PAN Europe requests to end the use of very toxic pesticides in greenhouses
Recently the European Commission has renewed the approval for some very toxic pesticides, restricting utilisation to greenhouses.
France court bans two glyphosate-based pesticides
The Administrative Court of Montpellier banned two glyphosate products marketed by Syngenta. The company did not submit the mandatory risk assessment on the impacts on bees, other insects, soil and water life.
Pesticide residues in EU food- nothing to applaud for
On 26th of April 2023, the European Food Safety Authority published its latest annual report on pesticide residues in food
Social Manifesto on Pesticides: organisations call on dutch government to protect people and nature from harmful effects of pesticides
People and nature are not protected from the harmful effect of pesticides. So reads the alarming observation of a broad coalition of organisations in their manifesto in The Netherlands.
The arguments to ban glyphosate pile up
Our #STOPGlyphosate Week can be closed with one main message: there is abundant scientific evidence that glyphosate can cause harm, and there are enough alternatives to end its use.
Yes, EU countries can ban glyphosate products - but Luxembourg made a mistake
On 30 March 2023, a Luxembourg administrative appeal Court canceled 8 decisions from the Luxembourg government to ban glyphosate-based herbicides (GBHs).
Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe) invites you to the #STOPGlyphosate Week. Glyphosate poses a risk to our health and endangers biodiversity. The EU authorisation expires in December 2023 and the producers asked for a re-approval for many more years of destruction.
EU finally bans 2 very toxic pesticides - including one of the Toxic 12
Two very toxic pesticides will be banned in Europe from 2024. EU Member States agreed on this in their meeting on March 23rd. They are both banned because of their high toxicity to human health and the environment.
Belgium, kingdom of pesticides
One in four pesticide authorisations in Belgium are for products that are potentially carcinogenic, toxic for reproduction, harmful to infants or have endocrine-disrupting effects (hormone disruption).
Yes, glyphosate is harmful to bees
Many people assume that herbicides, since they are designed to kill plants, are not toxic for bees. This, however, is far from the truth.