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The Bulgarian ministry has withdrawn the emergency authorisation for maize treated with imidacloprid.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.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Groundbreaking EU Court ruling should stop all highly toxic pesticide derogations – now

We urge the European Commission and EU Member States to end all emergency pesticide derogations right now. This should be the result of a recent groundbreaking ruling by the European Court of Justice.

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Denmark to ban groundwater polluting fungicide - after 18 years of use

A fungicide that is used a lot in potato cultivation in Denmark is entering groundwater, a new study shows. The Danish authorities will now ban it, after almost 20 years of use.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Cypermethrin: reason to challenge Belgium's authorisation system of toxic pesticides in national court

Fruits and vegetables grown in Belgium are frequently contaminated with residues of dangerous pesticides. These include the beekiller cypermethrin, one of the toxic twelve pesticides that should be banned immediately.

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