Thursday, December 22, 2022

Insecticides contaminated with Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) need to be urgently addressed

Many pesticides not only contain very harmful active substances. They also contain so called co-formulants that can be very harmful. Often this also includes highly toxic PFAS substances.

What are PFAS?

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

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?

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

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.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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).

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Symposium in Slovenia - Solutions for the transition to agroecology

Ecological transition starts with agronomy, increasing IPM uptake with biocontrol and significant pesticide dependency reductions

Monday, November 21, 2022

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.

Monday, October 17, 2022

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.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

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.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

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.

Thursday, September 1, 2022

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.

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