Press releases

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Today, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) published a report criticising the lack of implementation of mandatory Integrated Pest Management (IPM) principles at Member State level, the lack of connection between pesticide use and agricultural subsidies, and lack of transparency in pesticide statistics. This is in line with PAN Europe’s position highlighting that Member States are failing to comply with EU policy [Sustainable Use of Pesticide Directive 2009/128/EC (SUDP)] aimed at effectively reducing pesticide use in agriculture.

Friday, December 6, 2019

A victory for future generations – European governments ban brain-harming pesticides chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl

 

6 December 2019, Brussels – Representatives from the European Member States in the EU Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCOPAFF) today voted to ban the neurotoxic pesticides chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl from the EU market, a historic move that has been applauded by health and environment groups [1]. 

Monday, November 25, 2019

“Save Bees and Farmers! Towards a bee-friendly agriculture for a healthy environment”

European Citizens’ Initiative

Press release 

 

 

Huge Europe-wide campaign launches to ban pesticides, transform agriculture and save bees, farmers and nature alike

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

New Europe-wide campaign launches to ban pesticides and transform agriculture in Europe

 

Brussels, Wednesday 31 July – A new campaign has been launched today to stop the collapse of nature and to save rural livelihoods in the EU.

Civil society organisations from across the EU have submitted a proposal to the European Commission for a European Citizens Initiative (ECI) calling for new legislation to phase out pesticides, restore biodiversity and support farmers to transform our food and farming system. [1]

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Brussels, 18 July 2019

 

How agrobusiness and Member States join forces to maintain bee-toxic pesticides on the market

 

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Brussels, 4 July 2019

 

Pesticide cocktails in European Food

Over a quarter of the food consumed in Europe contains residues of two or more pesticides, according to the annual report published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). For certain foods the situation is much worse: more than 60% of the popular summer fruits tested (currants, sweet cherries, strawberries and bananas) come with pesticide “cocktails”.

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