Letters

December 2023

Brief aan Belgische voorzitterschap - Belang van een effectieve verordening rond het gebruik van pesticiden (SUR)

Geachte minister Clarinval,  

Geachte minister Khattabi, 

Geachte minister Vandenbroucke, 

December 2023

Lettre à la présidence belge du conseil européen - Importance d'un règlement efficace en matière de pesticides

Cher Monsieur le Ministre Clarinval,  

Chère Madame la Ministre Khattabi, 

Cher Monsieur le Ministre Vandenbroucke, 

December 2023

Letter to the Belgian Presidency - Importance of an effective Regulation on Pesticides (SUR)

Dear Minister Clarinval, 

Dear Minister Khattabi, 

Dear Minister Vandenbroucke, 

December 2023

Maintaining the European Commission proposal for a Regulation on the Sustainable Use of Plant Protection Products (SUR)

Dear President von der Leyen,

December 2023

Ensure a sustainable future for farmers - reject the Commission Proposal for a Regulation on plants obtained by certain new genomic techniques and their food and feed

Dear Prime Minister Tusk,

We write to you to express our deep concerns regarding the Commission Proposal for a Regulation on plants obtained by new genomic techniques (NGT) and their food and feed.

December 2023

Highly problematic proposal to deregulate genomic techniques in food and feed

Dear Minister,

In view of the next Presidency Council meeting on 10-11 December, where the Proposal for a Regulation on plants obtained by new genomic techniques (NGT) and their food and feed will be discussed, we would like to share our deep concerns with you. The current proposal is characterised by significant shortcomings regarding risk assessment, possible impacts on farmers, transparency and rights of producers, retailers, consumers and public authorities. 

December 2023

EU Standing committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed - 11/12 December 2023 - position of Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe

Dear members of the PAFF committee,

On 11 and 12 December, you are invited to the EU Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed to discuss and/or adopt opinions on several proposals of the European Commission. In advance of this meeting, below please find PAN Europe's position on certain issues that relate to the protection of human health and the environment, for which we kindly request your particular attention. 

December 2023

Braunschweig meeting

Dear Health Commissioner Ms. Kyriakides,

November 2023

Approved herbicide pendimethalin is a PBT substance

Dear Mr Delgado Rosa,

With this letter we wish to highlight our concerns regarding the handling of the approval of the active substance pendimethalin by DG for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE). We respectfully request DG for Environment (DG ENV) to intervene and help obtain the swift ban of this substance meeting the Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic (PBT) criteria of the Pesticide Regulation (EC) 1107/2009. 

November 2023

Call upon Members of the European Parliament to support a Strong SUR at Plenary Vote, for the future of our farmers, citizens and biodiversity

Dear Members of the European Parliament,

We write to you in view of the plenary vote on the proposal for a Regulation on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides (SUR), on 22nd of November. The SUR is of very broad public interest, and can have far-reaching impacts on the well-being and welfare of current and future generations. Sustainable farming practices and a healthy environment are the essential foundation of a prosperous future for EU citizens, ecosystems and agricultural areas.

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