PAN in the Media

A selection of our press releases and stories in the media.

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Media: 1st December 2019

Talk Radio: Supermarket ranking on pesticides (click on 08:00-08:30 slot, starts at 20:52)

Talk Radio - 1st December 2019 - Supermarket ranking on pesticides

Media: 28th November 2019

The Guardian: UK supermarkets ‘not transparent enough’ about pesticide use

Guardian - UK supermarkets not transparent enough about pesticides

Media: 28th November 2019

Horticulture Week: Pricier supermarkets doing more to tackle pesticides”, finds pressure group survey

Horticulture Week - Pricier supermarkets doing more to tackle pesticides

Media: 28th November 2019

Mongabay: UK supermarkets criticized over pesticide use

Mongabay - 28th November 2019 - UK supermarkets criticized over pesticide use

Media: 28th November 2019

The Grocer: Hazardous pesticides remaining in supermarket supply chains, warns report

The Grocer - Hazardous pesticides remaining in supermarket supply chains

Media: 21st November 2019

Footprint: Campaigners warn of pesticide cocktail increase

Footprint - Campaigners warn of pesticide cocktail increase

Media: 15th November 2019

The War on Wildlife Project: Podcast

War on Wildlife Project - A podcast featuring Nick Mole

Media: 13th November 2019

The Scotsman: Call for end to routine pesticide use to avert insect catastrophe

The Scotsman - Call for end to routine pesticide use to avert insect catastrophe

Media: 13th November 2019

Green World: Report calls for urgent action to halt insect decline

Green World - Report calls for urgent action to halt insect decline

Media: 13th November 2019

Food Navigator: ‘Insect apocalypse’ poses risk to food production

Food Navigator - Insect apocalypse poses risk to food production

Media: 13th November 2019

Common Dreams: Conservationist Warns ‘Unnoticed Apocalypse’ of Insects ‘Should Set Alarms Ringing

Common Dreams - Conservationists warn unnoticed apocalypse of insects

Media: 13th November 2019

The Wildlife Trusts: Urgent action for insects needed

The Wildlife Trusts - Urgent action for insects needed - new report reveals

Media: 5th November 2019

Pro Landscaper: Rochdale Borough Council is reducing its use of pesticides

Pro Landscaper - Rochdale Borough Council is reducing its use of pesticides

Media: 25th October 2019

Bailiwick Express: Guernsey could become a “green leader”

Bailiwick Express - Guernsey could become green leader

Media: 22nd October 2019

Wicked Leeks: Report exposes ‘pesticide cocktail’ effect

Wicked Leeks - Report exposes pesticide cocktail effect

Media: 22nd October 2019

Daily Express: Our food tainted by cocktail of pesticides

Daily Express (Print) - Our food tainted by cocktail of pesticides

Media: 21st October 2019

Farming UK: UK public at risk from ‘pesticide cocktails’

Farming UK - UK public at risk from pesticide cocktails

Media: 21st October 2019

The Guardian: Brexit may expose Britons to more pesticides – report

Guardian - Brexit may expose Britons to more pesticides

Media: 21st October 2019

Fresh Produce Journal: UK ‘failing to protect us from pesticide cocktails’

Fresh Produce Journal: UK ‘failing to protect us from pesticide cocktails’

Media: 14th October 2019

Organic UK: Pesticide use in organic farming

Organic UK - Pesticide use in organic farming

Media: 10th October 2019

ENDS Report: Green groups call for more clarity on pesticides rules after Brexit

Ends Report - Green groups call for more clarity on pesticides rules after Brexit

Media: 9th October 2019

The Ecologist: Regulating pesticides post-Brexit

The Ecologist - Regulating pesticides post-Brexit

Media: 4th October 2019

IEG Policy: Replacing glyphosate in Europe: it’s doable, but complicated

IEG Policy - Replacing glyphosate in Europe

Media: 28th August 2019

Hackney Gazette: Hackney Council praised by environmental campaigner for pioneering glyphosate-free trial

