Business as usual for pesticide cocktails in EU food
One third 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 even worse, since over 65% of the popular summer fruits tested (currants, strawberries and grapes) were found to contain pesticide “cocktails”.
Brussels, 11 February 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.
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 .
“Save Bees and Farmers! Towards a bee-friendly agriculture for a healthy environment”
European Citizens’ Initiative
Huge Europe-wide campaign launches to ban pesticides, transform agriculture and save bees, farmers and nature alike
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. 
Brussels, 18 July 2019
How agrobusiness and Member States join forces to maintain bee-toxic pesticides on the market
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”.