Press releases

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

One third of European fruit contains 27 potentially harmful endocrine disrupting pesticides (EDPs), reported in scientific literature to disrupt the function of the hormone system in animals and probably in humans.

This is the shocking result of Pesticide Action Network Europe’s latest analysis, which took into account 2015 monitoring data of fruit and vegetables from all EU Member States, following a public access to documents request. Mandarins, oranges, grapes, and peaches are all on the top of the list, turning a healthy fruit salad into a potentially toxic cocktail.

Pesticide Action Network Europe calls upon MEPs to reject the European Commission’s “unfit” proposal to protect people against harmful EDPs – due for voting tomorrow (Wednesday 4th of October).

Thursday, September 14, 2017

A new analysis of the Pesticide Action Network reveals that European Commission's health service DG SANTE approves the use of pesticides with potential carcinogenic metabolites as a standard procedure (Table 1 in attached analysis, e.g. Carfentrazone, Mesotrione, Flazasulfuron, Metsulfuron).

Friday, September 1, 2017

Informal meeting of ministers for agriculture and fisheries: PAN Europe Reaction on 'Empowering our farmers with effective tools to manage risks post-2020'

The EU ministers for agriculture and fisheries will have their informal meeting in Tallinn, 3-5 September, to discuss “Risk management: empowering our farmers with effective tools to manage the risks post-2020”.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

How EU authorities manoeuvered classification of glyphosate as a probable carcinogen to keep it on the market

Brussels, 13-07-2017

A new report by toxicologist Dr Peter Clausing explains how EU authorities, in plain violation of their own rules, disregarded scientific evidence to reach the “predetermined” conclusion that glyphosate does not cause cancer.

Friday, July 7, 2017

(Brussels, 7th July) Today, on the occasion of the conference "The CAP: have your say!" presenting the results of the consultation on the future of the common agricultural policy (CAP), PAN Europe reiterates its call upon the European Commission to encourage one serious long term objective of the CAP: development and maintenance of low impact farming systems in all parts of the EU.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Tomorrow, the Committee on Environment of the European Parliament will gather to discuss and vote on 3 motions for resolution tailor-made for the pesticide industry to keep bee-killing pesticides in the market

Thursday, June 15, 2017

More than one million Europeans stand up against glyphosate

Fastest-growing European Citizens’ Initiative demonstrates huge societal concern about pesticides

Brussels, 15 June 2017 – So far more than one million Europeans have signed the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) to ban glyphosate, reform the EU pesticide approval process, and set mandatory targets to reduce pesticide use in the EU. The ECI organisers call on the Commission to respect the signatories’ demands by refusing a new licence for glyphosate.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

(Brussels, 14 June 2017) PAN Europe welcomes today’s successful vote on the Commission Delegated Regulation proposing to ban pesticides in Ecological Focus Areas that took place in the European Parliament’s plenary session.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

(Brussels, Paris, 31 May 2017) Today, on the occasion of the international press conference in Paris hosted by Senator Joël Labbé marking the unanimous adoption of the European resolution to ban non-agricultural pesticides across Europe[1] by the French Senate, Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe and Générations Futures warmly welcome the resolution and call on the Parliaments of other EU Member States to adopt similar resolutions.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

A MASSIVE MISSED OPPORTUNITY: PAN Europe Reaction to EP Agriculture Committee Voting on Commission Delegated Regulation Proposing to Ban Pesticides on Ecological Focus Areas

(30 May 2017, Brussels) Today, the Agriculture Committee (COMAGRI) has voted in favour of the resolution against the ban of pesticides in ecological focus areas (EFAs).  PAN Europe finds the vote outrageous and shameful which completely ignores the overall purpose of EFAs which is to bring benefits for the environment and, safeguard and improve biodiversity on farms.

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