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May 19, 2015, 14:45 ET

White House Plan Does Little to Take the Sting Out of Pollinator Declines, According to Beyond Pesticides

Today the White House released its much awaited plan for protecting American pollinators, which identifies key threats, but falls short of...

May 15, 2015, 14:09 ET

Groups' Petition to Ban Harmful Antibacterial Pesticide Rejected by EPA

­­­In a response that took over five years, yesterday the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its long-awaited response to...

Apr 08, 2015, 09:32 ET

Groups Challenge Major USDA Change to Organic Rule: Customary Public Comment Process Averted to the Chagrin of Petitioners

 Organic stakeholders have filed a lawsuit in federal court, maintaining that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) violated the federal...

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....

Mar 11, 2015, 10:17 ET

As States Legalize Marijuana, Study Finds Uneven Pesticide Use Restrictions on Growing Practices, Safety Concerns, and Ecological Options

 Marijuana may be legal in your state for medicinal and recreational use, but are toxic pesticides used in its production? A study released...

Feb 25, 2015, 17:06 ET

As EPA Approves Emergency Use of Bee-Killing Pesticide for Florida Citrus, Beyond Pesticides Urges Heightened Efforts to Stop Toxic Pesticide Dependency

 Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted Florida citrus growers an emergency exemption to use the bee-killing pesticide...

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...

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...