Romania does not respect EU law. In January 2023 the European Court of Justice issued a crystal clear ruling: the widespread use of derogations to allow the use of banned pesticides is violating the EU pesticide law.
Recently we described that citizens are not protected against neurotoxic effects of pesticides.
One of the best parts of summer is definitely the fruit. During the warm days, we enjoy grapes, strawberries, cherries, apricot, and peaches. But, did you ever wonder about the level of pesticide contamination?
In January the EU Court of Justice presented a very clear ruling on pesticide derogations. Approval to use banned pesticides can only be given in very special and unforeseen circumstances. Health and the environment go before plant protection.
Our Spanish member Ecologistas en Accion calls on their government to use the Spanish EU Presidency to establish an ambitious policy on the use and impact of pesticides. In a manifesto, they describe the plague of pesticides contaminating the planet.
Two very toxic pesticides could and should be banned in Europe. They are both highly toxic to humans and environment, listed among the most dangerous pesticides that should be substituted in the EU.
For the very first time, a judge in an EU country has banned the spraying of pesticides on a specific crop because it poses high risks to health. A lily grower in the north of the Netherlands is no longer allowed to spray pesticides on his lily field.
There is a dangerous gap in the safety assessment of pesticides. Neurotoxicity is not adequately investigated and this could contribute to damage to the brain development of children and the rapid development of diseases like Parkinson’s.
Recently the European Commission has renewed the approval for some very toxic pesticides, restricting utilisation to greenhouses.