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.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Have your say in the Consultation on the EU Pesticide Reduction Law

The EU has presented a proposal for a new regulation on pesticide reduction. This law will regulate how we deal with pesticides for many years to come and can be a real game changer.

Thursday, June 2, 2022

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

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