Thursday, March 30, 2023

#STOPGlyphosate Week

Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe) invites you to the #STOPGlyphosate Week. Glyphosate poses a risk to our health and endangers biodiversity. The EU authorisation expires in December 2023 and the producers asked for a re-approval for many more years of destruction.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

EU finally bans 2 very toxic pesticides - including one of the Toxic 12

Two very toxic pesticides will be banned in Europe from 2024. EU Member States agreed on this in their meeting on March 23rd. They are both banned because of their high toxicity to human health and the environment.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Belgium, kingdom of pesticides

One in four pesticide authorisations in Belgium are for products that are potentially carcinogenic, toxic for reproduction, harmful to infants or have endocrine-disrupting effects (hormone disruption).

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Yes, glyphosate is harmful to bees

Many people assume that herbicides, since they are designed to kill plants, are not toxic for bees. This, however, is far from the truth.

Monday, March 20, 2023

Spring, or should we say spraying, season is here!

Today starts the annual Pesticide Action Week in France, Italy and Switzerland.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

France plans to ban S-metolachlor

The French National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Safety (ANSES) proposes to ban the main uses of S-metolachlor herbicide. The substance and its breakdown products are highly toxic to water organisms.

Monday, February 20, 2023

We need effective buffer zones - against a cloud of pesticides

A hot topic in pesticide use: how to protect citizens, water and nature from the spread of these toxic chemicals? If pesticides are allowed, what minimum buffer zone should be applied?

Monday, February 13, 2023

Flemish government sued for better pesticide protection

Environmental and nature organisations sue the Flemish government in court over its pesticide policy. According to them, not only nature should be better protected, but also schools and rest homes. The case started on February 6 before the Brussels court.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

EU Commission to ban 3 very toxic pesticides: great, but what took so long?

The European Commission is proposing to ban two fungicides and one insecticide due to their high toxicity to human health and the environment. This ban is good news for human health and the environment, but it took far too long.

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Bulgaria follows France and withdraws authorization for banned pesticides - Finland next?

The Bulgarian ministry has withdrawn the emergency authorisation for maize treated with imidacloprid. This great win for nature and biodiversity is the result of the recent judgement by the European Court of Justice.

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