PAN in the Media

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

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Media: 28th July 2020

Financial Times: Rapeseed decline raises post-Brexit fears for UK farmers

Financial Times: Rapeseed decline raises post-Brexit fears for UK farmers

Media: 27th July 2020

Examiner Live: Thousands sign petition urging Sheffield Council to ditch deadly weedkiller

Examiner Live: Thousands sign petition urging Sheffield Council to ditch deadly weedkiller

Media: 20th July 2020

The National: Group leads campaign to make Edinburgh pesticide-free

The National: Group leads campaign to make Edinburgh pesticide-free

Media: 13th July 2020

Farmers Guardian: Wildlife Trusts calls for pesticide use to be slashed by 50 per cent

Farmers Guardian - Wildlife Trusts calls for pesticide use to be slashed by 50 per cent

Media: 11th July 2020

The Guardian: My allotment was once a casual hobby. Since lockdown, it’s become a lifeline

The Guardian: My allotment was once a casual hobby. Since lockdown, it's become a lifeline

Media: 10th July 2020

Financial Times: Activists urge more scrutiny of standards in trade deals

Financial Times: Activists urge more scrutiny of standards in trade deals

Media: 8th July 2020

Unearthed: Loophole keeps bee-killing pesticides in widespread use

Unearthed: Loophole keeps bee-killing pesticides in widespread use

Media: 8th July 2020

The Guardian: Halve UK pesticide use to save insects

Guardian - Halve UK pesticide use to save insects

Media: 8th July 2020

Farmers Weekly: Industry reacts to report calling for massive cut in pesticide use

Farmers Weekly: Industry reacts to report calling for massive cut in pesticide use

Podcast: 29th June 2020

Manchester Green New Deal Podcast: When are we going to put nature above profit?

Manchester Green New Deal Podcast - When are we going to put nature above profit?

Media: 26th June 2020

Daily Mail: £9bn for victims who say weedkiller gave them cancer

Daily Mail - £9bn for victims who say weedkiller gave them cancer

Media: 21st June 2020

Daily Mail: A race to the bottom with American mega farms will have a devastating effect on our wildlife

Daily Mail: A race to the bottom with American mega farms will have a devastating effect on our wildlife

Media: 19th June 2020

BBC Radio 4: Farming Today – Biopesticides with Nick Mole

Farming Today - Biopesticides with Nick Mole

Media: 14th June 2020

Daily Mail: Fears over flood of toxic chemicals

Daily Mail: Fears over flood of toxic chemicals

Media: 13th June 2020

Yorkshire Bylines: Trade deals could mean more dangerous pesticides

Yorkshire Bylines: Trade deals could mean more dangerous pesticides

Media: 9th June 2020

Defra Blog: Pesticide regulations in new trade deals

Defra Blog: Pesticide regulations in new trade deals

Media: 9th June 2020

Telegraph: US trade deal could open door to pesticide use

Telegraph: US trade deal could open door to pesticide use

Media: 9th June 2020

BBC Radio 4 – Farming Today: Pesticides and trade deals

Farming Today - Pesticides and trade deals

Media: 9th June 2020

Farmers Weekly: Pesticide standards could drop to compete with cheap imports

Farmers Weekly: Pesticide standards could drop to compete with cheap imports

Media: 9th June 2020

Phys.Org: UK pesticide standards could be slashed in new trade deals

Phys.Org: UK pesticide standards could be slashed in new trade deals

Media: 9th June 2020

Ecologist: Pesticide threat from Brexit trade deals

Ecologist: Pesticide threat from Brexit trade deals

Media: 9th June 2020

Independent: The UK should not let its pesticide standards slip during US trade talks

Independent: The UK should not let its pesticide standards slip during US trade talks by Baskut Tuncak

Media: 9th June 2020

Which?: Comments on Pesticide Action Network’s trade report

Which?: Comments on Pesticide Action Network's trade report

Media: 9th June 2020

Farming UK: Pesticide rules could weaken if UK bows to US demands

Farming UK: Pesticide rules could weaken if UK bows to US demands

Media: 9th June 2020

Eastern Daily Press: Post-Brexit trade deals could lower pesticide standards

Eastern Daily Press: Post-Brexit trade deals could lower pesticide standards

Media: 8th June 2020

Independent: UK could lower pesticide standards to US levels in exchange for trade deal

Independent: UK could lower pesticide standards to US levels in exchange for trade deal

Media: 26th March 2020

Morning Star: US-Britain trade talks must cease until pandemic is over

Morning Star - 26th March 2020 - US-Britain trade talks must ceased until pandemic is over

Media: 12th March 2020

Horticulture Week: Supermarkets called on to remove pesticides

Horticulture Week - Supermarkets called on to remove pesticides

Media: 9th March 2020

My Green Pod: Supermarkets urged to take pesticides off shelves

My Green Pod - Supermarkets urged to take pesticides off shelves

Media: 20th February 2020

The Guardian: Firms making billions from ‘highly hazardous pesticides’

The Guardian: Firms making billions from 'highly hazardous pesticides'

Media: 13th February 2020

Fashion United: Cotton Ranking 2020 – widening gap between sustainability leaders and laggers

Fashion United: Cotton Ranking 2020 - widening gap between sustainability leaders and laggers

Media: 13th February 2020

Retail Gazette: Adidas named global leader in sourcing sustainable cotton

Retail Gazette: Adidas named global leader in sourcing sustainable cotton

Media: 13th February 2020

Fibre2Fashion: Adidas tops Cotton Ranking 2020 for sustainable cotton

Fibre2Fashion: Adidas tops Cotton Ranking 2020 for sustainable cotton

Media: 1st February 2020

Gardeners’ World: Pesticides in supermarkets

Gardeners' World - Pesticides in supermarkets

Media: 31st January 2020

Bloomberg Environment: Four pesticides could show UK’s post-Brexit regulation plans

Bloomberg Environment - Four pesticides could show UK's post-Brexit regulation plans

Media: 15th January 2020

Euractiv: EU to ban the insecticide thiacloprid

Euractiv - EU to ban the insecticide thiacloprid

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
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