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Dec 6, 2019

A victory for future generations: European governments ban brain-harming pesticides chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl

December 6, 2019, Brussels – Representatives from the European Member States in the EU Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCOPAFF) today voted to ban the neurotoxic pesticides chlorpyrifos...

Oct 22, 2019

Agreement Forces EPA to Assess Harms to Protected Species From Eight Pesticides

For Immediate Release: October 22, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO — A federal district court entered an order today that commits the Environmental Protection Agency to assess the risks that eight of the nation’s...

Oct 17, 2019

California mulls new rules for cancer-causing pesticide 1,3 D or Telone

For Immediate Release: October 17, 2019 On heels of chlorpyrifos ban, public health and farmworker advocates call for restrictions on widely-used drift-prone fumigant Sacramento: Dozens of residents...

Oct 9, 2019

California announces end for brain-harming pesticide

Chlorpyrifos use will be banned in December 2020 For Immediate Release: October 9, 2019 Sacramento: In a historic win for public health, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) today...

Oct 8, 2019

U.N. expert committee recommends global elimination of toxic chemical harming health of firefighters

For Immediate Release—October 4, 2019 (Rome, Italy) An U.N. expert committee decided unanimously to recommend a complete global elimination for another toxic fluorinated “forever chemical.”...

Aug 14, 2019

Farmworker communities applaud California chlorpyrifos cancellation proceedings, alternatives work group

Community members relieved, urge speedy process Sacramento, CA: This morning the Newsom administration sent notices to Dow and other manufacturers of its intention to cancel all registrations of the...

Aug 7, 2019

US EPA sued – again – for refusing to ban pesticide linked to permanent brain damage

For immediate release: August 7, 2019 California must move forward with a statewide ban without further delay Sacramento, CA - A lawsuit filed today in federal court is challenging the US EPA’s...

Aug 6, 2019

Groups sue Trump’s EPA for refusing to ban brain-damaging pesticide

Chlorpyrifos is linked to learning and intellectual disabilities in children  For Immediate Release—Aug 7, 2019 SEATTLE, WA—Today, health and labor organizations sued Trump’s Environmental...

Jul 18, 2019

EPA keeps brain-damaging pesticide in fruit and vegetable production

Chlorpyrifos is linked to learning disabilities in children and is unsafe for farmworkers For Immediate Release—July 18, 2019          WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...

Jul 17, 2019

100,000+ People Demand a Green New Deal to Transform Food System

Petition Identifies Four Food System Policy Principles and Priorities for a Green New Deal  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 18, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, eight environmental, farmworker,...

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