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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...

Jun 23, 2014, 18:01 ET

New Scientific Analysis: Systemic Pesticides Pose Global Threat to Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

A new meta-analysis of the systemic pesticides neonicotinoids and fipronil (neonics), to be published this summer, will confirm that they are...

Jun 20, 2014, 15:08 ET

Beyond Pesticides: Presidential Memorandum Acknowledges Pollinator Declines and Mandates Federal Action

 The White House today issued a Presidential Memorandum on pollinator health to the heads of federal agencies requiring action to "reverse...

Jun 17, 2014, 12:13 ET

National Organic Standards Board Threatened by USDA Maneuvering

Today, 20 organic farm and consumer groups filed a petition with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to protect the authority and permanence...

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...

Apr 05, 2012, 17:18 ET

Research Strengthens Link Between Pesticides and Colony Collapse Disorder, Supports Petitioners' Case for EPA Action

 Three studies released in the past two weeks, including one today by Harvard University, add to the growing body of evidence that implicate...

Mar 21, 2012, 11:49 ET

Beekeepers and Environmentalists Petition EPA to Stop Pesticide Linked to Bee Deaths

Over 1 million urge EPA to suspend use of pesticide harmful to bees, fix broken regulatory system  Today, commercial beekeepers and...

Feb 09, 2012, 13:01 ET

Groups Tell EPA to Stop Expansion of Neurotoxic Pesticide Uses and Protect Health

Beyond Pesticides, along with Center for Environmental Health, Farmworker Justice, Healthy Schools Network, The Endocrine Disruption Exchange and...

Jan 10, 2012, 13:44 ET

Beekeepers Are Critical to Economy

Commercial beekeepers and environmentalists shed light on honey bee losses and impact on future food prices Today, beekeepers from across...

Apr 04, 2011, 11:51 ET

Bed Bugs, Honeybees, Genetic Engineered Food, and Land Management Have One Thing in Common: The Sustainable Community Conference in Denver on April 8-9, 2011

Free Film Screening, Vanishing of the Bees, to Precede Conference (April 6) From protecting pollinators, managing bed bugs, banning genetic...

Dec 09, 2010, 11:35 ET

EPA Publishes Petition to Ban Triclosan, Hazardous Antibacterial Pesticide

Public Comments Must Be Received by February 7, 2011 Announcing a 60-day public comment period, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...