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Thursday, January 18, 2024

Addressing the 9-years Gap: The Long-Awaited Proposal on Safeners and Synergists

Addressing the 9-years Gap: The Long-Awaited Proposal on Safeners and Synergists

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Should we allow residues of EU-banned Thiacloprid in imported food?

The European Commission wants to allow residues of reprotoxic Thiacloprid on imported food. This is not in line with EU law, is bad for health and the environment and puts EU farmers in unfair competition with those in exporting countries.

Thursday, January 4, 2024

Générations Futures fights prolongation of 5 highly toxic pesticides in EU Court

Our French member Generations Futures has launched legal actions against the prolongation of 5 very toxic pesticide active substances in EU Court.  They also published a new report to denounce the systematic prolongations system used by the EU commission.

Monday, December 11, 2023

The EU will ban three problematic pesticides only to continue 15 more

The EU is falling increasingly behind in protecting health and the environment. In this week's meeting, the responsible authorities will discuss a ban on three very problematic pesticides.

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Pesticides: To do nothing is not an option

Last week was a terrible week for health, environment, reason and democracy. A majority in the EU Parliament buried the regulation that should have halved the use of pesticides in Europe and prohibited their use in our children's playgrounds and schools.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Almost 300 scientists - 100+ profs - call on the government in Belgium and the Netherlands to vote no to glyphosate

The pressure to vote NO to glyphosate on EU governments is increasing. After clear calls by civil society, 2,5 million signatures and a very clear IPSOS opinion poll scientists put their weight behind the call.

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

150 Spanish organisations sign the Plague of Pesticides Manifesto: They ask for a vote against glyphosate and for drastic pesticide reduction

November is a decisive month for truly sustainable food and agriculture in the European Union. For the first time in its history, it will decide whether to reduce the use of pesticides throughout the EU.

Thursday, October 19, 2023

EU bans 6 dangerous pesticides: Herbicide S-Metolachlor and 5 Endocrine Disruptors

Glyphosate was not the only topic in the EU SCoPAFF committee last week. Five dangerous chemicals were finally banned and one new one is not allowed. The groundwater polluting herbicide s-metolachlor and 4 endocrine disruptors will disappear from our fields and plates.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

EFSA scandal: management sabotages effective pesticide neurotoxicity assessment

The European Food and Safety Authority EFSA is involved in a scandal of major proportions. Investigation shows EFSA's management rejects solutions to better assess the links between Parkinson's disease and neurotoxic pesticides.

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Ban endocrine disruptors, glyphosate and more: PAN Europe’s letter to SCoPAFF

This week the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCoPAFF) will meet for two days. Regulatory experts representing the EU member states will discuss and/or vote on behalf of their country on several Commission’s proposals.

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