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Mar 29, 2019, 15:27 ET Filmmaker & Former Groundskeeper Who Sued Monsanto & Won To Premiere Film "Ground War"

The new documentary film "Ground War," presented by Beyond Pesticides, will have its New York City premiere screening on Saturday, April 6, 2019,...


Sep 25, 2018, 10:00 ET Nonprofits Sue Pret A Manger for Deceptive Marketing of Foods as 'Natural'

Beyond Pesticides, GMO Free USA and Organic Consumers Association filed a lawsuit against Pret A Manger restaurant chain for the deceptive marketing...


Sep 13, 2018, 08:30 ET Over 60 Local Officials Call on Congress to Protect Local Authority to Restrict Toxic Pesticides in the Farm Bill

In an effort to protect the rights of communities nationwide, over 60 local officials from across the country sent a letter to Congress today...


Sep 05, 2018, 08:30 ET Health Groups Say House GOP Seeks to Scuttle Playground Bans on Glyphosate

More than 50 city and county ordinances banning the use of the toxic weed killer glyphosate on local playgrounds, parks and schoolyards could be...


Aug 23, 2018, 08:30 ET In Legal Settlement General Mills Will Remove "100% Natural" Label Claim from Product, Consumer Groups Announce

Three nonprofit groups today jointly announced that they have resolved a consumer-protection action filed by the groups against General Mills on...


Jan 04, 2018, 05:01 ET Largest City in Maine Joins City-Wide Shift to Organic Land Management, According to Beyond Pesticides

Joining the national movement to require organic land management of its public and private property, the City Council of Portland, Maine voted...


Aug 14, 2017, 15:13 ET Beyond Pesticides Journal Articles Link Pesticides to Soil Microbiota and Gut Microbiome Poisoning and Resulting Diseases

With increasing scientific understanding about the importance of beneficial bacteria in soil and the human body —microbiota in the soil and...


Aug 03, 2017, 15:10 ET Court Overturns Montgomery County, MD Pesticide Restrictions, Groups Say Decision Defies Local Authority to Protect Health

Today, a Circuit Court for the state of Maryland struck down key components of the landmark "Healthy Lawns Act" pesticide ordinance passed in...


May 05, 2017, 10:38 ET Beyond Pesticides Sues Mott's for Labeling Pesticide-Laden Applesauce "Natural"

A national environmental health organization today sued Mott's, under consumer protection law, for false and misleading "natural" labeling of...


Apr 14, 2017, 09:25 ET Beyond Pesticides Report Documents Threats to Aquatic Life, Calls for Phase-Out of Neonicotinoid Use

As pollinators nationwide suffer severe declines tied to widespread exposure to pesticides, particularly a family of insecticides known as...


Mar 30, 2017, 10:51 ET Environmental Groups Call on Amazon, to Remove Pollinator-Toxic Products from Website

Over 30 environmental and public health groups, joined by several environmentally conscious businesses, sent a letter today to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, ...


Mar 02, 2017, 16:16 ET U.S. Agriculture Still Using Antibiotics that Cause Bacterial Resistance to Life-Saving Medicines, Problem Eliminated in Organic Production, Says Beyond Pesticides Report

A new report identifies antibiotic use in conventional plant and animal agriculture as contributing to bacterial resistance to critical life-saving...


Oct 26, 2016, 04:12 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 bee-toxic ...


Sep 14, 2016, 05:39 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, elected ...


Sep 02, 2016, 07:19 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 antibacterial...


Jun 23, 2016, 04:54 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 public...


Jun 21, 2016, 02:41 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 that the U....


Jun 13, 2016, 04:19 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 for...


May 20, 2016, 04:29 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 provide a...


Mar 01, 2016, 04:29 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. Environmental...


Jan 06, 2016, 04:30 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 used...


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 the...


Jul 14, 2015, 05:29 ET Beyond Pesticides Notifies State of Colorado of Illegal Pesticide Use on Cannabis Crops

Beyond Pesticides submitted a letter to the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) today highlighting violations of federal law and encouraging CDA ...


Jun 25, 2015, 03:00 ET Beyond Pesticides Applauds EU's Decision to Ban Triclosan, While EPA and FDA Reject Calls for U.S. Ban

The agency responsible for chemical oversight in the European Union announced today that the antibacterial pesticide, triclosan, is toxic and...


May 19, 2015, 02:45 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...