Press releases

Friday, December 6, 2019

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 [1]. 

Monday, November 25, 2019

“Save Bees and Farmers! Towards a bee-friendly agriculture for a healthy environment”

European Citizens’ Initiative

Press release 



Huge Europe-wide campaign launches to ban pesticides, transform agriculture and save bees, farmers and nature alike


Wednesday, July 31, 2019

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. [1]

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Brussels, 18 July 2019


How agrobusiness and Member States join forces to maintain bee-toxic pesticides on the market


Thursday, July 4, 2019

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”.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Top EU officials fought for higher pesticide exposure - secret documents show

Health officials protected use of 32 dangerous pesticides

9 May 2019, Brussels - Newly released European Commission documents reveal a fight to cripple important European pesticide protections.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Brussels 2 May 2019

On 7th May in Berlin a gathering of leading scientists in toxicology and pesticides will come together to review the important recent research from Brazilian scientists and make connections between the commercial European export of chemicals banned in Europe due to health risk and their use in record levels in Brazilian food, grain and energy production.  

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