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Health officials ‘protected use’ of 32 dangerous #Pesticides

Health officials ‘protected use’ of 32 dangerous #Pesticides

| May 10, 2019

Newly released European Commission documents reveal a fight to cripple important European pesticide protections. The haul of over 600 documents was obtained after a two year legal battle won by the Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN). They show top officials trying to protect chemical and farming interests from incoming European rules that were expected to directly ban up […]

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European Parliament votes on the implementation of the directive on sustainable use of #Pesticides

European Parliament votes on the implementation of the directive on sustainable use of #Pesticides

| February 13, 2019

The European Parliament has adopted an own initiative report on the implementation of the EU Directive on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides (SUD). PAN Europe welcomes the vote and emphasises that this report can help to speed up implementation of the Directive, which is long overdue. “Despite the SUD, sale of pesticides has not reduced […]

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Fighting #AnimalDiseases and #PlantPests: €154 million earmarked for 2019

Fighting #AnimalDiseases and #PlantPests: €154 million earmarked for 2019

| January 31, 2019

For 2019, the Commission decided to allocate about €154 million to the fight against animal diseases and infectious diseases of animals that can be transmitted to humans as well as to support plant pests surveys. “The fights against African Swine Fever and Xylella are daily examples of the EU’s actions on diseases and pests which […]

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#Pesticides in food: What is the European Parliament doing to help?

#Pesticides in food: What is the European Parliament doing to help?

| January 28, 2019

MEPs want to ensure your food is always safe to eat © CC0 Photo by Manki Kim on Unsplash  Europeans are concerned about pesticide residues in food and their potential effect on health. Find out how MEPs are tackling the issue. About 50% of the food tested by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in […]

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#Pesticides – Protecting consumers is our highest priority says #EPP

#Pesticides – Protecting consumers is our highest priority says #EPP

| January 17, 2019

EPP Group protects consumers, insists on science-based approach towards pesticides authorization. “Even though the EU authorization process is already the safest in the world, we can still further improve it”, said the EPP Group’s Norbert Lins MEP, ahead of the vote on the findings and recommendations of the Parliament’s Special Committee on the Authorization Procedure […]

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#Pesticides – MEPs propose blueprint to improve EU approval procedure

#Pesticides – MEPs propose blueprint to improve EU approval procedure

| December 10, 2018

Long-term toxicity should be taken into account during authorisation procedures, say MEPs  Plans to boost trust in the EU approval procedure by making it more transparent and accountable were put forward by the special committee on pesticides. Among many proposals, MEPs agreed last week that the public should be granted access to the studies used […]

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#Pesticides investigation: ‘Health should be the priority’

#Pesticides investigation: ‘Health should be the priority’

| May 16, 2018

Eric Andrieu  Parliament’s pesticides committee has until the end of 2018 to investigate and propose improvements to the procedure for the authorization of pesticides. Find out more about its work.      There are long-standing concerns about how some components of pesticides, such as glyphosate, might affect people’s health. In October 2017 MEPs demanded a full […]

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