May 2023

Call for a strong pesticide regulation and nature restoration law to protect people’s health, the environment and long-term food security

Dear members of the European Parliament's AGRI Committee,

Dear members of the European Parliament’s ENVI Committee,

May 2023

Request for a meeting on New Genomic Techniques: Time to shift to evidence-based decision making for sustainable food systems and nature

Dear Executive Vice-President,

As Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal we, the undersigned 300+ organisations, call on you to intervene and prevent the far-reaching deregulation of new genomic techniques at the expense of nature and the climate, and of farmers’ and consumers’ rights. We note with great concern that arguments in favour of deregulating new genomic techniques (NGTs) are often put forward without relevant evidence by DG Sante, especially when it comes to sustainability claims. 

May 2023

Negative effects on biodiversity not taken into account (Part 2)

Dear Mr. Url,

On March 8, 2023 we wrote a letter to you asking to take into account indirect effects of pesticides. On May2, 2023 we received your reply that to our feeling fails to address our concerns and arguments.

Read the EFSA reply.

May 2023

Misleading information on the alternatives for candidates for substitution

Dear Ms. Health Commissioner Kyriakides, 

April 2023

Call for a swift ban of the active substance s-metolachlor

Dear Commissioner Kyriakides,

March 2023

Request to suspend the approval’s discussions on the herbicide Asulam sodium until EFSA’s assessment protocol is aligned with regulation and science

Dear Commissioner Kyriakides,

We would like to ask you to employ your political leadership to ensure the Commission does not give in to current pressure to see approved a pesticide’s substance found harmful to human health (so-called “cut off substances”). As things stand, this approval would run against Regulation (EU) 1107/2009, Directive (EU) 2009/128, and the EU political commitments made in the context of the EU Green Deal. 

March 2023

Negative effects on biodiversity not taken into account (Part 1)

Dear Mr. Url,

With this letter we like to make you aware of new research[1] that  demonstrates that pesticides are widely present in feed for dairy cows and that a number of these pesticides are transferred to manure.

March 2023

Stop blocking the SUR and enter into constructive negotiations!

Dear Chairman of the AGRI Committee, Norbert Lins,

March 2023

Letter of support for MEP Sarah Wiener’s draft report on the proposal for a regulation on the sustainable use of plant protection products

 Dear Members of the European Parliament,

We are writing on behalf of 69 organisations across Europe in view of the next ENVI Committee meeting on 2 March, when MEP Sarah Wiener will present the draft report on the European Commission proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Sustainable Use of Plant Protection Products (SUR) and amending Regulation (EU) 2021/2115.

February 2023

Open Letter to Commissioner Kyriakides Derogations ruling, 1 month later

Dear Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides,

We, the undersigned NGOs, have in the past years repeatedly drawn your attention and that of Member States, to so-called emergency authorisations of banned pesticides in some Member States which were not carried out in accordance with the provisions of Article 53 of the Pesticide Regulation (EU) 1107/2009. We have also appealed against these authorisations.

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