Thursday, September 7, 2023

Romania gives green light for mass extinction of bees

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.

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Ranking of the top fruits with pesticide residues this summer

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? 

Thursday, July 20, 2023

29 illegal new pesticide derogations, EU Commission closes eyes

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.

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

A plague of pesticides

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.

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Will the EU prolong the use of a Toxic 12 and a PFAS pesticide?

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.

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Belgian organisations call for a glyphosate ban

A coalition of 46 organisations is calling on the Flemish, Walloon and federal governments to impose a total ban on glyphosate in an

Monday, June 19, 2023

Dutch judge bans spraying of pesticides on lily fields

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.

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

EU citizens are not protected against neurotoxic effects of pesticides

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.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

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.

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