Monday, May 22, 2023

France court bans two glyphosate-based pesticides

The Administrative Court of Montpellier banned two glyphosate products marketed by Syngenta. The company did not submit the mandatory risk assessment on the impacts on bees, other insects, soil and water life.

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Pesticide residues in EU food- nothing to applaud for

On 26th of April 2023, the European Food Safety Authority published its latest annual report on pesticide residues in food

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Social Manifesto on Pesticides: organisations call on dutch government to protect people and nature from harmful effects of pesticides

People and nature are not protected from the harmful effect of pesticides. So reads the alarming observation of a broad coalition of organisations in their manifesto in The Netherlands.

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

The arguments to ban glyphosate pile up

Our #STOPGlyphosate Week can be closed with one main message: there is abundant scientific evidence that glyphosate can cause harm, and there are enough alternatives to end its use.

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Yes, EU countries can ban glyphosate products - but Luxembourg made a mistake

On 30 March 2023, a Luxembourg administrative appeal Court canceled 8 decisions from the Luxembourg government to ban glyphosate-based herbicides (GBHs).

Thursday, March 30, 2023

#STOPGlyphosate Week

Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe) invites you to the #STOPGlyphosate Week. Glyphosate poses a risk to our health and endangers biodiversity. The EU authorisation expires in December 2023 and the producers asked for a re-approval for many more years of destruction.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

EU finally bans 2 very toxic pesticides - including one of the Toxic 12

Two very toxic pesticides will be banned in Europe from 2024. EU Member States agreed on this in their meeting on March 23rd. They are both banned because of their high toxicity to human health and the environment.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Belgium, kingdom of pesticides

One in four pesticide authorisations in Belgium are for products that are potentially carcinogenic, toxic for reproduction, harmful to infants or have endocrine-disrupting effects (hormone disruption).

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Yes, glyphosate is harmful to bees

Many people assume that herbicides, since they are designed to kill plants, are not toxic for bees. This, however, is far from the truth.

Monday, March 20, 2023

Spring, or should we say spraying, season is here!

Today starts the annual Pesticide Action Week in France, Italy and Switzerland.

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