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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...

Jan 21, 2021

Pesticide use in California remains at record high, new data show

Pesticide use is significantly higher in majority Latinx counties For Immediate Release: January 21, 2021 Sacramento: Agricultural pesticide use in California remains at a near-record high, according...

Dec 23, 2020

Farmers, Conservation Groups Challenge EPA's Unlawful Re-approval of Dangerous, Drift-Prone Dicamba Pesticide

For immediate release: December 21, 2020 Dicamba Drift Has Damaged Soybeans, Orchards, Trees, Gardens On a Scale Never Before Seen in History of U.S. Agriculture SAN FRANCISCO—Four public interest...

Dec 9, 2020

New study reveals dramatic rise in global pesticide poisonings

Worldwide poisonings up from 25 million in 1990 to 385 million today   For immediate release: December 9, 2020 (French and Spanish releases linked below) In a new comprehensive study, scientists...

Nov 19, 2020

Global Outrage at FAO Plans to Partner with Pesticide Industry

Hundreds of civil society and Indigenous Peoples organizations call on the UN agency to renounce planned alliance with CropLife International For Immediate Release: November 19, 2020 Rome - Today 352...

Nov 2, 2020

Lawsuit Challenges EPA Reapproval of Endocrine-Disrupting Pesticide Atrazine

For Immediate Release: October 30, 2020 Agency Slashes Protections for Children, Waterways WASHINGTON, D.C.—Public-interest groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today over its...

Jul 8, 2020

Food, farm, and environmental groups deliver over 33,000 signatures opposing new GE maize

WASHINGTON, DC — At 11:59 PM ET on Tuesday, July 7th, the US Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) closed public comment regarding Monsanto Company’s...

Jun 4, 2020

Federal Court Holds Monsanto's Dicamba Pesticide Unlawful, Citing Unprecedented Drift Damage to Millions of Acres

Trump Administration's approval to spray dicamba on soy and cotton rejected by Court San Francisco, CA – Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of farmers and...

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