Growing of genetically engineered plants likely to increase spraying of “agent orange herbicide” - if approved, it could be imported into the EU as GM animal feed.
According to pesticide Regulation 1107/2009 European Commission should present “a draft of the measures concerning specific scientific criteria for the determination of endocrine disrupting properties” by December 14, 2013.
Today the International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA), the Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe) and the International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC) are hosting a symposium together with the Greens, PSE and EPP in the European Parliament to discuss the possibilities to feed Europe with less pesticides.
Today European food traders organization Freshfel and a few national institutes present the results of the program ACROPOLIS on the so-called 'probabilistic risk assessment' of mixtures of pesticide residues in food. ACROPOLIS was granted approximately 3 million euro's from the EU research Framework program to develop a tool to establish safe levels for the daily mixture of pesticide residues in food to which all European consumers are exposed to.
Today, 8th of October 2013, an important verdict has been published by the Court of Justice of the European Union (Luxemburg) on the access of information concerning pesticides.
On Wednesday last week, the European Commission has exposed its REFIT (Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programme) plan to increase Commission’s efficiency by reducing “regulatory burdens” under the slogan "the EU needs to be big on big things and smaller on small things.
A new Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN-E) study reveals that the national authorities in the Netherlands fail to protect the environment against the harmful effects of pesticides.
The European network Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe) denounces the provision to support a priori a revision of the European criteria for the exclusion of pesticides endocrine disruptors and ask to withdraw this provision from the national text of the current public consultation.
The European Food Authority EFSA promoted Ms. Juliane Kleiner to the crucial position of science director just before the summer.
The Swiss and German chemical producers have decided to sue the European Commission to court on the ban imposed on thiamethoxam, clothianidin and imidacloprid.