Press releases

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

EU Health Commissioner John Dalli decided to start a review of the approval of pesticide Chlorpyrifos after years of accumulated evidence of harm.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

EFSA has asked Helen Thompson from the British Food Agency to write a report on interactions between pesticides and other factors in effects on bees.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Environmental and farming groups call for greener and fairer farming.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

In 2011, EU Member States granted 230 pesticide authorizations for emergency situations. Again France is the top-user of the 120-day derogation with 32 cases.

Friday, July 6, 2012

The Scientific Committees of DG SANCO and EFSA this week adopted their opinions on the controversial risk management tool TTC, the threshold of toxicological concern.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

An initial analysis of the new expert panels released by the European Food Safety Authority, published 25 June, raises questions about the effectiveness of EFSA’s new rules on conflicts of interest.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

An initial analysis of the new expert panels released by the European Food Safety Authority, published 25 June, raises questions about the effectiveness of EFSA’s new rules on conflicts of interest.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Today the International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA), the Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe) and the International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC) organised a conference on “Integrated Pest Management – the Way Forward to Sustainable Agricultural Production”.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Today European General Court ruled that European Commission’s practice of  denying NGO's access to court and requesting a review is illegal.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Neonicotinoids and phenylpyrazoles, two families of pesticides used since the 90’s are accused to be at the origin of the massive disappearance of honeybee colonies worldwide spreading parallel to the use of these chemicals.

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