Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Pesticide Action Week 2018

The Pesticide Action Week, an international event in its 13th edition, was held from March 20 to 30, with the aim to promote sustainable alternatives to pesticides.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Reflections on 6 Symposia on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides Directive (SUD)

By Michael Hamell, Chairman of the Annual IPM Symposium

End of pipe solutions are in fashion. It's smarter to treat than avoid waste, to consume in order to save, to take a pill for stress, to arm teachers! At least, that's what we are told daily.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Crunch Time on Glyphosate

The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) to ban glyphosate (and reform the pesticides approval procedure and protect citizens and the environment from exposure to hazardous pesticides) was officially handed in to the European Commission on 3rd July 2017, with a total of 1,320,517 signatures having been collected from all across Europe. Also in July 2017, Peter Clausing (PAN Germany) together with Claire Robinson PhD (GMWatch) and Helmut Burtscher (from Global 2000)  released a report on “Flaws in Glyphosate Toxicity Assessment”, showing how studies proving negative effects of the substance were dismissed from the pesticides evaluation procedure.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Integrated Pest Management: Which Sectors have taken up IPM and new Symposium

Integrated Pest Management: which sectors have taken up IPM and launch of the Symposium on the sustainable use of pesticides Directive (SUD) , 31/1/2018, Brussels

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Ljubljana-EU Green Capital 2016- takes the first step in the move towards pesticide free

Last year, Ljubljana, the capital and largest city of Slovenia, was awarded a prestigious European Green Capital title. This was due to fact that the city boasts many ‘green’ achievements, such as natural tap water, lots of green spaces, a traffic-free city centre, etc. In addition, it was the first capital city in EU involved in the zero waste initiative.

Herbicide in the Stari Grad Plain, March 2016, by Vivian Grisogona
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Local Struggles against Use of Pesticides in UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Cases of Italian Prosecco region and Croation Hvar Island

The region of Prosecco DOCG in Italy is characterized by intensive wine production, where vineyards cover both urban and natural areas over the entire area, and where pesticides are intensely used.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

EU's Efforts to regulate Endocrine Disruptors (EDCs)

Yet another impasse in European Institutions’ efforts to regulate Endocrine Disruptors (EDCs), chemicals that interfere with hormonal systems causing significant negative effects on reproduction, growth and brain development among others.

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