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#Pesticides – Commission bans a #Neonicotinoid from EU market

#Pesticides – Commission bans a #Neonicotinoid from EU market

| January 14, 2020

The European Commission has decided not to renew the approval of a neonicotinoid called thiacloprid, following scientific advice by EFSA (the European Food Safety Authority) that the substance presents health and environmental concerns. This is the 4th neonicotinoid, out of 5 that were approved earlier for use in the EU, for which restrictions of use or a […]

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#Pesticides – Chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl will be banned in Europe

#Pesticides – Chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl will be banned in Europe

| January 13, 2020

The Commission has adopted the end of the approval for the European market of pesticides chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl following the confirmation, by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), of harmful effects on human health, especially genotoxicity and neurotoxic effects for development. Health and Food Safety Commissioner Stella Kyriakides said: “Protecting citizens from dangerous chemicals is […]

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MEPs call for reduction in use of #Pesticides to save Europe’s #Bees

MEPs call for reduction in use of #Pesticides to save Europe’s #Bees

| December 20, 2019

Bees and other insect pollinators are essential for our ecosystems and biodiversity© 123RF/European Union–EP MEPs call on the Commission to beef up its Pollinators Initiative and to come up with new measures to protect bees and other pollinators. In a resolution adopted on Wednesday (18 December), Parliament welcomes the EU Pollinators Initiative, but highlights that, […]

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MEPs call for a reduction in #Pesticides to protect #Bees

MEPs call for a reduction in #Pesticides to protect #Bees

| December 4, 2019

Further reducing use of pesticides, more funds for research and better monitoring are urgently needed to save the EU’s bees, says the Environment Committee. The Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee on Tuesday approved a resolution highlighting weaknesses in the EU Pollinator Initiative that render it inadequate to address the main causes of pollinators’ […]

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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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#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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