Tuesday, March 19, 2024

EU plans to extend permits for 20 pesticides, including 4 PFAS

The EU is planning to continue its toxic legacy. Despite the known dangers to health and the environment, no less than 20 pesticides are to receive an extended permit. Four of them are PFAS.

Monday, March 18, 2024

Dutch citizens want the 30 most toxic pesticides banned

A new opinion poll shows that 70% of Dutch people think that pesticide use should be reduced by 50% by 2030. The same survey shows that 73% of Dutch people think the 30 most toxic pesticides should be banned by 2030.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Pesticides do not remain in the valley, they go up the mountains

The airborne spread of pesticides is seriously underestimated. A new study in Italy shows that pesticides spread in the apple-growing region of South Tyrol do not remain in the orchards. They spread throughout the valley and end up high up in the mountains.

Monday, February 26, 2024

CropLife's Misleading Claims on PFAS Pesticides

This week our new report reveals an alarming rise in PFAS pesticide residues in fruit and vegetables. PFAS pesticides can harm our health and the environment. Pesticide producers umbrella organisation CropLife says their use is safe and well regulated.

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

The EU guideline that allows to kill most insects

The EFSA is using outdated and very industry friendly guidelines to assess the effect of pesticides on insects. We have urged the European Commission to revise a very important guideline. It is one of those hidden documents that allow immense damage to biodiversity.

Monday, February 12, 2024

Farmers, the first victims of pesticides

Last week the European Commission announced that they will withdraw their proposal for a new law to reduce pesticide use. However, doing nothing to address the pesticide problem is not an option. Soils are depleted, water is polluted and biodiversity is in crisis.

Monday, February 5, 2024

Why does the EU Commission not act against Romania's unlawful pesticide derogations?

Romania is breaking EU law by allowing the use of banned pesticides. In January last year, the European Court of Justice ruled that such derogations go against EU law.

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

EU pesticide committee SCoPAFF: the good, the bad and the ugly

The good, the bad and the ugly. That could be the theme of the SCoPAFF meetings on pesticide legislation in the EU. In the next January meeting, representatives of EU countries plan to mix a few good developments with several bad ones.

Friday, January 19, 2024

Deregulation of new GMOs: an open door for herbicide tolerant and pesticide producing plants?

The EU institutions are currently discussing a proposal to deregulate plants produced with new genomic techniques (NGTs). The hurry and lack of scientific basis for this proposal is a huge threat to health and environment.

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Addressing the 9-years Gap: The Long-Awaited Proposal on Safeners and Synergists

Addressing the 9-years Gap: The Long-Awaited Proposal on Safeners and Synergists

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