Hackney Gazette - Hackney Council praised by environmental campaigner

Media: 23rd August 2019

Hackney Citizen: Town Hall introduces glyphosate ‘no spray’ zone in Homerton

Hackney Citizen - Town Hall introduces no spray zone

Media: 18th August 2019

Swiss News: Radical change is needed to ensure farms produce healthy food

Swiss News - Radical change is needed to ensure farms produce healthy food

Media: 8th August 2019

Healthy Life Essex: Pesticide-Free Towns

Healthy Life Essex - Pesticide-Free Towns

Media: 26th July 2019

Derry Journal: Pink Ladies officer concerned over widespread use of glyphosate

Derry Journal - Pink Ladies officer concerned over widespread use of glyphosate

Media: 18th July 2019

Food Research Collaboration: Pesticides and SIs

Food Research Collaboration - Pesticides and SIs

Media: 17th July 2019

The Guardian: Radical change is needed to ensure farms produce healthy food

Radical change is needed to ensure farms produce healthy food.

Media: 8th July 2019

BBC Horizon: The Honest Supermarket – what’s really in our food?

(starts at 19:50 minutes)

BBC Horizon: The Honest Supermarket - what's really in our food?

Media: 26th June 2019

Brighton & Hove News: Brighton and Hove’s public green spaces to be pesticide-free

Brighton & Hove public spaces to be pesticide-free

Media: 20th June 2019

Burnley Express: Campaigners call for weedkiller ban across parks, schools and play areas in Burnley

Burnley Express - Campaigners call for weedkiller ban across parks, schools and play areas in Burnley

Media: 12th June 2019

The Guardian: UK accused of ‘silently eroding’ EU pesticide rules in Brexit laws

UK accused of 'silently eroding' EU pesticide rules in Brexit laws

Media: 26th May 2019

BBC Countryfile: Could chemical-free farming ever become a reality?
(starts at 14:15 mins)

BBC Countryfile - Could chemical-free farming ever become a reality?

Media: 16th May 2019

Technology Networks: Warnings of silent erosion of UK pesticide regulations

Technology Networks - Warnings of silent erosion of UK pesticide regulations

Media: 16th May 2019

Nature World News: Transfer of EU powers leads to silent erosion of UK pesticide regulations

Nature World News - Transfer of EU powers leads to silent erosion of UK pesticide regulations

Media: 15th May 2019

BBC Farming Today: Reaction to another Roundup ruling on cancer

BBC Farming Today - Reaction to another Roundup ruling on cancer

Media: 15th May 2019

EurekAlert: Transfer of EU powers leads to silent erosion of UK pesticide regulations

Eurekalert - Transfer of EU powers leads to silent erosion of UK pesticide regulations

Media: 11th May 2019

The Developer: 98% of councils use weedkiller linked to cancer in public spaces

The Developer - 98% of councils use weedkiller linked to cancer in public spaces

Media: 9th May 2019

European Interest: EC documents reveal a fight to cripple important European pesticide protections

European Interest - EC documents reveal a fight to cripple important European pesticide protections

Media: 26th April 2019

PitchCare: RSPB resigns from government’s pesticides forum after chemical use soars

PitchCare - RSPB resigns from government’s pesticides forum after chemical use soars

Media: 26th April 2019

The Guardian: Brazil finds worrying levels of pesticides in water of 1,400 towns

Guardian - Brazil finds worrying levels of pesticides in water of 1,400 towns

Media: 25th April 2019

The Argus: Four major parties support ban on toxic pesticides in Brighton

The Argus - Four major parties support ban on pesticides in Brighton & Hove

Media: 24th April 2019

Farming UK: Green groups resign from government pesticide bodies over ‘inaction’

Farming UK - Green groups resign from government pesticide bodies

Media: 24th April 2019

The Ecologist: Glyphosate risks ‘last for generations’

