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PACTPA 2.0: Putting people before pesticides

After a brief attempt in 2020, the Protect America’s Children from Toxic Pesticides Act (PACTPA) was re-introduced by Senator Cory Booker on November 23 of this year, and PAN is among the organizations that support its passage!  This bill would overhaul U.S. pesticide regulations, ultimately mandating new rules to protect people and the environment.

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Pesticides and climate change

Not only do pesticides affect our health and the environment, but they also play a part, both directly and indirectly, in climate change: For example, fossil fuels are used in the production and transportation of pesticides; their use supports highly unsustainable food and farming systems; and they affect the soil’s ability to sequester carbon.

Rajan Bhopal
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Unfinished business: Completing the chlorpyrifos ban

I was invited to the celebration and I wanted to participate. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had just announced that “it will stop the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos on all food to better protect human health…” This is what PAN and many partnering organizations have been working on for years. Getting here has not been easy, and people are understandably ready to give a sigh of relief and enjoy the feeling of a job well done.

Rob Faux