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International Appeal for a ban of highly hazardous pesticides

We are writing to articulate our serious concerns regarding the authorisation renewal assessment report on glyphosate that was produced under the aegis of German authorities and forms the basis for the ongoing peer review by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). 2 The WHO’s International Agency for the Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified glyphosate as a “probable carcinogen”.

In 2014, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a negative opinion on Dow agroscience’s new Sulfoxaflor insecticide. The pesticide was qualified as ‘highly toxic to bees’ by the Authority and it identified crucial toxicity data gaps, which makes a proper risk assessment for bees impossible. The chemical is similar to the "neonicotinoids", the pesticides upon which EU has put a "moratorium" due to their toxicity to bees. Despite these facts, DG Sante and the EU member states authorised Sulfoxaflor on 27 July 2015, completely bypassing the pesticide regulation. PAN Europe requests the European Court of Justice to cancel this unjustified approval.

In this newsletter, read about the on-going actions of PAN-Europe towards a reduced use of pesticides in the EU: pesticide-free town, endocrine disruptors and Integrated Pest Management among other topics.

International Organisation for Biological Control (IOBC-wprs), International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA) and Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN-Europe) wish to illustrate what Integrated Pest Management (IPM) means, and how the Sustainable Use Directive can be implemented.

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