Across Europe, concern is growing about the use of hazardous pesticides and the effects they are having on people and the environment.
For 7 pesticides proposed by industry for re-approval, PAN Europe identified 434 studies with adverse effects in independent literature. Only 23% (99) of these studies were found by industry in the review they were legally obliged to do and even 0% of these studies were qualified relevant by the industrial applicant for EU decision-taking.
The roadmap published yesterday by the European Commission on Endocrine Disruption Chemicals criteria incorporates all the threats to cancel-out the effectiveness of the pesticide and biocide regulations to protect human health and the environment.
Every year one European city with over 100.000 inhabitants is chosen as Europe’s Green Capital, the winning city commits to a number of environmental, biodiversity and climate goals.
A few days ago, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has released the annual report on pesticides residues in food. While the Authority claims that 93% of tested food does not exceed the Maximum Residue Level (MRL), a finer analysis of the available shows that the EFSA’s communication is misleading.
In 2012 Health Commissioner Dalli demanded a review of the insecticide and nerve poison Chlorprifos because of new evidence put forward by academic studies that showed harmful effects caused by the pesticide.
Commission health service DG SANCO is on its way to develop an escape route for endocrine disrupting pesticides that will be banned in future.
“Vinschgau: Cultural Region in South Tirol” – this advertisement promotes a cultural landscape in northern Italy that has developed over the last 1000 years.
The first week of April 2014, Brussels hosts a series of conferences dealing with bees and pollination. One of these, the Bee Week will take place for the third consecutive year at the European Parliament.
In 2011, PAN Europe started a complaint at the Ombudsman on the EFSA Working Group on TTC (Threshold of Toxicological Concern), a statistical approach for risk assessment substituting safety testing.