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Mar 26, 2019

Pesticide Action Network Calls for Legally Binding Treaty for Highly Hazardous Pesticides

For release: March 26, 2019 On the eve of the upcoming 3rd Open Ended Working Group of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), PAN redoubles its call for a global...

Mar 19, 2019

Pesticide approval process violates state law, UCLA report finds

Permits are granted without considering safe alternatives for hazardous pesticides such as chlorpyrifos, or how pesticides may interact with one another For Immediate Release: March 20, 2019...

Jan 15, 2019

Food & Farm Legislative Report Card Released: “Few Top Marks and Lots of Passing Grades”

For Immediate Release: January 15th, 2019 Sacramento, CA – The California Food and Farming Network and the California Food Policy Council released today the 2018 Food & Farm Scorecard, revealing...

Dec 3, 2018

34 years after the Bhopal disaster: We still need a highly hazardous pesticide ban

PAN International For release: December 3rd, 2018 December 3rd 2018, is the 34th anniversary of the Bhopal disaster when a gas tank exploded in a Union Carbide pesticide factory in India, killing...

Nov 19, 2018

Governor’s Committee on Pollinator Protection Releases Groundbreaking Report

Committee calls on Minnesota policymakers to set a national precedent   For immediate release: Monday, November 19, 2018 St. Paul, Minnesota — On Friday, the Minnesota Governor’s Committee on...

Nov 15, 2018

State’s ‘Short-term Fix’ for Brain-Damaging Pesticide Falls Short

Under pressure to ban chlorpyrifos, pesticide regulators recommend inadequate exposure-reduction measures For Immediate Release: November 15, 2018 Sacramento: Under intensifying pressure from a large...

Nov 8, 2018

Rural residents demand relief from brain-damaging pesticide

For Immediate Release: November 9, 2018 Patience wears thin as state legislators join call for immediate ban of chlorpyrifos Sacramento, CA: The fate of a common agricultural pesticide linked to...

Oct 4, 2018

Calls intensify for California regulators to take action on chlorpyrifos

Trump Administration stalls court-ordered ban of brain-harming pesticide For immediate release: October 4, 2018 Sacramento, CA - The U.S. Justice Department has requested a rehearing of a decision by...

Sep 13, 2018

Over 60 Local Officials Call on the Farm Bill Conference Committee to Reject Local Pesticide Preemption

House proposal would wipe out communities’ power to prohibit pesticides FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, September 13, 2018          WASHINGTON, DC – Today, over 60 local officials from across the...

Aug 9, 2018

Court Slams EPA Failure to Protect Children and Farmworkers from Toxic Pesticide

Victory: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered to ban chlorpyrifos within 60 days For immediate release: August 9, 2018 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must ban a widely used...