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.

Releases by this organization

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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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Monday, December 22, 2014
Over Half of Foods Tested in the U.S. Contain Pesticides
Late Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the latest round of sampling for pesticide residues found on food. Some of the results are concerning, and take on greater significance given weaknesses in the sampling protocols recently identified by government watchdogs. In addition...
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Monday, November 24, 2014
100+ Scientists Call on Obama’s Bee Task Force to Take Action on Pesticides
In a letter submitted for today’s White House “listening sessions” deadline, over 100 scientists from diverse disciplines cited the growing body of evidence that neonicotinoids and other systemic pesticides harm bees. These scientists called on leaders of President Barack Obama’s Pollinator Health...
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Whole Foods Stepping Up for Bees Where Feds Fail
Late yesterday, Whole Foods Market announced the launch of a new program that ranks fruits, vegetables and flowers based on the supplier’s farming practices. The news also comes in the same week that fast food giant McDonald’s announced additional transparency around its ingredients, even though...
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
New Lawsuit Urges EPA to (Finally) Ban Neurotoxic Pesticide
A coalition of environmental health groups today sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), asking a federal court to require a ban on chlorpyrifos . The chemical is a widely-used toxic pesticide that can interfere with brain development in fetuses, infants and children. The EPA used...
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Thursday, June 05, 2014
Groups Launch New International Effort to Protect Children From “Terrible Twenty” Pesticides
On the anniversary of Pesticide Action Network’s global “Dirty Dozen” campaign to phase out the most hazardous pesticides, members of the network in the U.S. and Asian region are kicking off a new effort today calling on governments around the world to take action on a new “Terrible Twenty” list of pesticides known to be particularly harmful to children’s health.
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
IPCC Report Underscores Need for Global Sustainable Agriculture
The prestigious United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its latest report this week, detailing how governments can avert the most severe consequences of climate change, if they act quickly and decisively.
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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Farmers Warn of Threats to Farm Economies Posed by Dow’s New Genetically Engineered Corn and Soybean Varieties
Today over 387,000 farmers, farmworkers, health professionals, and concerned individuals from across the country joined together in urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to reject Dow AgroSciences’ application seeking approval of controversial genetically engineered (GE) corn and soybean varieties that are resistant to the hazardous herbicide 2,4-D.
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