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Oct 26, 2016, 16:12 ET Massachusetts Attorney General Stops Deceptive Safety Claims about Bee-Toxic Pesticides, Beyond Pesticides Urges Other States to Follow

With the Massachusetts Attorney General forcing Bayer CropScience to end its statewide advertising containing deceptive safety claims about...


Sep 14, 2016, 17:39 ET Beyond Pesticides Says EPA and CDC Have Misled Local and State Officials and the Public on Safety of Mosquito Pesticides Used for Zika Virus

Beyond Pesticides today urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to immediately alert local and state mosquito control officials,...


Sep 02, 2016, 19:19 ET FDA Finally Bans the Antibacterial Triclosan in Soaps, While EPA Allows Its Use in Common Household Products and Toys, According to Beyond Pesticides

 Jay Feldman, Executive Director of Beyond Pesticides, said today, "The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decision today to remove the...


Jun 23, 2016, 16:54 ET Beyond Pesticides: USDA Aligns with Chemical Industry for Pollinator Festival, Disinvites Environmentalists

 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), during its Pollinator Week Festival at the "People's Garden" on Friday, has shut out environmental...


Jun 21, 2016, 14:41 ET Beyond Pesticides: Federal Court Finds USDA Process for Allowing Pesticide-Contaminated Compost Improper and Stops Use

 In a ruling that organic advocates say is critical to the integrity of the USDA organic label, a U.S. District Court judge found yesterday...


Jun 13, 2016, 16:19 ET Local Restaurants Launch Campaign to Protect Pollinators during National Pollinator Week

To celebrate National Pollinator Week, June 20-26, 2016, several Washington, DC restaurants have teamed up with Beyond Pesticides and the Center...


May 20, 2016, 16:29 ET Beyond Pesticides Takes on Pollinator Decline, Pesticide Use, Genetic Engineered Crops, Chemical Industry Deception, Future Actions to Protect Health at Nader Conference in DC

 At the Breaking Through Power (www.breakingthroughpower.org) conference, May 23, Beyond Pesticides' executive director, Jay Feldman, will...


Mar 01, 2016, 16:29 ET Beyond Pesticides: EPA Moves to Cancel Toxic Pesticide It Allowed without Complete Review, Manufacturer, Bayer, Reneges on Agreement to Take Product Off Market

 After pesticide manufacturer Bayer CropScience would not voluntarily remove from the market the insecticide flubendiamide, the U.S....


Jan 06, 2016, 16:30 ET EPA Data Confirms Honey Bee Exposure to Hazardous Pesticides, According to Beyond Pesticides

 A long-awaited U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) preliminary honey bee risk assessment, released today, for one of the most widely...


Nov 25, 2015, 11:49 ET EPA Revokes Registration of Pesticide Central to Genetically Engineered Agriculture, According to Beyond Pesticides

 In response to a law suit filed by environmental groups, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday revoked the registration of...


Mar 20, 2015, 17:01 ET Glyphosate Classified Carcinogenic by International Cancer Agency, Group Calls on U.S. to End Herbicide's Use and Advance Alternatives

A national public health and environmental group, Beyond Pesticides, is calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S....


Oct 28, 2014, 15:25 ET Beyond Pesticides Supports Maryland County's Landmark Lawn Ordinance Introduced Today to Protect Human Health and the Environment

 A landmark ordinance to protect children, pets, wildlife, and the wider environment from the hazards of unnecessary lawn and landscape...


Oct 15, 2014, 17:13 ET Beyond Pesticides: Despite Public Outcry, EPA Registers Enlist Duo

 Despite a massive outpouring of public opposition, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that it has registered...


Oct 03, 2014, 13:57 ET Organic Farm and Consumer Groups Achieve Partial Victory to Protect National Organic Standards Board

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) responded last week to a legal petition from 20 farm, consumer, and environmental groups by reinstating...


Jul 23, 2014, 12:56 ET EPA Denies Hazardous Pesticide Use on 3 Million Acres of Texas Cotton Fields

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) denied an emergency application to use a hazardous pesticide on 3 million acres of Texas cotton...


Jul 02, 2014, 14:31 ET Genetically Engineered Cotton Growers Want Unlicensed Pesticide Use on 3 Million Acres

 A public interest group, representing environmental, public health, and organic farm interests, has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection...


May 30, 2014, 15:29 ET Group Asks Retailers to Stop Sale Immediately of Rodent Poison Products, Given Today's Agreement to Stop Production, But Not Sale, by End of Year

 With today's announcement that the production of deadly rodent baits will stop by year's end, a national public health and environmental group...


May 23, 2014, 12:05 ET Minnesota Becomes First State to Ban Toxic Antibacterial Pesticide

Minnesota became the first state in the nation this month to completely ban the toxic antibacterial pesticide from sale statewide. This ban comes...


Jan 03, 2014, 15:23 ET Environmentalists, Farmers Challenge USDA's Call for the Deregulation of Crops with Genetically Engineered Tolerance to the Highly Toxic Herbicide 2,4-D

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released for public input its Draft Environmental Impact Statements (DEIS), which calls for the...


Dec 18, 2013, 10:13 ET Campaign Urges Retailers to Discontinue Rodent Poison Products EPA Wants Banned to Protect Children

A national environmental group, Beyond Pesticides, is supporting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to protect children by...


Dec 17, 2013, 17:50 ET Before FDA Announcement Today Many Soap and Cosmetic Manufacturers Removed Triclosan from Their Products, Beyond Pesticides Calls for Immediate Ban

After a decade of consumer and environmental advocacy and with many manufacturers taking the hazardous ingredient triclosan out of their soap and...


Apr 19, 2013, 12:45 ET Groups Call for Protection of Honey Bees on Earth Day

 With honey bees suffering a devastating decline as high as 90 percent as Earth Day approaches, national environmental groups, Beyond...


Feb 01, 2013, 13:01 ET EU Commission Takes Steps To Suspend Bee-Toxic Pesticides

 The European Commission announced yesterday its position against the use of neonicotinoid insecticides, pushing nations within the European...


Jan 16, 2013, 17:53 ET Groups Say It's Time to Ban Bee-Killing Pesticide as European Authority Finds Danger Unacceptable

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) today presented its report which finds that the neonicotinoid class of insecticides poses unacceptable...


Aug 17, 2012, 10:43 ET Widespread Spraying of Mosquito Pesticides Called Into Question, Health Advocates Say More Effective and Protective Methods Are Available

 Given the number of Wile Nile virus (WNv) cases, including 26 deaths, it is important to focus attention on mosquito management methods that...