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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Earth Day Every Day: Petitions, Donations, Information-First Posting for 2018

Almost every day I receive a solicitation from a non-profit group via snail mail or through the Internet. Instead of giving you a long list of organizations, I will post some of the emails/snail mails I receive and let you make your own decision as to whether or not it is an organization worth your time, signature, and perhaps, your money.

PLEASE NOTE: If my name comes up when you click on Take Action,  you can click again on “Not Ellen Sue” to put in your own name and address. THANX!  Also, the message will bleed into the right hand margin, because it is larger than my Word Press page. I cannot change the size. Sorry!

This Farmworker Awareness Week, tell your Governor to protect families from exposure to this brain-harming pesticide!


One year ago today, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt reversed course on a planned ban of the brain-harming pesticide chlorpyrifos. The good news? In the wake of the federal government’s stunning failure on chlorpyrifos, advocates across the country are stepping up to protect the health of farmworkers, children and rural communities by calling for state-level action.

Help continue the momentum on chlorpyrifos — ask your Governor to support action on this pesticide, today!

The science is crystal clear: chlorpyrifos can harm children’s health and development, even at the low levels found as residue in food — and puts farmworkers and rural communities at risk. And as rural resident and mother Claudia Angulo explains, the safety of farmworker families is critical to a thriving food system:

During spray season, children are most vulnerable. At school, headaches and bloody noses are common, but go unreported…We need the children to be safe. This is what a healthy food system would look like.

Now, state governments need to step in where EPA has failed to protect families — including Claudia’s.

Thank you for all you do!

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