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#Glyphosate: Hysteria wins out yet again over science and rationality

#Glyphosate: Hysteria wins out yet again over science and rationality

| January 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Germany’s decisive vote late last year ended the deadlock over whether to renew the license for the world’s most commonly used weed killer, glyphosate – though heavy pressure from certain EU member states and green groups meant that the European Commission had to settle for a five-year renewal rather than the 15-year extension initially sought. […]

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#Endocrine disruptors: adoption of scientific criteria for #biocides

#Endocrine disruptors: adoption of scientific criteria for #biocides

| September 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Following the endorsement by Member States, on 4 July, of the scientific criteria to identify endocrine disruptors in the field of pesticides or plant protection products  the European Commission adopted today  the scientific criteria for biocides. This will allow to fully align the criteria in both legislations, as the objective is to have the same criteria […]

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#EFSA: Quo Vadis, glyphosate?

#EFSA: Quo Vadis, glyphosate?

| June 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

The battle over the fate of the widely used glyphosate herbicide is heating up in the European Union. Most commonly known under its commercial name Round-Up, the substance has been the main topic of discussion in the European Parliament and the European Commission this week, after the European executive’s 17 May decision to restart the procedure […]

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#Health: MEPs approve updated rules to help contain transmissible animal diseases  

#Health: MEPs approve updated rules to help contain transmissible animal diseases  

| March 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Measures to prevent and halt outbreaks of animal diseases such as avian flu or foot and mouth disease, informally agreed by MEPs and the EU Council of Ministers in June 2015, were endorsed by Parliament on Tuesday 9 March. The draft EU law, on diseases that are transmissible among animals, and potentially to humans too, […]

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#Health: Glyphosate health risks ignored as Commission proposes long reapproval for use in EU

#Health: Glyphosate health risks ignored as Commission proposes long reapproval for use in EU

| February 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Commission is proposing the reapproval of the controversial substance glyphosate, which is used as a herbicide among other applications, for use in the EU for a further 15 years. The draft implementing act, which was made available to the European Parliament on Wednesday 24 February, foresees the reapproval of glyphosate until 2031 and […]

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European food ‘not as safe as European Food Safety Authority pretends’ says Pesticide Action Network Europe

European food ‘not as safe as European Food Safety Authority pretends’ says Pesticide Action Network Europe

A few days ago, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) released the annual report on pesticides residues in food. While the authority claims that 93% of tested food does not exceed the Maximum Residue Level (MRL), a finer analysis of the available shows that the EFSA’s communication is misleading, according to Pesticide Action Network Europe […]

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