Letters

March 2017

CSOs Open Letter to the European Commission on agri-business mergers

Brussels, 27 March 2017

We, the undersigned organisations, call on the European Commission to reject the impending mergers of the world’s biggest agrochemical and seed companies.

In an already concentrated market, the world’s largest agri-business companies are proposing mergers – of Dow Chemical with DuPont, Monsanto with Bayer AG, and Syngenta with ChemChina. These mergers would exacerbate the problems caused by industrial farming – with negative consequences for the public, farmers and farm workers, consumers, the environment, and food security.

March 2017

Open Letter to DG Sante on the Implementation of the Sustainable Use Directive on Pesticides

Re: Open letter on implementation of the Sustainable Use Directive on pesticides

Brussels, 21 March 2017

Dear Mrs Colombo, Dr Mr Miko

March 2017

NGO Open letter on lobby transparency

Dear Vice President Guillaume, Dear Ms Hübner,

Inter-institutional negotiations on EU lobby transparency

As the negotiations between the European Parliament, the Commission and the Council on a revised
lobby transparency register will shortly get underway, we hope that the European Parliament will
stand firm as both an advocate for strong lobby transparency, and also as an advocate for a fully
transparent and open negotiating process which champions the public interest.

March 2017

Open letter on the independence and transparency of ECHA’s Risk Assessment Committee

6 March 2017
Mr Geert Dancet                     
Executive Director
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

Dear Mr Dancet,

On 8 and 15 March, the European Chemicals Agency’s Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) will discuss the hazard classification of Europe’s most heavily used weedkiller, glyphosate. We are writing to expressour concerns in relation to the independence and transparency of this Committee.

March 2017

Civil Society Statement on the Reform of European Agricultural Policies

Good Food, Good Farming – Now!

We, the undersigned organisations, believe that the European food and farming system is broken: that it is working for the interests of a few to the de triment of the majority of people,
farmers, and the planet.
 

November 2016

Criteria on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals - EU Member States unprotected

Monday 14th of November 2016

To: Health, Environment and Agriculture Ministers

 

Dear Minister,

Ahead of the discussions on the criteria for endocrine disrupting chemicals in the Standing Committee of Food Animals Food and Feed on 18.11.2016 under the Pesticides 1107/2009 and Biocides 528/2012 Regulations, we would to like to share our concerns regarding the revised draft Commission proposal.

June 2016

EU Health Commissioner chooses to protect the industry profit rather than the Health of Europeans and the environment

Dear Minister,

The Health Directory for the European Commission has failed to fulfil its duty to produce scientific criteria for endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that will protect the health of humans, animals and the environment from exposure to these chemicals.

June 2016

Phase out of the pesticide glyphosate

Dear Commission President Juncker,

Dear Health Commissioner Andriukaitis,

We – the thirty one signatories of European environmental, health, trade union, consumer protection and medical organisations – call on you to stop any further prolongation of the authorization of Glyphosate for the following reasons.

May 2016

Pan International letter to the JMPR for the assessment of glyphosate

Dear experts of the Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues,

We are writing to you on the behalf of Pesticide Action Network International, a global network of civil society organisations that work to replace hazardous pesticides with environmentally friendly alternatives[1]. With this letter we would like to express our concerns about the possible weaknesses of the regulatory assessment of glyphosate in relation to its carcinogenic potential that may be putting human health and the environment at risk.

April 2016

European NGOs call on the MEPs to support the plenary voting against glyphosate re-approval

Dear Member of the European Parliament,

On April 13th, you will vote on the Environment Committee’s objection to the Commission’s proposal to renew the EU license for glyphosate, the active ingredient in many widely used herbicides.

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