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.
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.
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?
The EU Pesticide Reduction proposal SUR is under attack. This could derail the complete EU Green Deal and Farm to Fork strategy.
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).
Ecological transition starts with agronomy, increasing IPM uptake with biocontrol and significant pesticide dependency reductions
Non organic apples sold in supermarkets in the Netherlands are not fit for consumption by babies and children.
Rachel Carsons Silent Spring is dangerously close. Two new studies show the terrible decline in animal life in Europe and the world.
On september 20th UN Special Rapporteur on Toxics and Human Rights Marcos Orellano presented his report on pesticide use in Italy.