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Syngenta withdraws two GM crops following widespread rejection by EU governments

Press release | October 12, 2015 at 15:30

Brussels – Agrochemical company Syngenta has withdrawn two out of four of its GM maizes awaiting EU approval [1], following widespread rejection of GM crop cultivation by two thirds of EU governments [2].

Distrust over EU GM crop approvals grows as 17 countries move towards national bans

Press release | October 1, 2015 at 10:30

PRESS RELEASE UPDATED ON 2 & 5 OCTOBER TO INCLUDE NOTIFICATIONS FOR GM CROP CULTIVATION BANS BY BULGARIA, CYPRUS, LUXEMBOURG, MALTA AND WALES Brussels – In the latest blow to the European Commission’s laissez-faire approach to GM crops, 17...

Honouring courage and compassion: Peace Day 2015

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | September 22, 2015

I was 22 years old when I had to leave my homeland, South Africa. I had no choice. I was living underground for a year by then, to avoid being arrested. This was 1987, in the midst of one of the most bloody and violent periods in the...

EU adopts weak position for Paris climate summit

Press release | September 18, 2015 at 13:30

Brussels - Environment ministers meeting in Brussels today adopted a weak EU negotiating position for global climate talks in Paris in December, said Greenpeace. The EU aims to cut domestic emissions by at least 40% in 2030.

EU: Put your weight behind renewables

Press release | September 18, 2015 at 11:00

Change Partnership, Climate Action Network Europe, Friends of the Earth Europe, Greenpeace, Nature Code, Oxfam, Transport & Environment and WWF

US Court annuls market approval for sulfoxaflor

Publication | September 17, 2015 at 15:00

Dear Commissioner Andriukaitis, We are writing to draw your attention to a recent judgment last week by a United States (US) Appeals Court. In this judgment, the Court decided to cancel the approval granted by the US Environmental...

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