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May 10, 2018

State agency fails to protect vulnerable communities from pesticide exposure, report finds

Department of Pesticide Regulation receives poor marks in 2nd annual agency assessment For Immediate Release: May 10, 2018 Sacramento, CA: The state agency charged with regulating California’s...

May 2, 2018

Hawaiʻi Poised to Ban Neurotoxic Pesticide

For Immediate Release: May 2, 2018 Honolulu, Hawaiʻi - Late yesterday, the Hawaiʻi legislature passed a bill that would ban chlorpyrifos, a neurotoxic pesticide known to harm children’s developing...

Apr 30, 2018

Global network responds to UN Symposium on Soil Pollution

PAN International calls for investment in agroecology April 30, 2018 — On May 2, experts from around the world will gather in Rome for a global symposium on soil pollution. The event, organised...

Apr 25, 2018

Pesticide Use Near Record High in California

For Immediate Release: April 25, 2018 Sacramento, CA: Agricultural pesticide use in California remains at a near-record high, according to data quietly released this week by the state agency...

Mar 22, 2018

Judge: EPA wrong in quietly delaying protections from most toxic pesticides

Victory: Ruling protects public, workers, from pesticide poisoning For Immediate Release: March 22, 2018 Washington, D.C. — In a major win for farmworker and health groups, the U.S. District Court...

Mar 14, 2018

Global Network Releases Updated List of Highly Hazardous Pesticides

Stockholm, March 15, 2018 Pesticide Action Network (PAN) International released an updated version of its List of Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) to coincide with a key meeting in Stockholm of the...

Mar 7, 2018

Poll: Farmers Overwhelmingly Oppose Bayer Monsanto Merger

Farmers’ concerns illustrate why merger should be blocked; milder remedies unlikely to work For Immediate Release: Thursday, March 8, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. – An overwhelming majority of surveyed...

Feb 12, 2018

Farmers, Conservationists Challenge Trump’s EPA, Monsanto Over Crop-Damaging Pesticide

EPA Unlawfully Approved Monsanto’s XtendiMax Weed-Killer, Ignoring Warnings of Rampant Drift, Destroying Crops on Millions of Acres in Devastating 2017 Farm Season With More to Come Evidence Shows...

Jan 16, 2018

55 California Legislators Score 100% on Food & Farm Scorecard

Annual Report Again Gives California Elected Officials Credit For Incremental Gains, But Sees That Food And Farming Remain An “Indefensibly Low Priority” For Policy Makers For Immediate Release:...

Dec 4, 2017

On International Day of No Pesticide Use, PAN International Urges Move Towards Agroecology

December 3, 2017 December 3 is the anniversary of the worst peacetime chemical disaster in history. Twenty-seven tons of lethal gases leaked from Union Carbide’s pesticide factory in Bhopal, India on...

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