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Big Ag, big pesticides: PAN update

Aldicarb, a pesticide classified as “extremely hazardous” by the World Health Organization into use, raising the risks of groundwater contamination, accidental ingestion with food products, and direct exposure to orchard workers and wildlife. State updates Hello from PAN’s California team! Things have been moving quickly this legislative session, and we have a couple of key updates …

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Breaking! Pesticide data for all! Tuesday, March 23rd at 11AM PT

Breaking! Pesticide data for all! (Sonoma County uses over 2 million pounds of chemicals in the vineyards yearly, CDPR.) Launching Pesticide Info I’m so excited to share that a newly updated, more intuitive, and easier to use pesticide information database is now available to the public, accessible at pesticideinfo.org. As Senior Scientist here at PAN, I …

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Pesticide Action Network (PAN): Whats on those conventionally farmed peaches?

Peaches 62 Pesticide Residues Found by the USDA Pesticide Data Program1,2,3 Human Health Effects: 8 — Known or Probable Carcinogens4 24 — Suspected Hormone Disruptors 12 — Neurotoxins 9 — Developmental or Reproductive Toxins Environmental Effects: 20 — Honeybee Toxins5 Pesticide Residues Found in Peaches: What Pesticide? How Often is it Found?6 Conventional vs. Organic …

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