Last week, PAN delivered a letter on behalf of 80 organizations to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai, opposing the interference by U.S. government officials and agribusiness interests in Mexico’s planned phaseout of glyphosate and genetically modified corn.
A new study adds to the growing evidence linking pesticides to harmful effects on organisms that are critically important to soil health, carbon sequestration to fight climate change, and biodiversity.
PAN is so excited to share that a newly updated, more intuitive, and easier-to-use pesticide information database is now available to the public, accessible at pesticideinfo.org. Pesticide Info brings together a diverse array of information on pesticides from many sources, providing human toxicity, ecotoxicity, regulatory information, and more for over 15,000 pesticides.
Aldicarb, a pesticide that has seen minimal use in the United States over the past decade, was re-approved for use on citrus crops in January, after a rushed process that barely accommodated the legally mandated public comment period for the re-registration of the chemical.
Pressure on Mexico to reverse its intended ban on glyphosate and phaseout of genetically engineered (GE) corn has been coming from its neighbor to the north… us.
This week, PAN once again joins farmworkers and farmworker advocates around the country in celebrating those who plant, cultivate, and harvest our food, and amplifying the continued work toward eliminating a long legacy of injustice.
Two days after Michael Regan was confirmed as the new EPA Administrator, PAN delivered 22,863 of our supporters’ signatures to his desk, urging him to act quickly to get some of the most dangerous pesticides off the market.
In mid-February, internal government emails revealed behind-the-scenes lobbying efforts on the part of CropLife America urging US officials to pressure Mexico to abandon its recently announced plans to ban glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s (now Bayer’s) flagship weedkiller Roundup.
It was a beautiful summer evening in 2012, and my ex-husband and I were just finishing up our chores on the small farm property we were renting.