Farm to Fork strategy aims to slash pesticide use and risk by half

By |maj 20th, 2020|alternatives to pesticides, biological pesticides, biopesticides, ECPA, Farm to Fork, News, organic farming, pesticide action network, pesticide reduction, pesticide targets, Pesticides, Stella Kyriakides, sustainable farming|

The long-awaited EU Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy published on Wednesday (20 May) unveiled a highly anticipated 50% target for the reduction of pesticide use and risk.

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Organic regulation postponement, new F2F date confirmed, agritourism struggles

By |maj 7th, 2020|agrifood brief, agrifood podcast, agritourism, convergence, coronavirs, COVID-19, crisis reserve, EFSA, Farm to Fork, Janusz Wojciechowski, News, organic regulation, Pesticides, tourism|

Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet. Commission urged to hold off new rules on organic products Backed by the...

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NGO challenges new EFSA studies on multiple pesticides as ‘unfit for purpose’

By |maj 5th, 2020|cumulative effects, EFSA, maximum residue levels, News, PAN Europe, Pesticides|

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published the results of its two pilot assessments on the risks posed to humans by residues of multiple pesticides in food, but a leading European association of health/consumer groups has deemed them “unfit for purpose.”

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Belgium seizes 778 tonnes of non-compliant phytosanitary products

By |april 30th, 2020|agriculture, Belgium, FASFC, fungcides, herbicides, News, Pesticides|

Around 778 tonnes of non-compliant or suspect phytosanitary products from India and China have been seized in Antwerp by the Belgian Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC). EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'environnement reports.

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EFSA report offers snapshot into pesticide residues on food

By |april 7th, 2020|EFSA, Farm to Fork, News, pesticide reduction, pesticide regulation, pesticide residues, Pesticides|

EFSA published its annual report on pesticide residues found in food in the European Union on Thursday (2 April) which found that the food commodities analysed were “unlikely to pose concern for consumer health.”

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Controversial risk indicator to be basis for pesticide reduction targets

By |marec 4th, 2020|ECPA, Greenpeace, harmonised risk indicator, ifoam, News, organic, pesticide action network, Pesticides, sustainable use directive|

The latest draft of the EU's Farm to Fork strategy (F2F), obtained by EURACTIV, specifies that mandatory targets for the reduction of use and risk of synthetic chemical pesticides will be established using the existing Harmonised Risk Indicator 1 (HRI1...

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Nitrate pollution linked to agriculture, says new study

By |februar 28th, 2020|agriculture, European Commission, fertilisers, Germany, groundwater, measuring points, News, nitrate levels, Pesticides, pigs|

While Germany is set on tightening its fertiliser regulation after the EU Commission sued the country for excessive nitrate levels in groundwater, a new study has linked agriculture and particularly animal fattening with groundwater pollution. Could th...

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Agricultural drones are gradually ‘taking off’ in France

By |februar 27th, 2020|agricultural drones, agriculture, drones, farming, France, livestock farming, News, Pesticides, slopes, UAVs, viticulture|

France is experimenting with drones as a means of spraying pesticides so that by 2021 it may launch the practice as it could lead to more precise treatments, as well as a reduction in the use of phytosanitary products. EURACTIV France reports.

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French stadiums should ban fungicide use this year

By |februar 25th, 2020|carbon footprint, climate, Climate Change, environment, football, France, fungicides, Life Tackle, News, Pesticides, Professional football league, sport, Sports|

Fungicides, which are pesticides used to combat fungi, could be banned from French football stadiums this year. EURACTIV France reports

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Could robot weeders be the solution to France’s pesticide problem?

By |februar 25th, 2020|France, glyphosate, market gardners, Naio Technologie, News, Pesticides, phytosanitary products, robot, weed-killer|

As farmers are urged to reduce their use of plant protection products, they are forced to take on manual weeding, a tedious task for which manpower is hard to find. But could so-called 'robot weeders' provide a solution to this problem? EURACTIV France...

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