Tag: Pesticide Action Network Europe

#SaveTheBees coalition: 80 EU NGOs gather to demand a full ban on neonicotinoids

#SaveTheBees coalition: 80 EU NGOs gather to demand a full ban on neonicotinoids

| December 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

In December 2013, the European Commission restricted the use of three highly bee-toxic neonicotinoid insecticides, namely imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam. On the 4th anniversary of the partial ban on these substances, new scientific knowledge confirms that these restrictions do not go far enough. Therefore, more than 80 EU NGOs are gathering to ask EU decision-makers […]

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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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#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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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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Pesticide Action Network Europe urges further action from Commission

Pesticide Action Network Europe urges further action from Commission

Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe) sent another letter to Commissioner Borg on 27 March, questioning how seriously member states have implemented the Directive on Sustainable Use of Pesticides, and encouraging the European Commission to take further action. PAN Europe has undertaken an analysis of all the National Action Plans (NAPs) that member states have […]

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Pesticides use in ecological focus areas: Delegated acts of CAP reform move responsibility to member states

Pesticides use in ecological focus areas: Delegated acts of CAP reform move responsibility to member states

Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe) has slammed the European Commission’s failure to agree on a set of delegated acts answering whether or not to authorise pesticides in ecological focus areas (EFA). What they did agree upon, though, was allowing member states to decide, a decision that PAN Europe brands as “not being a very […]

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Opinion: How industry tries to water down risk assessment of pesticide mixtures in everyday food

Opinion: How industry tries to water down risk assessment of pesticide mixtures in everyday food

| February 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe report claims to have revealed a well planned and orchestrated attempt of industry to undermine policies meant to evaluate the toxicity of chemicals mixtures (cumulative risk assessment, CRA). This is done by putting industry-linked experts in crucial positions in expert panels of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and of […]

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