The Ecologist - Glyphosate risks last for generations

Media: 23rd April 2019

Farmers Weekly: Environment groups resign from government’s pesticides forum

Farmers Weekly - Environment groups resign from pesticides forum

Media: 23rd April 2019

ENDS Report: NGOs quit DEFRA pesticides forum over ‘deep environmental concerns’

NGOs quit DEFRA pesticides forum over deep environmental concerns

Media: 22nd April 2019

Harper’s Bazaar: Katharine Hamnett: “Human actions are threatening the very existence of life on earth”

Harper's Bazaar: Katharine Hamnett: "Human actions are threatening the very existence of life on earth"

Media: 19th April 2019

The Telegraph: RSPB resigns from government’s pesticides forum after chemical use soars

The Telegraph - RSPB resigns from government's pesticides forum

Media: 17th April 2019

SwissInfo: Syngenta slammed for hazardous pesticide profits

Swiss Info - Syngenta slammed for hazardous pesticide profits

Media: 5th April 2019

The Guardian: UK Councils assess weedkiller use after US cancer court case

The Guardian: UK Councils assess weedkiller use after US cancer court case

Media: 4th April 2019

Latest TV: With just one month to go until the Brighton and Hove Council elections on 2nd May, concerned residents are asking candidates of all political parties to pledge to make the city pesticide-free if elected.

With just one month to go until the Brighton and Hove Council elections on 2nd May, concerned residents are asking candidates of all political parties to pledge to make the city pesticide-free if elected.

Media: 2nd April 2019

Sustain: Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Campaign

Sustain - Make Brighton & Hove Pesticide-Free

Media: 2nd April 2019

BBC Radio Sussex: Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Campaign (watch from 01:43:10)

BBC Radio Sussex - Pesticide-Free Brighton & Hove Campaign

Media: 1st April 2019

Bel Jacobs: Maria Chenoweth – 20 years of TRAID

Bel Jacobs - Maria Chenoweth - 20 Years of TRAID

Media: March 2019

Vegan Organic Network: Brexit and Pesticides – UK food and agriculture at a crossroads

Media - Vegan Organic Network - March 2019

Media: 25th January 2019

Ilford Recorder: Herbicide linked to cancer used in parks in Redbridge

Ilford Recorder - Herbicide linked to cancer used in parks in Redbridge

Media: 12th December 2018

Food Safety News: UK unprepared to regulate pesticides after Brexit

Food Safety News - UK unprepared to regulate pesticides after Brexit

Media: 5th December 2018

Farming UK: UK ‘woefully unprepared’ to regulate pesticides after Brexit

Farming UK - UK woefully unprepared to regulate pesticides after Brexit

Media: 28th October 2018

Daily Mail: Nine out of ten UK councils STILL uses weed killer feared to be carcinogenic

Daily Mail - Nine out of ten UK councils STILL uses weed killer feared to be carcinogenic

Media: 11th October 2018

Camden New Journal: Camden to continue using glyphosate weedkiller

Camden New Journal - Camden to continue using glyphosate

Media: 1st October 2018

LUSH Soapbox: I live in a pesticide-free town

Lush Soapbox - I live in a pesticide-free town

Media: 22nd September 2018

Portsmouth News: Pesticides harm wildlife

Portsmouth News - Pesticides harm wildlife

Media: 3rd September 2018

Independent: Dangerous industrial-strength pesticides being marketed to amateurs online

Dangerous industrial-strength pesticides being marketed to amateurs online

Media: 2nd September 2018

Unearthed: Industrial-strength weedkillers marketed to amateurs on eBay

Industrial-strength weedkillers marketed to amateurs

Media: 27th August 2018

Mongabay: Brazil’s pesticide poisoning problem poses global dilemma

Mongabay - Brazils pesticide poisoning problem

Media: 14th August 2018

BBC London Evening News: Should glyphosate be banned in London?

