I have been watching, on and off throughout the last few weeks, as one of our neighbors methodically removes all of the bushes and small trees that populate a fence line between their field and another neighbor’s field.
Being a parent has shaped my 25 years at PAN in fundamental ways. The more I learned, the the more protective I felt of our daughter Linnea, and the more horrified I was about the millions of children around the world who are regularly exposed to dangerous pesticides.
As I look back on two and a half decades of work with PAN, a clear through-line is the pesticide industry's consistent, aggressive efforts to protect their bottom line.
On International Day of No Pesticide Use, December 3, Pesticide Action Network (PAN) and our partners from around the world delivered over 187,300 petition signatures from more than 107 countries to United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)’s Director-General Qu Dongyu.
It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that PAN Board member David Chatfield passed away on Saturday, December 4. We send our condolences to David’s wife Jo Ann, and all in his extended family and community who will miss him dearly.