Tag: pesticides

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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#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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EU countries should use #pesticides more sustainably

EU countries should use #pesticides more sustainably

| October 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

The report on the sustainable use of pesticides Directive adopted by the Commission takes stock of progress made by the EU member states in applying measures to reduce the risks and impacts of pesticides. It covers a wide range of topics such as aerial spraying, information to the public or training of professionals. The report […]

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How many #pesticides did you eat today? Plenty according to European Food Safety Authority

How many #pesticides did you eat today? Plenty according to European Food Safety Authority

Forty four percent (43.9%) of all European food was tested positive for pesticide residues according to the 2015 pesticide residues report of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), published yesterday[1] (12 April). And this number is increasing comparing to previous years (see Figures). Whether we like it or not, pesticides have become one of the […]

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#Pesticides: MEPs want to promote use of natural alternatives

#Pesticides: MEPs want to promote use of natural alternatives

| February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Although fast and effective for plant growth, chemicals pesticides entail potential risks for human health, animals and the environment. About 45% of food we consume contains pesticide residues with 1.6% exceeding legal limits, according to the European Food Safety Authority. MEPs want to promote the use of more natural pesticides and to simplify and speed […]

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