Pesticide Action Network North America
Rating: 5 stars 2 reviews
Issues: Food, Environment, International
Location: 1611 Telegraph Avenue Suite 1200 Oakland CA 94612 USA
Results: • Carcinogenic strawberry pesticide blocked — On March 20, together with a coalition of partners in California and across the nation, we won a six-year campaign to block methyl iodide when its maker, Arysta LifeScience, the largest privately held pesticide company in the world, pulled the fumigant off the entire U.S. market. • Documenting and reducing exposure to airborne pesticides in the U.S. (through community-based partnerships in California, Florida, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Washington and other states and a national campaign that led to substantial new restrictions on hazardous fumigants); • Eliminating persistent pesticides worldwide, including endosulfan in April 2011, primarily through advocating addition of pesticides to the Stockholm Convention's list of chemicals to be phased out internationally; and • Promoting smaller-scale, ecological farming to feed the world. PAN staff were lead authors in the April 2008 UN International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development.
Programs: Rolling back corporate influence; protecting children from exposure to pesticides; and promoting food democracy.
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This organization doesn't focus only on local issues--they care about not just Americans but about the welfare of people all over the world. Their vision is the big picture. Ultimately, it's sustainability--how the production of food and the use of pesticides has to be addressed with long-term goals in mind, not short-term profits. I am happy to support this organization achieve their goals.
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