Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Update

My friend Honey keeps me informed of environmental updates and petitions. This is an especially good one! Thanx, Honey.  Click on the title, ex. “Rachel was Right,” to read entire article or click on Read More or Act Now.  Any of these “buttons” should activate the messages.

P.S. The right hand margin will be covered by the articles.

 

 

Rachel was right

Yet another scientific study, released today, shows just how deadly our chemical-intensive farming system has become to pollinators and other insects. The findings should concern us all. In short, U.S. farmland is 48 times more toxic to insects than it was 20 years ago. This is a staggering number.

PAN sues EPA — again

This week, PAN joined a coalition of groups to sue the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) — again — for refusing to ban the potent brain-harming pesticide chlorpyrifos. This lawsuit, filed by attorneys from Earth Justice representing PAN and other allied organizations, demands that the pesticide be banned nationwide due to its harms to vulnerable populations like children and farmworkers.

Parity pricing: for climate and economic justice

Farmers are calling for parity pricing, which refers to federal policies that establish a relationship between farm commodity prices and farmers’ costs of production, ensuring farmers are fairly compensated for their products — like a minimum wage for farmers. But what does parity pricing have to do with the climate crisis?

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