BBC Evening News - Should glyphosate be banned

Media: 13th August 2018

BBC News with Victoria Derbyshire: Should some weedkillers be banned?
(Starts at 1 hour 47 mins)

BBC News with Victoria Derbyshire - Should some weedkillers be banned?

Media: 11th August 2018

ITV News: Maker of Roundup weedkiller forced into huge payout over health risks

ITV News - 11th August 2018 - Maker of Roundup weedkiller forced into huge payout over health risks

Media: 23rd July 2018

HAM & HIGH: Campaigners call for Camden Council to ditch controversial weedkiller

Ham & High - Campaigners call for Camden Council to ditch controversial weedkiller

Media: 7th June 2018

THE GUARDIAN: Pesticide use in the UK’s intensive agriculture

The Guardian - Pesticide use in the UK’s intensive agriculture

Media: 9th May 2018

HORTICULTURE WEEK: Anti-pesticide councillors elected to London boroughs

Horticulture Week - Anti-pesticide councillors elected to London boroughs

Media: 22nd May 2018

Talk Radio Europe: Nick Mole discusses the problems associated with pesticides with Bill Padley

Talk Radio Europe - Nick Mole chats with Bill Padley

Media: 9th May 2018

THE ENDS REPORT: Public pesticide ban gaining support on London borough councils

The ENDS Report - Public pesticide ban gaining support on London borough councils

Media: 1st May 2018

LYST: Let’s talk about sustainability

Lyst - 1st May 2018 - Lets talk about sustainability

Press Release: 30th April 2018

PAN INTERNATIONAL: Global network responds to UN Symposium on Soil Pollution

PAN International Press Release - Global Symposium on Soil Pollution

Media: 27th April 2018

THE GUARDIAN: EU agrees total ban on bee-harming pesticides

Guardian - 27th April 2018 - EU agrees ban on neonicotinoids

Media: 24th April 2018

LUSH TIMES: Farming organic cotton without the need for pesticides

Lush Times - 24th April 2018 - Farming cotton without pesticides

Media: 17th April 2018

ENFIELD INDEPENDENT: Campaign launched to ban toxic pesticides in London

Enfield Independent - Campaign launched to ban toxic pesticides in London

Media: 17th April 2018

TIMES SERIES: Campaign launched to ban toxic pesticides in London

Times Series - Ban toxic pesticides in London

Press Release: 17th April 2018

PAN UK: Campaign launched to ban toxic pesticides in London

Press Release - Campaign to ban pesticides in London

Media: 4th April 2018

THE ECOLOGIST: Campaigners accuse farming lobby of misleading public over pesticides

The Ecologist - Campaigners accuse farming lobby of misleading public over pesticides

Media: 4th April 2018

WILDLIFE & COUNTRYSIDE LINK: The time is right to turn away from chemical pesticides

Wildlife and Countryside Link - 4th April 2018 - The time is right to turn away from chemical pesticides

Press Release: 28th March 2018

PAN UK: The hidden rise of UK pesticide use

Press release - The hidden rise of UK pesticide use

Media: 22nd March 2018

BRINKWIRE: Environmentalists skeptical of ‘breakthrough’ on bee-friendly pesticides

Brinkwire

Media: 27th February 2018

THE GUARDIAN: Please don’t stop giving to charity – these Ethiopian farmers show how crucial it is

The Guardian - Please don’t stop giving to charity – these Ethiopian farmers show how crucial it is

