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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Friday, February 21, 2014
New Safeguards Seek to Protect Farmworkers from Pesticides
The federal Worker Protection Standard, first adopted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 to protect farmworkers, is notoriously weak and difficult to enforce. Today, EPA is announcing proposed revisions to the rule. Farmworker and public health advocates from across the country are applauding the long overdue update, and will be carefully reviewing the new rules to ensure they adequately protect farmworkers and their families.
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Friday, February 14, 2014
Advocates Urge California Officials to 'Show Bees Some Love'
Today, on Valentine’s Day, Pesticide Action Network, Center for Food Safety, and Beyond Pesticides, represented by Earthjustice, submitted detailed comments to state officials urging them to stop approving pesticides linked to bee declines. The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has continued to approve new bee-harming products before completing an evaluation of their impacts.
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Thursday, May 02, 2013
Statement on USDA Honey Bee Report: More Inaction
Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released a report on honey bee health compiled from conference presentations last October. The conference and report follow widespread public attention to declining bee populations in the United States, declines increasingly linked to pesticides.
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Monday, April 29, 2013
Europe Restricts Bee-Harming Pesticides
In a historic vote earlier today, the European Union created continent-wide restrictions on the use of bee-harming pesticides. Despite pesticide industry influence, a majority of countries voted to place a two year restriction on three neonicotinoid products linked to a wide-range of harms to honey bees: clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam.
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Wednesday, December 07, 2011
“Big 6” Guilty of Human Rights Violations
After an intensive public trial covering a range of human rights violations, jurors issued a scathing verdict to the six largest pesticide and biotechnology corporations, urging governments, especially the US, Switzerland and Germany, to take action to prevent further harms.
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Monday, November 14, 2011
New Evidence Links Common Herbicide to Cancer and Hormone Disruption
As EPA reconsiders the science on atrazine, new findings highlight the link between low-level exposure to the nation’s most widely used herbicide and adverse human health effects, including cancer and altered hormones. At the same time, the chemical’s manufacturer, Syngenta, continues to influence scientific analysis of the chemical, downplaying evidence showing that atrazine is harmful.
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Thursday, May 19, 2011
Tens of Thousands Call for White House Action on Cancer-Causing Chemicals
Last May, the Presidential Cancer Panel presented to the President a strongly-worded report confirming that toxic chemicals are a grossly underestimated risk factor for cancer. The Panel urged the President to use the power of his office to “remove the carcinogens and other toxins from our food, water and air that needlessly increase healthcare costs cripple our nations productivity and devastate American lives.”
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Monday, April 18, 2011
PAN Urges Global Uptake of Effective & Safe Malaria Solutions
On the occasion of next week’s World Malaria Day, April 25, Pesticide Action Network (PAN) International urges governments around the world to redouble their efforts against malaria and adopt the safest and most effective approaches to combat this disease. PAN applauds the formation of the Global Alliance for Alternatives to DDT, an international multi-stakeholder process charged with reducing reliance on the pesticide DDT for malaria control worldwide.
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Monday, April 11, 2011
On Healthy Schools Day, School & Environmental Leaders Call for Reducing Pesticide Risks at California Schools
Across the state, parents, teachers and environmental organizations are celebrating efforts to make schools healthier places to work and play as part of National Healthy Schools Day. In particular, California groups note that reducing pesticides on school grounds is not only good for children, but also saves schools money in the long run.
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Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Beekeepers Ask EPA to Remove Pesticide Linked to Colony Collapse Disorder, Citing Leaked Agency Memo
Beekeepers and environmentalists today called on EPA to remove a pesticide linked to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), citing a leaked EPA memo that discloses a critically flawed scientific support study. The November 2nd memo identifies a core study underpinning the registration of the insecticide clothianidin as unsound after EPA quietly re-evaluated the pesticide just as it was getting ready to allow a further expansion of its use.
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