recent raids and deportations of immigrant families from Central America. As you may have heard, these Department of Homeland Security (DHS) raids are taking place in communities across Texas, Georgia and North Carolina. And

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Our GMO rules need fixing, Mr. President

In his final State of the Union address, President Obama took the long view, focusing on the future and naming several critical arenas for change. Over dinner afterwards, my family shared what we each liked (or didn’t like) about the address. I certainly agreed with

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Petitioners grant DNR 30 extra days to make decision on Offutt well permits

Community groups call on agency to conduct rigorous, public environmental review on pine-to-potatoes conversion FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 11, 2016 Contact: Lex Horan, Pesticide Action Network,, 651.245.1733 Amy Mondloch, Toxic Taters Coalition,, 218.850.3629 Stephanie Porter, Land Stewardship Project,, 443.878.9073 Callaway, MN –

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EPA assessment ignores threats to bees from pesticide-coated seeds

For Immediate Release: January 6, 2016 Contact: Paul Towers, 916-216-1082, Washington, DC – Twenty years after the pesticide hit the market, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — in coordination with the California Department of Pesticide Regulation — finally released an assessment of imidacloprid’s risks

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