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There are many voices who argue effectively and well that agroecology holds the answers that can address the shortcomings of our farm and food systems.  I have added my voice to theirs as a farmer and steward of my own small-scale, diversified farm in Iowa.

Watch the recording of The Problem with Pesticides, a discussion hosted by Real Food Media featuring PAN Senior Scientist Emily Marquez and partners from the Center for Biological Diversity, US Right to Know, and Hawai’i Alliance for Progressive Action.

Unless you live in one of the states in which PAN has an on-the-ground organizing presence, (Minnesota, California, and Hawai‘i) you might not know about the exciting state-level legislative work we’ve been doing with partners across the country. So, let us fill you in!

Last Sunday night, I had the opportunity to view a brilliant display of the aurora borealis (Northern Lights) that was stronger than any I had witnessed previously. The lights pulsed and reached for the skies directly above me.

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EPA Moves to Ban Dangerous Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

News Release: October 30, 2015   Contact: Paul Towers, Pesticide Action Network, 916-216-1082, (link sends e-mail) Kari Birdseye, Earthjustice, (415) 217-2098   Children, communities and workers to benefit from long overdue phaseout of neurotoxic agricultural chemical Washington, DC – Some 15 years after the

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USDA suppressing bee science?

Earlier this week, a top researcher for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) filed a complaint alleging that the agency retaliated against him for his research on bee-harming neonicotinoid pesticides — and for blowing the whistle on USDA interference with his research. Dr. Jonathan Lundgren

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No more cancer

Last month, I lost a dear friend to lymphoma. He was a vibrant, healthy 39 year old — a father, a husband, a successful businessman and an incredible musician. And less than a year after his diagnosis, cancer won. Too many of us have similar

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Agroecology works — citizens are proving it

How will we feed over 9 billion people by 2050, and who exactly will feed whom? One thing we do know: business as usual is not the answer. As the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General, José Graziano da Silva said in a speech earlier this year,

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Lawsuit Challenging EPA Approval of Harmful Herbicide Advances

October 26th, 2015 Contact: Paul Towers, Pesticide Action Network, 916-216-1082, Abigial Seiler, Center for Food Safety, 202-547-9359, Betsy Lopez-Wagner, Earthjustice, (415) 217-2159, Lori Ann Burd, Center for Biological Diversity, 971-717-6405,   October 26, 2015 (OAKLAND, CA) — Late Friday, Center for Food

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