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Volume: 12 Number: 23

Title: Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA)

Source/Sponsoring Agency: Pesticide Action Network North America

URL: http://www.panna.org/

Date Checked: 8/1/2007      Status: Active

Date Annotated: 8/1/2007

Topics: Agriculture Law; Consumer Protection Law; Environmental Law; Food and Drug Law

Other keywords: Agriculture; Health; Pesticides

Contents: Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) is the American regional center for the Pesticide Action Network (PAN), one of five such regional centers worldwide. PAN consists of over 600 nongovernmental organizations, institutions, and individuals in over 90 countries. PAN and PANNA seek “to replace pesticide use with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives.” PANNA sees pesticide use as a health and environmental hazard that both undermines food security and threatens agricultural biodiversity. The website provides a source for publications, as well as explanation of pesticide issues. The Resource Library offers reports, articles, guides, videos, and databases. Topics are numerous, including DDT, hunger and food security, and pesticides and autism. Some material must be purchased, but much of it is available in full-text online. Links to relevant websites, including the PAN Pesticides Database, are provided. The Campaigns and Projects section offers significant discussion of PANNA activities; the group currently focuses on pesticide drift, corporate accountability, and pesticide-free lawn care, among other areas. Among the extensive information in this section are PANNA’s public comments on administrative actions, as well as advice on how individuals can get involved in pesticide matters.

Author of Annotation: M. Morrison


Last Modified: 6/20/2012