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Nov 22, 2021

New bill would overhaul U.S. pesticide rules

PAN applauds introduction of the Protect America’s Children from Toxic Pesticides Act (PACTPA) Press contact: Ahna Kruzic, (510) 927-5379 For immediate release: November 22, 2021...

Oct 14, 2021

PAN Executive Director Kristin Schafer to Step Down

Pesticide Action Network (PAN) North America announced today that Kristin Schafer will be stepping down as the organization’s Executive Director early next year. Schafer will be working closely with...

Oct 13, 2021

US Farmers and advocates to Biden administration: prioritize the rights and livelihoods of workers, food producers, and frontline communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 13, 2021 In honor of World Food Day on Saturday, October 16th, over 60 organizations call for a more just approach to agricultural policy development. WASHINGTON DC—...

Sep 22, 2021

Counter-summit challenges corporate-led UN Food Systems Summit

Today, thousands of rural peoples, people’s organizations, CSOs, and advocates kicked off The Global People’s Summit (GPS) on Food Systems through various online and on-ground activities to challenge...

Aug 18, 2021

EPA to Ban Chlorpyrifos, Finally

Victory: Children and farmworkers secure long-awaited protections August 18, 2021 Washington, D.C. Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule banning all food uses of the...

Aug 18, 2021

EPA withdraws all food uses of chlorpyrifos; advocates celebrate

For Immediate Release: August 18th, 2021 WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its withdrawal of all food uses of chlorpyrifos. This announcement follows the...

Jul 26, 2021

Conservationists and Farmers Sue Over Trump Administration Removal of Most Genetically Engineered Organism Regulation

For Immediate Release: July 26, 2021   SAN FRANCISCO — Today Center for Food Safety (CFS) and allied plaintiffs filed a new federal lawsuit challenging the 2020 decision by the Trump...

Apr 29, 2021

80 organizations oppose U.S. interference in Mexico’s phaseout of glyphosate and GM corn

For Immediate Release: April 29, 2021 Washington, DC — Today, 80 U.S. organizations delivered a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative (...

Mar 26, 2021

Farmworker, Agriculture, Food and Environment Groups Unite in Support of Proposed Legislation to Build a Resilient, Healthy Food Supply

Assembly Bill 125 to place bond act before voters in 2022 For Immediate Release: March 26, 2021 SACRAMENTO –  A broad coalition of agriculture, labor, food and environment advocates have united in...

Mar 19, 2021

No more excuses: Global network demands phase-out of Highly Hazardous Pesticides by 2030

For Immediate Release: March 19, 2021 Pesticide Action Network (PAN) underscores the urgent need for a global phase-out of Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) by 2030, as it today released the updated...