Press releases

Thursday, December 13, 2018

A new White Paper, coordinated by Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe and produced by a group of 24 experts from the field of pesticides, risk assessment, human and environmental health identifies the many shortfalls in the safety assessment of pesticides in Europe that lead to dangerous substances being used in open spaces.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

PAN Europe sends out a public response on today's vote (11/12/2018) at the plenary of the European Parliament in Strasbourg on the transparency proposal under the General Food Law .

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Members of the European Parliament highlighted today the need to improve the European Pesticide Authorisation system. The effectiveness of Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 to protect human, animal and environmental health from pesticides requires changes in the whole pesticide approval procedure: from the industry’s application to get a pesticide active substance authorised, to the sale and use of the product containing the substance in EU Member States.   

Thursday, December 6, 2018

EU Commission President Juncker’s Science Advisors system recruited experts to help evaluating pesticide authorisation that were part of anti-regulation pressure groups

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The health of our soils, this exceptionally high source of biodiversity, is threatened by human activities more than ever and the use of pesticides destroys soil life and depletes nutrient content. On the World Soil Day, Pesticide Action Network Europe sends out a clear message: “by protecting our soils we protect life on earth” and calls EU policy-makers to enforce sustainable agricultural practices in Member States to protect our ‘source of life’. The future of EU agriculture is here at stake.

Monday, December 3, 2018

On No Pesticide Use Day, PAN International pays tribute to the victims of the Bhopal disaster and calls for greater determination to phase out highly hazardous pesticides.

December 3rd, 2018 / PAN International

Today is the 34th anniversary of the Bhopal disaster when a gas tank exploded in a Union Carbide pesticide factory in India, killing thousands of people. To date, half a million people have suffered from health consequences linked to that disaster.

Friday, November 16, 2018

New evidence of fraudulent manipulation of scientific results by the pesticide industry!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

EU Member States put bees at risk by failure to adopt a guidance designed to protect them from the harmful effects of pesticides 

During the October 2018 meeting of the Standing Committee on Pesticides, EU Member States failed to adopt a measure that would help to protect bees and other pollinators from the harm of pesticides. In particular from the harm presented by a new and growing class of bee toxic pesticides that are being introduced to replace the recently banned neonicotinoids.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

CITIZENS FOR SCIENCE IN PESTICIDE REGULATION”

EUROPEANS JOIN FORCES calling for a higher level of protection from pesticides

European regulators are letting the citizens of the EU down by allowing the use of harmful pesticides in agriculture and public green areas based on an ‘unfit for purpose’ risk assessment regime that relies on pesticide industry generated toxicity studies.

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