Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA)

PANNA (Pesticide Action Network North America) works to replace pesticide use with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives. As one of five autonomous PAN Regional Centers worldwide, we link local and international consumer, labor, health, environment and agriculture groups into an international citizens' action network. This network challenges the global proliferation of pesticides, defends basic rights to health and environmental quality, and works to ensure the transition to a just and viable society.

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Wednesday, April 05, 2017
PAN Takes EPA Back to Court Over Brain-Harming Pesticide
Today, Pesticide Action Network (PAN) and partners are taking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) back to court over the widely-used pesticide chlorpyrifos. Last week, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced that the agency was reversing course on a planned withdrawal of the chemical,...
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Tuesday, November 01, 2016
EPA Ignores Concerns Over Pesticide Drift, Proposes Expanded Use of Dow’s Product
Earlier today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ignored concerns about the hazardous combination effects of Dow Chemical Company’s Enlist Duo product — of which a main ingredient is the drift-prone herbicide, 2,4-D — and proposed expanding the product for use in additional states across the...
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Friday, August 26, 2016
With New Rules, Minnesota Leads the Country in Protecting Pollinators from Pesticides
This morning at the State Fair, Governor Mark Dayton and Commissioner of Agriculture Dave Frederickson announced Minnesota’s comprehensive new plans to limit the use of bee-harming pesticides across the state. Today’s decision concludes a nearly 3-year review of the impact of neonicotinoid...
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Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Advocates Call for Meaningful Public Participation in Federal Regulation of Biotech
Today, 24 farmer and public interest organizations called on the Obama Administration to conduct a new public engagement process as part of the overhaul of federal regulation of biotechnology known as the Coordinated Framework . The letter comes on the heels of a spate of dicamba drift incidents...
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Friday, February 19, 2016
New Report Links Pesticides Used in Combination Near California Schools to Increased Cancer Risk
A new report by the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) has shown an increase in cancer risk from fumigant pesticides frequently used in combination near schools. In response to the report’s findings, a coalition of parents, health professionals, teachers, and food advocates has urged...
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Thursday, December 03, 2015
New Study on Child-Harming Pesticides Should Spur State, National Action
A new study released today found that children exposed to commonly used pesticides have significantly reduced lung function — comparable to damage caused by exposure to second-hand cigarette smoke. Researchers from UC Berkeley's CHAMACOS project in California's central coast region found measured...
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Thursday, November 12, 2015
European Agency Says Monsanto’s Flagship Product Is Not 'Likely' Carcinogenic Based on Flawed Science
With the European Union’s approval of glyphosate set to expire at the end of the year, the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) today announced its determination that the herbicide glyphosate isn’t “likely” carcinogenic. This announcement comes in direct contrast with findings released earlier this...
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
White House Plan on Bees Sidesteps the Pesticide Problem
Nearly a year after President Obama announced the creation of a federal task force to tackle the alarming decline of honey bees and other pollinators, the White House has released its strategy to address the issue. The Pollinator Health Task Force sets an ambitious target for reducing honey bee...
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Monday, March 23, 2015
Global Health Experts say Glyphosate “Probably Carcinogenic” to Humans, Raising Significant Concerns About Widely Used Herbicide
On March 20 th , a scientific working group consisting of seventeen experts from eleven countries released their evaluation of the herbicide glyphosate and four organophosphate insecticides for the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). The group classified...
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Monday, March 02, 2015
125+ Groups Call on President Obama to Protect Bees, Pollinators From Pesticides
More than 125 conservation, beekeeping, food safety, religious, ethnic and farming advocacy groups today urged President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency to take swift and meaningful action to protect honey bees and other pollinators from toxic pesticides. “It’s time to stop pesticides...
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