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  • New report reveals shocking reality of paraquat dichloride retailing on India

    New report reveals shocking reality of paraquat dichloride retailing on IndiaPress Release | 8th April 2017This report presents kind of practices being pursued in selling paraquat dichloride, a toxic chemical, in India. Data collected from the State of West Bengal shows that practices are casual and basic, violating Indian national laws as well as the […]

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  • International Network Welcomes UN Special Rapporteur’s Call for Global Regulation of Pesticides

    International Network Welcomes UN Special Rapporteur’s Call for Global Regulation of PesticidesPress Release |7th March 2017Geneva, Switzerland – Pesticide Action Network (PAN) International welcomes the release today of the report on the use of agricultural pesticides by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food. Special Rapporteur Hilal Elver today presented her report […]

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  • PAN India welcomes Pesticide ban order; demands extension to include all 66 banned/restricted elsewhere

    The decision to ban 18 pesticides in India brings hope, but it should be extended to include all the pesticides banned/restricted elsewhere and still used in India Press Release | 10th January 2017Pesticide Action Network (PAN) India welcomes the decision by Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Government of India, to ban manufacture, import, […]

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  • Workshop on Climate Crisis and Food Sovereignty for Rural Women

    Workshop on Climate Crisis and Food Sovereignty for Rural WomenPress Release | 14th October 2016An awareness creation workshop on ‘Food security and the Changing Climate’ as part of the 16 days of global action on Land & Resources – Defend food sovereignty! Strengthen community resilience amid climate crisis! for rural women in Meenangadi Panchayat on […]

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  • Comprehensive New Review of Monsanto’s Glyphosate Underscores Urgent Need for Global Action

    Comprehensive New Review of Monsanto’s Glyphosate Underscores Urgent Need for Global ActionPress Release | 10th October 2016In a “state of the science” review released today, PAN International presents a large body of research documenting the adverse human health and environmental impacts of glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicides and underscores the need for a global phase-out. Environmental […]

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  • New Report on Human Rights Violations in tea plantations in India

    New Report on Human Rights Violations in tea plantations in IndiaA life without dignity – the price of your cup of tea: Abuses and violations in tea plantations in India In sharp contrast to the images of tranquil, lush, green tea gardens, with which consumers are presented, tea plantation workers are paid poverty wages and […]

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  • Ecological Agriculture is a political activity to ensure safe food for all

    Ecological Agriculture is a political activity to ensure safe food for allPress Release| PAN IndiaReleasing the book, “Replacing chemicals with Biology: Phasing out highly hazardous pesticides with agroecology” at the Kerala Agriculture university campus Vellayani, Thiruvanathapuram, Dr. T M Thomas Isaac M. L. A. (former finance Minister, Kerala) said that the book would certainly be […]

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  • Book release: “Replacing Chemicals with Biology: Phasing out highly hazardous pesticides with agroecology”

    Book release: “Replacing Chemicals with Biology: Phasing out highly hazardous pesticides with agroecology”Press Release by PAN India, Thanal and KAU Students UnionPAN India along with Thanal and KAU Students Union organizing an event at Kerala Aggriculture University Vellayani Campus, Trivandrum on 7th October at 1pm to release the new book on agroecology “Replacing Chemicals with […]

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  • Phasing out highly hazardous pesticides with agroecology: Pesticide Action Network releases book at ICCM4

    Phasing out highly hazardous pesticides with agroecology: Pesticide Action Network releases book at ICCM4 Press Release by PAN International | 29th September 2016 Agroecological practices can increase farm productivity and food security, improve rural livelihoods and adaption to climate change, and reduce the environmental impacts of agriculture. At the 4th International Conference on Chemicals Management […]

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  • Paraquat in India: too big a risk for farmers and workers

    Paraquat in India: too big a risk for farmers and workersPress Release by PAN India, IUF, PAN Asia and the Pacific, Berne DeclarationGeneva, Penang, Thiruvananthapuram, Hyderabad, Zürich |  April 23, 2015  A new report published today Conditions of Paraquat use in India  shows that the herbicide paraquat is widely used under high–risk conditions in India. […]

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