Bye bye EU Green Deal ?
At the COP15 in Montreal, an agreement was signed to protect nature and stop the biodiversity loss by 2030. Very urgent and very important. But will it really work in the EU?
EU pesticide regulation and Green Deal under attack
The EU Pesticide Reduction proposal SUR is under attack. This could derail the complete EU Green Deal and Farm to Fork strategy.
Far too many pesticides in Spanish food
A lot of food sold in Spain is contaminated with pesticides. Some 125 pesticides were found in 35% of the samples analyzed (57 endocrine disruptors, 64 unauthorized, and 13 candidates for substitution and 4 are on our Toxic 12 list).
Symposium in Slovenia - Solutions for the transition to agroecology
Ecological transition starts with agronomy, increasing IPM uptake with biocontrol and significant pesticide dependency reductions
Conventional apples - not recommended for babies and children
Non organic apples sold in supermarkets in the Netherlands are not fit for consumption by babies and children.
Wildlife populations hit new lows - how to avoid Silent Spring?
Rachel Carsons Silent Spring is dangerously close. Two new studies show the terrible decline in animal life in Europe and the world.
UN Special Rapporteur advices Italy to significantly reduce pesticide use
On september 20th UN Special Rapporteur on Toxics and Human Rights Marcos Orellano presented his report on pesticide use in Italy.
The toxic alliance between the FAO and CropLife International
Why did PAN Europe ask the EU to suspend payments to the World Food Organisation FAO? And why is the FAO so closely connected to Croplife International, the lobby organisation of the pesticide industry? An update.
Why is FAO so complacent with Syngenta’s killer herbicide Paraquat ?
The world food organisation FAO has been strongly critised by civil society organisations for signing a partnership with pesticide lobby organisation Croplife International.
Have your say in the Consultation on the EU Pesticide Reduction Law
The EU has presented a proposal for a new regulation on pesticide reduction. This law will regulate how we deal with pesticides for many years to come and can be a real game changer.