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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

UN Special Rapporteur advices Italy to significantly reduce pesticide use

On september 20th UN Special Rapporteur on Toxics and Human Rights Marcos Orellano presented his report on pesticide use in Italy.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

The toxic alliance between the FAO and CropLife International

Why did PAN Europe ask the EU to suspend payments to the World Food Organisation FAO? And why is the FAO so closely connected to Croplife International, the lobby organisation of the pesticide industry? An update.

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Why is FAO so complacent with Syngenta’s killer herbicide Paraquat ?

The world food organisation FAO has been strongly critised by civil society organisations for signing a partnership with pesticide lobby organisation Croplife International.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Have your say in the Consultation on the EU Pesticide Reduction Law

The EU has presented a proposal for a new regulation on pesticide reduction. This law will regulate how we deal with pesticides for many years to come and can be a real game changer.

Thursday, June 2, 2022

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

Following a PAN Europe letter highlighting recent scientific findings on the alarming risk posed by neonicotinoid insecticides to children’s brain development, the EU Commission said no action would be taken to assess the necessity to further restrict these toxic pestic

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).

 

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