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Thursday, June 2, 2022

EU Commission refuses to protect children and the unborn against neurotoxic pesticides

Following a letter from PAN Europe highlighting recent scientific findings on the alarming risk posed by neonicotinoid insecticides to children’s brain development, the European Commission answered that no action would be taken to assess the necessity to further restric

Monday, May 30, 2022

Florence joins the European Pesticide Free Towns Network

The city of Florence has signed the Pledge in which it bans pesticides in public places.

Friday, May 20, 2022

World Bee Day: Progresses to protect bees in the EU are too scarce!

On World Bee Day, it is compelling to highlight that the level of protection of bees against pesticides remains far from optimal in the EU.

Monday, May 9, 2022

Pesticides’ role in heart rhythm disorders?

Pesticides such as glyphosate could have a role in heart rhythm disorders (i.e. atrial fibrillation). According to scholars, there are such clear indications of this that the Amsterdam professor Bianca Brundel is going to investigate it more closely.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Pesticides found in EU food: EU citizens are more and more exposed!

On 24 February 2022, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published its latest annual report on pesticide residues in food for the year 2020[1].

Benoît Dupret (Belgian Beekeeper), Isabelle Klopstein (Nature et Progrès Belgium), Antoine Bailleux (lawyer at the Brussels bar) and Martin Dermine (PAN Europe)
Thursday, March 17, 2022

PAN Europe asks the Court of Justice of the EU to put an end to the abusive pesticide derogations regime

Benoît Dupret (Belgian Beekeeper), Isabelle Klopstein (Nature et Progrès Belgium), Antoine Bailleux (lawyer at the Brussels bar) and Martin Dermine (PAN Europe).

 

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

The Industry's Toxic Influence on the European Union's Legislation

On 15 March 2022, Pesticide Action Network Europe joined  a protest at the Forum for the Future of Agriculture in Brussels.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

The European Commission draft proposal to 'reduce' pesticides is a major disappointment

The European Commission has promised to restrict the use of pesticides. This is about time, for numerous researches show the damage to our health and the devastating effect on nature, biodiversity and water quality.

Friday, June 25, 2021

Agrichemicals: European Commission’s Recurrent Lack of Ambition Stands in the Way of Tackling Farmer’s Dependency on Pesticides!

Today, DG Sante has convened stakeholders in a meeting where it presented its proposal for carrying out an impact assessment of the revision of the so-called Sustainable Use of Pesticides Directive (SUD).

Friday, June 11, 2021

Growing sugar beets without neonicotinoids? Austrian farmer testimony show it’s possible

Since their approval in the EU in the 1990s, neonicotinoids have been widely criticized, and then proven to be harmful to bees and other pollinators, as well as to biodiversity as a whole. Several studies also indicate the toxicity of these pesticides on human health.

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