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International Action to Protect Children from Pesticides

Monday, 9 June 2014, 9:18 am | Pesticide Action Network Aotearoa

With the world using about 50 times more pesticides today than six decades ago, their harmful impact on the environment and human health has increased alarmingly – and evidence is growing that children are especially vulnerable. More >>

Chlorpyrifos found in NZ streams- it should have been banned

Thursday, 25 July 2013, 8:46 am | Pesticide Action Network Aotearoa

A just published scientific study* on levels of pesticides in New Zealand streams has found that the most frequently detected pesticide is the organophosphate insecticide chlorpyrifos, found in 87% of samples taken from South Island streams. More >>

More endosulfan residues found in food

Friday, 8 August 2008, 3:41 pm | Pesticide Action Network Aotearoa

Once again the highly controversial pesticide endosulfan hits the news: more residues have been found in tomatoes and capsicums. Endosulfan is a highly toxic pesticide used in New Zealand on a range of vegetables and fruit and also used to kill earthworms ... More >>

Ban Highly Persistent Pesticide From Our Food

Thursday, 10 July 2008, 9:44 am | Pesticide Action Network Aotearoa

An insecticide banned in 55 countries has been found in strawberries, lettuce, capsicum and courgettes in survey results released yesterday by the New Zealand Food Safety Authority. More >>

NZ exports at risk – is ERMA listening?

Friday, 4 July 2008, 12:32 am | Pesticide Action Network Aotearoa

The highly toxic pesticide endosulfan, found in residues all over the world in food, people and the environment, has turned up again in NZ beef exported to Korea, and not surprisingly Korea is not happy. More >>

Pesticide And Breast Cancer Book Launched

Thursday, 28 February 2008, 9:39 am | Pesticide Action Network Aotearoa

Pesticide Action Network Aotearoa New Zealand announces the launching of an important new book – Pesticides & Breast Cancer: A Wake Up Call, authored by New Zealand scientist, Dr Meriel Watts. More >>

Pesticide Action Welcomes Peoples Inquiry

Monday, 12 November 2007, 1:50 pm | Pesticide Action Network Aotearoa

Press Release for PANANZPress Release Pesticide Action Network Aotearoa New Zealand 12 November 2007 Pesticide Action Network Aotearoa New Zealand (PAN ANZ) welcomes the release of the report into the findings of the Peoples Inquiry in to the Effects ... More >>

Time to Ban Aerial Spraying Here Too

Friday, 6 July 2007, 9:58 am | Pesticide Action Network Aotearoa

“Congratulations to the European Union for their enlightened approach to protecting human health and the environment by progressing plans to ban aerial spraying of pesticides”. More >>

WHO irresponsible promoting DDT

Wednesday, 27 September 2006, 10:10 am | Pesticide Action Network Aotearoa

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is being irresponsible promoting DDT, a harmful pesticide, according to the Pesticide Action Network Aotearoa and Safe Food Campaign. The two groups are urging the New Zealand Government to make representations to WHO ... More >>

Quebec Ban On Pesticides Welcomed In New Zealand

Thursday, 27 March 2003, 2:46 pm | Pesticide Action Network Aotearoa

The Pesticide Action Network today welcomed the landmark decision in Quebec to ban the use of a number of pesticides for non-agricultural use. More >>

December 3 - World No Pesticide Use Day

Tuesday, 3 December 2002, 8:38 am | Pesticide Action Network Aotearoa

Community groups in NZ are joining those in Sri Lanka, India , Malaysia, Bangladesh, Nepal, United Kingdom to mark World No Pesticide Day on December 3. More >>

MAF admit they don't know if aerial spray is OK

Monday, 7 October 2002, 4:24 pm | Pesticide Action Network Aotearoa

Environmental Groups are appalled that the Ministry for Agriculture & Forestry (MAF) doesn't know whether or not the aerial spray being used against the Painted Apple Moth in West Auckland contains genetically engineered material. More >>

 
 
 
 
 

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