Media: 21st January 2018

FARMERS GUARDIAN: New poll finds public uneasy about pesticide use

Farmers Guardian - New poll finds public uneasy about pesticide use

Media: 12th January 2018

JUST-STYLE: Ethiopia achieves its first organic cotton certification

Just Style - Ethiopia achieves its first organic cotton certification

Media: 11th January 2018

TRAID: 200 cotton farmers first in Ethiopia to gain organic certification

TRAID - 200 cotton farmers first in Ethiopia to gain organic certification

Media: 19th December 2017

HUFFINGTON POST: Vast majority of public want to keep EU bans on pesticides

Huffington Post - Vast majority of public want to keep EU bans on pesticides

Media: 10th December 2017

DAILY MAIL: Alarming chemical cocktail sprayed on your fruit and veg

Daily Mail - Alarming chemical cocktail sprayed on your fruit and veg

Media: 27th November 2017

THE TELEGRAPH: Number of toxic chemicals applied to vegetables has risen 17 fold since 1960s

The Telegraph - Number of toxic chemicals applied to vegetables has risen

Media: 10th November 2017

THE GUARDIAN: Michael Gove is backing a ban on bee-killing pesticides

The Guardian - Michael Gove is backing a ban on bee-killing pesticides

Media: 12th October 2017

SOURCING JOURNAL: PAN UK report cites uneven progress in pesticide use in cotton farming

Sourcing Journal - PAN UK report cites uneven progress in pesticide use in cotton

Press Release: 2nd October 2017

PAN UK: Leading brands improve performance on sustainable cotton but many still fall short.

Press release - leading brands improve performance on sustainable cotton but many still fall short

Media: 22nd September 2017

THE GUARDIAN: Assumed safety of pesticide use is false, says top government scientist

The Guardian - Assumed safety of pesticide use is false

Media: 11th September 2017

DAILY MAIL: The 20 foods worth splashing out on to buy organic

Daily Mail - The 20 foods worth splashing out on to buy organic

Media: 5th September 2017

THE GUARDIAN: Free school fruit contains multiple pesticides, UK report shows

The Guardian - Free school fruit contains multiple pesticides, UK report shows

Media: 5th September 2017

RIVERFORD: Multiple pesticides found in free school fruit and veg

Media: 5th September 2017

DAILY MAIL: Chemicals from 13 pesticides are discovered on fruit and vegetables handed out at school to millions of children aged four to six

Daily Mail - Chemicals from 13 pesticides are discovered on fruit and vegetables handed out at school

Media: 5th September 2017

THE SUN: Four in five pieces of fruit and veg given to kids at school contain traces of pesticides ‘linked to CANCER and infertility’

The Sun - Apple a day

Media: 5th September 2017

THE ECOLOGIST: Cocktail of pesticide residues in fruit and vegetables given to schoolchildren

The Ecologist - Cocktail of pesticide residues in fruit and vegetables given to schoolchildren

Media: 5th September 2017

THE MIRROR: Toxic fruit and veg given free to millions of pupils as it’s revealed harmful pesticides in 84% foods tested

The Mirror - Toxic fruit and veg given free to millions of pupils as it's revealed harmful pesticides in 84% foods tested

Press Release: 5th September 2017

PAN UK: Daily cost of 1p extra per child could end schoolchildren’s exposure to cocktail of pesticides

Press release - Daily cost of 1p extra per child could end schoolchildren’s exposure to cocktail of pesticides

Media: 26th July 2017

LOCALGOV: The cost of glyphosate-based weed killers

LocalGov - The cost of glyphosate-based weed killers

Media: 7th March 2017

INDEPENDENT: ‘Aggressive’ firms peddling myth pesticides are needed to feed world condemned by UN

Independent - Aggressive firms peddling myth pesticides are needed to feed world condemned by UN

Media: 8th February 2017

THE ECOLOGIST: Fighting the Brexit threat to pesticide laws

The Ecologist - Fighting the Brexit threat to pesticide laws

Media: 25th August 2016

THE ECOLOGIST: Dark days ahead for British agriculture?

The Ecologist - Dark days ahead for British agriculture?

Media: 9th August 2014

THE GUARDIAN: Cotton trade: where does your T-shirt grow?

The Guardian - Cotton trade - where does your t-shirt grow