EU Commission refuses to protect children and the unborn against neurotoxic pesticides
Following a PAN Europe letter highlighting recent scientific findings on the alarming risk posed by neonicotinoid insecticides to children’s brain development, the EU Commission said no action would be taken to assess the necessity to further restrict these toxic pestic
Florence joins the European Pesticide Free Towns Network
The city of Florence has signed the Pledge in which it bans pesticides in public places.
World Bee Day: Progresses to protect bees in the EU are too scarce!
On World Bee Day, it is compelling to highlight that the level of protection of bees against pesticides remains far from optimal in the EU.
Pesticides’ role in heart rhythm disorders?
Pesticides such as glyphosate could have a role in heart rhythm disorders (i.e. atrial fibrillation). According to scholars, there are such clear indications of this that the Amsterdam professor Bianca Brundel is going to investigate it more closely.
Pesticides found in EU food: EU citizens are more and more exposed!
On 24 February 2022, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published its latest annual report on pesticide residues in food for the year 2020.
PAN Europe asks the Court of Justice of the EU to put an end to the abusive pesticide derogations regime
Benoît Dupret (Belgian Beekeeper), Isabelle Klopstein (Nature et Progrès Belgium), Antoine Bailleux (lawyer at the Brussels bar) and Martin Dermine (PAN Europe).
The Industry's Toxic Influence on the European Union's Legislation
On 15 March 2022, Pesticide Action Network Europe joined a protest at the Forum for the Future of Agriculture in Brussels.
The European Commission draft proposal to 'reduce' pesticides is a major disappointment
The European Commission has promised to restrict the use of pesticides. This is about time, for numerous researches show the damage to our health and the devastating effect on nature, biodiversity and water quality.
Agrichemicals: European Commission’s Recurrent Lack of Ambition Stands in the Way of Tackling Farmer’s Dependency on Pesticides!
Today, DG Sante has convened stakeholders in a meeting where it presented its proposal for carrying out an impact assessment of the revision of the so-called Sustainable Use of Pesticides Directive (SUD).
Growing sugar beets without neonicotinoids? Austrian farmer testimony show it’s possible
Since their approval in the EU in the 1990s, neonicotinoids have been widely criticized, and then proven to be harmful to bees and other pollinators, as well as to biodiversity as a whole. Several studies also indicate the toxicity of these pesticides on human health.