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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,...

Jul 11, 2019

Federal Judge Finds Hawai‘i Agribusiness Development Corporation Is Unlawfully Contaminating Kauaʻi’s Shores

Citizen Groups Vindicated in Lawsuit to Halt Illegal Pollution of West Kauaʻi Ocean Waters Honolulu, HI — Hawai‘i’s Agribusiness Development Corporation has violated the federal Clean Water Act by...

Jun 13, 2019

Pesticide use remains near record high in California, state data show

For Immediate Release: June 13, 2019 Sacramento, CA: Pesticide use in California topped two hundred million pounds for the third year in a row in 2017, according to data just released by the...

Jun 6, 2019

Progress Blocked for Minnesota Bees

Lawmakers terminate widely supported pollinator bills behind closed doors For immediate release: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Last week, a proposed ban of neonicotinoid pesticides (neonics) in Minnesota’s...

May 8, 2019

Governor Newsom Announces Cancellation of Brain-harming Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

Dow’s cheap and devastating nerve gas is the first pesticide ever to be cancelled in California Sacramento, CA: California’s farmworking communities will soon get a reprieve from a devastating...

Apr 19, 2019

Court orders EPA to decide whether to ban brain-damaging pesticide from food

Chlorpyrifos is linked to neurodevelopmental damage unsafe to farmworkers For Immediate Release — April 19, 2019    SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Today, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered EPA to decide...

Apr 19, 2019

National Family Farm Coalition and Pesticide Action Network to host "Farmers for a Green New Deal: An Online Forum" on Wednesday, April 24 at 2PM ET

ADVISORY: WASHINGTON, DC — National Family Farm Coalition and Pesticide Action Network will host Farmers for a Green New Deal: An Online Forum on Wednesday, April 24 at 2PM ET. Press and interested...

Apr 9, 2019

More than 300 Groups Urge Congress to Make Food and Agriculture Central to the Climate Crisis and Green New Deal Debate

America’s farmers, ranchers, fishers and workers who feed the nation must be at the center of this policy agenda WASHINGTON, D.C. – A coalition of more than 300 groups today sent a letter to Congress...

Mar 28, 2019

Sen. Udall, Senate Leaders Introduce Bill to Ban Chlorpyrifos Nationwide

Legislation endorsed by Pesticide Action Network, organization fighting chlorpyrifos in the courts For Immediate Release: March 28, 2019 Washington, D.C. – A day after President Trump’s EPA once...