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We are seeking an experienced Communications Officer to help raise the profile of PAN UK. This role is an excellent opportunity for a motivated self-starter to take a lead on developing and delivering all of our communications activities.

Key responsibilities include:

•    Working with project staff to develop evidence of PAN UK’s work and impact (e.g. case studies, research, reports) that will engage potential donors and supporters
•    Producing and developing engaging content for use across different communication channels including web, social media, print and video.
•    Leading on the redesign of PAN UK’s website, and then to oversee the day-to-day running of the website.

To find out more, visit our vacancies page
 
Pesticide Action Week 20-30 March PDF Print E-mail
Get involved and join in a week for alternatives to pesticides.

Are you concerned about the use of pesticides in your local area; in parks, playgrounds and schools? Would like to do something about it? If so, PAN UK would like to invite you to take part in this year’s Pesticide Action Week  the global event, held every year in the first ten days of spring, to raise awareness about the health and environmental impacts of pesticides, promote sustainable alternatives and to build a global, grassroots movement for a pesticide-free world.

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PAN UK supports Hawaiian Activists PDF Print E-mail

Hawaii food justice summitHawai'i is a center of global research into GM seeds. Five agro-chemical companies - BASF, Dow, DuPont-Pioneer, Monsanto and Syngenta - spray tonnes of pestcides - sometimes more than 250 applications a year - on their experimental crops, threatening the islands' fragile ecosystem and islanders' health.  But local activists are fighting back and have succeeded in getting new laws to protect their communities. PAN UK, and other NGOs from around the world, took part in a Food Justice Summit to support Hawaiian communities fighting to protect their land. You can read the statement from the summit below.

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List of global restrictions on glyphosate PDF Print E-mail
Prompted by concerns over its impact on human health and the environment, local and national authorities all over the world are restricting the use of the herbicide glyphosate. In this document, we list all of the voluntary and legal restrictions on glyphosate use that we have been able to find.
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MPs to Debate Neonics and Pollinators PDF Print E-mail
On Monday, MPs will debate a petition calling for an immediate halt to the use of neonicotinoid pesticides which have been linked to major declines in bees and other wild pollinators. PAN UK will be following the debate live on twitter (@PAN_UK) and Facebook - click on the links to the right to follow us.

 

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Global No Pesticide Use Day - We don't need Highly Hazardous Pestcicides PDF Print E-mail
photo of coffee grovesDecember 3rd marks global No Pesticide Use Day, dedicated to the memory of the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster in India which killed thousands and injured hundred of thousands of people. Pesticide Action Network International (PAN International) is calling on governments and corporations around the world to ban  Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) and replace them with ecosystem-based alternatives.
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Help us get glyphosate off UK shop shelves PDF Print E-mail
223 glyphosate-containing products are available in the UK for the public to use – PAN UK wants these cancer-causing toxins taken off the shelves, and we need your help to pressure retailers to stop selling them.
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UK Election 2015 – where do the parties stand on pesticide issues? PDF Print E-mail
All the major parties have published their manifestos for the forthcoming general election on 7 May, and as ever, PAN UK were eager to see what promises they make, if elected, to tackle the issue of pesticides, reduce our dependence on them and put a halt to the health and environmental effects that pesticide use is causing in urban and rural localities throughout the UK.

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The problem with glyphosate PDF Print E-mail
The ubiquitous weedkiller glyphosate, popularly sold under the trade name Roundup, among others, has been linked to deaths through poisonings as well as chronic health effects, including cancers and birth defects. Read more in this special release glyphosate factsheet from our partners at PAN Asia & the Pacific
 
UNWANTED PRESENTS AT CHRISTMAS PDF Print E-mail
You might be surprised at how widely pesticides are used in producing many of your Christmas delights. However, overuse and over-reliance on pesticides causes human misery, harms wildlife and causes environmental destruction.
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PAN UK Supports call for public inquiry into sheep dip poisonings PDF Print E-mail
The Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK) welcomes today’s call from Shadow Secretary of Health Andy Burnham for a public inquiry into the issue of organphosphate (OP) sheep dip poisoning suffered by sheep farmers and their families.
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On first anniversary of bee-harming pesticides restriction, more action is needed to protect UK bees PDF Print E-mail
Monday 1st December is the first anniversary of the two-year EU-wide restrictions on certain neonicotinoid pesticides. While the restriction was an important first step, it is clear that further action is needed to protect UK pollinators by giving precedence to scientific facts. One year on, the Bee Coalition is calling for a blanket ban on all neonicotinoid pesticides.

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New National Pollinator Strategy – A welcome approach but too weak on pesticides PDF Print E-mail
The long awaited National Pollinator Strategy is released today by Defra Minister Liz Truss to eager anticipation amongst all those concerned with the plight of pollinators in the UK. And whilst PAN UK broadly welcomes the Strategy, we believe there are key areas where it is weak, particularly in regard to pesticides, and is a missed opportunity for decisive action on this front.
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Pesticides News - subscribe to our regular eNewsletter PDF Print E-mail
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PAN UK's groundbreaking cotton project in Benin is showcased in the Guardian magazine PDF Print E-mail
Picture of cotton farmerPAN UK's organic cotton programme has transformed the lives of thousands of small holder cotton farmers in Benin, west Africa, allowing them to escape the ill-health and poverty caused by the pesticides used in conventional cotton farming.

The benefits of this programme were showcased by the Guardian newspaper, in it's magazine on Saturday 9 August.

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Bee Coalition welcomes MPs’ report examining weak National Pollinator Strategy PDF Print E-mail
Members of the Bee Coalition today welcome the report by MPs on the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) into the Government’s draft National Pollinator Strategy (NPS) which is especially critical of the Government inaction on pesticides increasingly linked to bee and pollinator decline.

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Bees Needs - Bee Coalition welcomes Government’s public ‘Call to Action’ PDF Print E-mail
Picture of honeycombMembers of the Bee Coalition today welcome the Government’s public ‘Call to Action’ to help reverse the decline of bees and other pollinating insects by helping meet their needs for food and a home. The call comes ahead of the Government launching its final National Pollinator Strategy in autumn this year.
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Nearly two-thirds of the bread you eat contains pesticides residues PDF Print E-mail
Picture of breadA report released today by PAN UK in conjunction with the Organic. Naturally Different campaign, reveals that nearly two-thirds (61.5%) of bread products tested by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) between 2000 and 2013, were contaminated with pesticides residues.
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Bee Coalition welcomes new opportunities for bees with reshuffle PDF Print E-mail
Members of The Bee Coalition today appeal to the new Environment Secretary, Liz Truss MP to step up efforts to address pollinator issues.
 
On Tuesday 15th July, Prime Minister David Cameron announced that Liz Truss MP  will take over as Environment Secretary after the sacking of Owen Paterson.
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Govt must uphold ban on bee-toxic pesticides PDF Print E-mail
Ministers must stand up to intense lobbying from the pesticide industry by refusing to allow a banned bee-harming pesticide to be used on Britain’s crops, a coalition of organisations said in a letter to David Cameron today (Tuesday 1 July).
 
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Global Review of Pesticides shows extent of threat from neonicotinoids PDF Print E-mail
A new report released today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) confirms harm to bees from neonicotinoid insecticides and suggests the risks may be far broader.

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