European Parliament kicks off debate on pesticide, food waste cuts

By |januar 16th, 2020|Endocrine disruptors, European Green Deal, food waste, News, pesticide, pesticide risk, pesticide use|

MEPs agreed their first stance on the new Commission’s environmental flagship policy, the European Green Deal, aiming at halving food waste by 2030 and setting binding reduction targets for hazardous pesticides.

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EU Commission to crack down on recalcitrant member states over neonicotinoids

By |februar 26th, 2019|Agrifood, bees, Environmental NGOs, European Commission, insects, neonicotinoids, News, pesticide regulation, pesticide use|

The European Commission will trigger a never-before-used option against two member states over the abuse of so-called "emergency authorisations" for neonicotinoids, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis said in a letter sent to NGOs dated 19 February and seen by EURACTIV.

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Europe’s anti-rationalist future?

By |november 28th, 2018|European Court of Justice, gene editing, GMOs, News, pesticide use, science-based policy|

European restrictions on gene editing, GMOs and pesticides bans risk undermining scientific progress and innovation if they are not reversed, argues Sir Colin Berry.

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Civil society questions Europe’s ‘perfect’ pesticide authorisation system

By |november 2nd, 2018|glyphosate, News, pesticide regulation, pesticide use|

No pesticide should be authorised if it is found to have harmful effects on humans, animals, the environment, and the ecosystem, the new coalition “Citizens for Science in Pesticide Regulation” said in a manifesto launched on Wednesday (31 October).

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Europe needs more time to re-approve copper pesticide

By |oktober 31st, 2018|copper, copper compounds, News, organic farming, pesticide regulation, pesticide use, wine production|

Negotiations on the re-approval of copper compounds, which are due to be gradually phased out, are still ongoing. The European Commission is expected to present a new proposal to EU member states next month, at a meeting that was not originally scheduled.

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EFSA re-confirms toxicity of organic pesticide, exposes PEST Committee boss

By |september 26th, 2018|copper, EFSA, European Food Safety Authority, News, pesticide use|

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) released fresh data, which re-confirm the toxicity of copper compounds, pesticides that are used in organic farming.

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Brazilian court overturns injunction prohibiting use of glyphosate

By |september 4th, 2018|glyphosate, glyphosate ban, Monsanto, Monsanto Papers, News, pesticide use|

Brazilian farmers will continue to have access to the world’s most used weed killer after Brazil’s Federal judge reversed a previous ruling, which had suspended the existing and new registration of glyphosate-based products.

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Phasing out pesticides is chance for Europe to heal its environment and economy

By |avgust 10th, 2018|glyphosate, glyphosate ban, News, pesticide use, Pesticides|

The recent re-authorisation of glyphosate controversy highlighted the many issues surrounding pesticides, their purpose and our dependency on them, as well as the harm they bring to­­­­­ our health and the environment, writes Natacha Cingotti.

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Environmentalists clash with EFSA over neonicotinoids ban ‘exceptions’

By |julij 19th, 2018|EFSA, neonicotinoids, News, pesticide use|

Environmental NGOs have questioned the European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA) scientific capacity to grant EU member states emergency authorisations for neonicotinoids, whose usage was recently banned.

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Europol: Massive seizure of fake pesticides which could spray the size of the UK

By |julij 13th, 2018|EUIPO, europol, News, OLAF, pesticide use|

Europol’s annual Operation SILVER AXE III seized the largest-ever amount of illegal or counterfeit pesticides in Europe this week. A fact that has raised concerns about both the economic and health costs.

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