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Saturday, January 28, 2023

Denmark to ban groundwater polluting fungicide - after 18 years of use

A fungicide that is used a lot in potato cultivation in Denmark is entering groundwater, a new study shows. The Danish authorities will now ban it, after almost 20 years of use.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Cypermethrin: reason to challenge Belgium's authorisation system of toxic pesticides in national court

Fruits and vegetables grown in Belgium are frequently contaminated with residues of dangerous pesticides. These include the beekiller cypermethrin, one of the toxic twelve pesticides that should be banned immediately.

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Insecticides contaminated with Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) need to be urgently addressed

Many pesticides not only contain very harmful active substances. They also contain so called co-formulants that can be very harmful. Often this also includes highly toxic PFAS substances.

What are PFAS?

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Bye bye EU Green Deal ?

At the COP15 in Montreal, an agreement was signed to protect nature and stop the biodiversity loss by 2030. Very urgent and very important. But will it really work in the EU?

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

EU pesticide regulation and Green Deal under attack

The EU Pesticide Reduction proposal SUR is under attack. This could derail the complete EU Green Deal and Farm to Fork strategy.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Far too many pesticides in Spanish food

A lot of food sold in Spain is contaminated with pesticides. Some 125 pesticides were found in 35% of the samples analyzed (57 endocrine disruptors, 64 unauthorized, and 13 candidates for substitution and 4 are on our Toxic 12 list).

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Symposium in Slovenia - Solutions for the transition to agroecology

Ecological transition starts with agronomy, increasing IPM uptake with biocontrol and significant pesticide dependency reductions

Monday, November 21, 2022

Conventional apples - not recommended for babies and children

Non organic apples sold in supermarkets in the Netherlands are not fit for consumption by babies and children.

Monday, October 17, 2022

Wildlife populations hit new lows - how to avoid Silent Spring?

Rachel Carsons Silent Spring is dangerously close. Two new studies show the terrible decline in animal life in Europe and the world.

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.

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