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#EndocrineDisruptors: Major step towards protecting citizens and environment

#EndocrineDisruptors: Major step towards protecting citizens and environment

Today (4 July), member states’ representatives voted in favour of the European Commission’s proposal on scientific criteria to identify endocrine disruptors in the field of plant protection products. This is an important step towards greater protection of citizens from harmful substances. Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis said: “Today’s vote represents our determination to […]

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Food authority #EFSA gives an extra swing to  the pesticide treadmill

Food authority #EFSA gives an extra swing to the pesticide treadmill

| September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), in the holiday period, published a ‘protocol’ for the implementation of a major pesticide derogation, Article 4.7 of Regulation 1107/2009. The derogation will be used for pesticides that are currently still on the EU market but are about to be banned based on the 2009-pesticide Regulation that includes “cut-off” […]

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#EFSA4Bees: Food safety agency launches website dedicated to saving bees #BeeHealth

#EFSA4Bees: Food safety agency launches website dedicated to saving bees #BeeHealth

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched a new website dedicated to its work on bee health. #Efsa4Bees contains essential information about EFSA’s project on the risk assessment of multiple stressors in bees (MUST-B) as well as other relevant work in areas such as pesticides, animal health and environmental risk. Dr Agnès Rortais, a bee […]

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#Glyphosate: Environmental organisations press charges against Monsanto, BfR and EFSA for assessment of glyphosate

#Glyphosate: Environmental organisations press charges against Monsanto, BfR and EFSA for assessment of glyphosate

Six environmental NGOs (Global 2000, PAN Europe, PAN UK, Generations Futures, Nature et Progrès Belgique and Wemove.EU) from five European countries are filing today (2 March) a formal complaint against those responsible for the assessment of glyphosate in Europe, for “denying the cancer causing effects of glyphosate and getting its European market license renewed”. On […]

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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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#Ombudsman tells Commission to report back on pesticides authorisation

#Ombudsman tells Commission to report back on pesticides authorisation

| February 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Ombudsman‘s inquiry into the approval of pesticides by the European Commission highlights concerns with the Commission’s practice (known as the confirmatory data procedure) of approving the safe use of an active substance before it gets all of the data necessary to support that decision. The Ombudsman notes the Commission’s general acceptance of her […]

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Cloning for food: Parliamentary committees vote on plans to ban the practice

Cloning for food: Parliamentary committees vote on plans to ban the practice

Should cloning for food be banned because of animal welfare concerns? The environment committee votes today (17 June) on amendments to a European Commission proposal to ban the cloning of animals kept and reproduced for farming purposes in the EU. The MEPs in charge of steering the plans through Parliament support the ban, but want […]

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