Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Glyphosate scandal: EU agencies ECHA and EFSA ignore toxic effects of glyphosate highlighted by French national medical research institute

The French national health research institute INSERM concluded that glyphosate can have many very negative effects on health. These effects are not recognised by the EU authorities advising on pesticides, which work with outdated and industry-friendly guidelines.

Monday, September 25, 2023

Negative effect of pesticide exposure for farmers and farm workers

From tank preparation to pesticide mixing and spraying, farmers’ work can expose them to high volumes of chemicals. This working environment threatens their health. Pesticides can lead to cancer or neurological diseases like Parkinson’s.

Thursday, September 7, 2023

Romania gives green light for mass extinction of bees

Romania does not respect EU law. In January 2023 the European Court of Justice issued a crystal clear ruling: the widespread use of derogations to allow the use of banned pesticides is violating the EU pesticide law.

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Ranking of the top fruits with pesticide residues this summer

One of the best parts of summer is definitely the fruit. During the warm days, we enjoy grapes, strawberries, cherries, apricot, and peaches. But, did you ever wonder about the level of pesticide contamination? 

Thursday, July 20, 2023

29 illegal new pesticide derogations, EU Commission closes eyes

In January the EU Court of Justice presented a very clear ruling on pesticide derogations. Approval to use banned pesticides can only be given in very special and unforeseen circumstances. Health and the environment go before plant protection.

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

A plague of pesticides

Our Spanish member Ecologistas en Accion calls on their government to use the Spanish EU Presidency to establish an ambitious policy on the use and impact of pesticides. In a manifesto, they describe the plague of pesticides contaminating the planet.

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Will the EU prolong the use of a Toxic 12 and a PFAS pesticide?

Two very toxic pesticides could and should be banned in Europe. They are both highly toxic to humans and environment, listed among the most dangerous pesticides that should be substituted in the EU.

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Belgian organisations call for a glyphosate ban

A coalition of 46 organisations is calling on the Flemish, Walloon and federal governments to impose a total ban on glyphosate in an

Monday, June 19, 2023

Dutch judge bans spraying of pesticides on lily fields

For the very first time, a judge in an EU country has banned the spraying of pesticides on a specific crop because it poses high risks to health. A lily grower in the north of the Netherlands is no longer allowed to spray pesticides on his lily field.

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