Activity Report 2020
EFSA : Science or ideology? EFSA’s happy genotox marriage with industry-funded ILSI
Brussels, 7 June 2021 - PAN Europe's latest report, published on World Food Safety Day, shows that the controversial EU food safety agency (EFSA) ignored positive cancer risk test results to clear the use of 12 unstable pesticides that are now widely used in Europe. The report demonstrates that the approvals are unreliable and the pesticides are not proven safe. The substances could help explain rising rates of breast and prostate cancer in Europe.
Using the CAP to turn the IPM triangle on to its solid base
Brussels, 20 April 2021 - With this report PAN Europe wants to show that the necessary changes to our agricultural system can be done now through an holistic uptake of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). However, as this report shows, the spending of Member States is currently going in the wrong direction : instead of supporting an holistic approach of IPM and the transition towards non-chemical, agroecological practices that work in harmony with nature, they offer CAP subsidies to practices that are not applied in a coherent and integrated approach.
Biomonitoring of pesticides in hair: How veterinary drugs contaminate human hair
EMA opens the gates to hazardous pesticides
Brussels, Utrecht, 30 March 2021 - Forty-seven pesticides were detected in human hair samples taken from 21 volunteers in the Netherlands. The findings of our new report [LINK] mainly concerned harmful insecticides that are banned in agriculture such as Fipronil, Permethrin and DEET, but still authorised for treatment of pets against fleas and ticks or authorised as a biocide. These veterinary chemicals and biocides are the most likely source of hair contamination.
Consumer Guide 2021: Endocrine Disrupting Pesticides in Your Food
Hormone-Disrupting Pesticides : New Guide Helps Consumers Avoid Them When Shopping
Brussels, 22 March 2021 - Consumers are advised to avoid exposure to endocrine disrupting pesticides (EDPs), which can be found as pesticide residues in conventionally-grown fruit and vegetables. Due to their harmful effects on human health, the EU banned EDPs twelve years ago. However, they are still abundantly present in food and other items sold in (super)markets.
Member States against EU pesticide reduction
An access to documents request carried out by PAN Europe showed that, behind closed doors, Member States are revealing their real positions on the EU Green Deal: Only one Member State is willing to engage in the 50% pesticide reduction target (as proposed by the European Commission, but measured in a completely inappropriate way).
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Banned and Hazardous Pesticides in European Food
PAN Europe carried out an investigation to find out whether pesticides banned in the EU [according to 1107/2009 and PIC legislation1] are detected in food sold on the EU market, using the EU official food pesticide residue monitoring data.