Blog

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

The end of FAO’s Toxic Alliance with the pesticide industry

The three-year controversial partnership between the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and pesticide lobby group CropLife International has finally ended.

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Hungarian city of Törökbálint joins the European Pesticide Free Towns Network

The Hungarian city of Törökbálint has joined the European Pesticide Free Towns Network.

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Make your vote count in the EU elections! See what candidates think about pesticides

As the European Union elections approach, citizens across Europe should understand the immense impact their votes can have on the future of Europe, and beyond.

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

EU citizens asked for less pesticides. Find out which politicians listened. Make your vote count!

EU citizens have repeatedly asked to reduce pesticides. They want to protect their health and biodiversity and ensure a long-term perspective for farmers. Which politician listened and acted?

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

EU Pesticide Committee neglects health and environment

The pesticide committee meeting (SCoPAFF) this week showcases significant shortcomings in the way European authorities address critical health and environmental risks related to pesticides.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Allowing a very toxic pesticide when the dangers are known: a gross negligence potentially inflicting grievous bodily harm?

All too often a very toxic pesticide is still in use, many years after the dangers have been demonstrated by an impressive amount of scientific evidence.

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

First ever case against pesticide permit in highest EU Court

Last week we took a historic step. For the very first time, pesticide approval is challenged in appeal in the Court of Justice of the EU. This was not possible before.

Monday, April 29, 2024

A deathblow for the legitimacy of the CAP

Last week, a large majority of the European Parliament voted in favour of the Commission’s proposal to drastically weaken or delete the majority of the environmental conditionality of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Banned pesticides still present in imported food

Despite their ban in the EU, six reprotoxic pesticides, including Thiacloprid and Mancozeb, are still present in imported food. Two other pesticides are still not banned, because the EU is dragging its feet.

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

PFAS pesticides also in UK food

Many common food items contain PFAS pesticides. We recently revealed this in our Toxic Harvest report. Our member, Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK) now analysed the results from the UK government’s residue testing programme.

© Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe), Rue de la Pacification 67, 1000, Brussels, Belgium, Tel. +32 2 318 62 55

Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe) gratefully acknowledges the financial support from the European Union, European Commission, DG Environment, LIFE programme. Sole responsibility for this publication lies with the authors and the funders are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained herein.