Stop EDCs- EDCFree Coalition
Monday, December 3, 2018

Why are our EU regulators so reluctant to protect us from hormone disruptors?

Europeans were once again disappointed this month from the lack of commitment of European policy makers to phase out the use of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), set clear targets and increase the level of protection of citizens’ and environmental health.

Referendum to Ban Pesticides
Monday, December 3, 2018

Prosecco : A story of not a sparkling wine, but a local resistance against pesticides

Conegliano is a « a miracle of nature in the Veneto region of Italy located in the famous Prosecco area : both for the wine it produces, and for the splendid hilly countryside», as described in guide books.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

What is next on EDCs?

The Commission has recently published a roadmap on an EU framework for endocrine disruptors (ED) and it's open for public consultation until the 19th of July.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Pesticide free towns are on the move! But are they sufficiently supported by the European regulators?

EU citizens are increasingly concerned about their health and well-being, and that of the natural environment. We have been witnessing massive dramatic decline in numbers of bees, birds and insects.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Earth Tour: Torres Vedras Edible City (Pesticide Action Week 2018)

To mark the Pesticides Action Week was designed this innovative activity, which was held on March 25, 2018, linking the Glyphosate / Herbicide free Autarchy campaign, the Edible Nature project, the Land Rides taking advantage of the synergies of several partners who the co-organized: the Quercus,

Monday, April 30, 2018

2020pesticidevrij- Pesticide Free Gardening is Possible!

2020withoutpesticides ("2020pesticidevrij") is a campaign with the aim of no more pesticides on the shelves in stores and teaching people how they can maintain their gardens, terrace and drive without using pesticides. This ca

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Pesticide Action Week 2018

The Pesticide Action Week, an international event in its 13th edition, was held from March 20 to 30, with the aim to promote sustainable alternatives to pesticides.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Reflections on 6 Symposia on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides Directive (SUD)

By Michael Hamell, Chairman of the Annual IPM Symposium

End of pipe solutions are in fashion. It's smarter to treat than avoid waste, to consume in order to save, to take a pill for stress, to arm teachers! At least, that's what we are told daily.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Crunch Time on Glyphosate

The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) to ban glyphosate (and reform the pesticides approval procedure and protect citizens and the environment from exposure to hazardous pesticides) was officially handed in to the European Commission on 3rd July 2017, with a total of 1,320,517 signatures having been collected from all across Europe. Also in July 2017, Peter Clausing (PAN Germany) together with Claire Robinson PhD (GMWatch) and Helmut Burtscher (from Global 2000)  released a report on “Flaws in Glyphosate Toxicity Assessment”, showing how studies proving negative effects of the substance were dismissed from the pesticides evaluation procedure.

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