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.
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.

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
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.
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.
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.

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.
Pesticides News - subscribe to our regular eNewsletter PDF Print E-mail
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.

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.

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.
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.
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.
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).
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.

Free tickets to Love Natural Love Organic – thanks to the PAN UK! PDF Print E-mail

Love Natural Love Organic
is a brand new, three day extravaganza, taking place on 4-6 July 2014 at London’s Olympia and you can attend for FREE, thanks to PAN UK!
Call to Action To Make The Planet A Safer Place PDF Print E-mail
On World Environment Day, Pesticide Action Network International (PAN) calls on citizens and governments to take action on highly toxic pesticides and make the planet a safer place. PAN has released an updated list of highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) to call the attention to these dangerous chemicals. 
PAN UK publishes its 2013 Annual Review PDF Print E-mail
photo of Annual Review2013 has been a notable year for PAN UK, with the pesticide threat to bees featuring in headline news across national news media; while we also promoted consumer awareness of pesticides in food; continued our internationally recognised work in Africa to clear obsolete and highly hazardous pesticides, and trained small-holder cotton farmers in profitable organic cultivation; while also providing technical and
scientific expertise to other organisations working to end the use of highly hazardous chemical pesticides. Read about it all in our Annual Review 2013.
PAN UK has moved to new offices PDF Print E-mail
photo of the Brighthelm CentrePAN UK has moved to new offices in Brighton, our new address is:

The Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YD and the new phone number is 01273 964230.

4 February 2014
Can you support PAN UK's work transforming the lives of cotton farmers in Africa? PDF Print E-mail
altIt's harvest time in Benin, as you can see from this joyous young man rolling in his family's harvested cotton. PAN UK's training in organic cotton farming techniques is transforming the lives of thousands of smallholder farmers and their communities in Benin, west Africa. By eliminating harmful chemical pesticides from their cotton cultivation, the farmers are leaving behind the ill-health and the debt-ridden poverty that has blighted their communities for decades.
You can help us to help more small-holder farmers in the developing world by donating at
Coalition of UK environmental organisations urges UK Government to enforce bee-harming pesticide ban PDF Print E-mail
save the bees logoThirteen leading UK environmental organisations are today calling for the UK Government to show its commitment to reversing bee declines by fully enforcing the ban on neonicotinoid pesticides.
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