Mid term review of EU Ombudsman's verdict regarding DG SANTE's pesticide decision-taking methods
PAN Europe in 2013 submitted a complaint to the EU Ombudsman regarding the massive (mis)use of a so-called 'confirmatory data' regime in the approval of pesticides. In case of observed high risks for the environment (birds, mammals, arthropods, fish, etc.) industry was granted the opportunity to submit additional information to show that those high risk do not exist, AFTER approval of their chemical. And industry was granted the same opportunity in case of lacking data, even if the data were a legal condition (data requirement) for approval.
Integrated Pest Management - Working with nature
International Organisation for Biological Control (IOBC-wprs), International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA) and Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN-Europe) wish to illustrate what Integrated Pest Management (IPM) means, and how the Sustainable Use Directive can be implemented.
PAN Europe reconstruction of the downfall of the EU endocrine policy
How EU Commission Health service DG SANTE joined forces with economic DG's on the criteria for endocrine disruption and crushed not only their enemy, lead DG Environment, but also the entire new EU policy on endocrine disruption.
PAN Europe impact assessment of the endocrine disrupting pesticides
Missed & Dismissed
Pesticide regulators ignore the legal obligation to use independent science for deriving safe exposure levels.
Also available in French.
A Poisonous Injection
How industry tries to water down the risk assessment of pesticide mixtures in everyday food.
Risks of herbicide 2,4-D
Growing of genetically engineered plants likely to increase spraying of “agent orange herbicide” - if approved, it could be imported into the EU as GM animal feed.
PAN Europe Annual Report 2014
Including stories of success from the PAN Europe Network.
Meet (chemical) agriculture - The world of backdoors, derogations, sneaky pathways and loopholes - part 5
Italy beats all other EU member states in keeping unsustainable farming practices alive in intensive fruit and vegetable production.
PAN Europe Annual Report 2013
including stories of success from the PAN Europe Network.