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The bees' burden

Press release | April 16, 2014 at 8:58

Over two thirds of the pollen that honeybees collect from European fields is contaminated by a cocktail of up to 17 different toxic pesticides. These are the shocking findings of a new study released today.

Commission acts on bee-killing pesticides but stops short of complete ban

Press release | January 31, 2013 at 11:30

Brussels – The European Commission will today ask EU member state representatives to consider imposing restrictions on certain pesticides because of their harmful effects on bees. Greenpeace welcomes the move by the Commission, which follows the...

Europe must ban bee-killing pesticides

Press release | March 14, 2013 at 9:00

Brussels, 14 March 2013 – EU government representatives are meeting today and tomorrow in Brussels to consider a partial ban of three neonicotinoids that have been shown to harm bees. Greenpeace urges European governments not to bow to pressure...

13 EU countries back ban of bee-killing pesticides

Press release | March 15, 2013 at 15:00

Brussels – Government representatives from 13 EU countries have voted in favour of a temporary ban of three pesticides (neonicotinoids known as imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam) that have been shown to harm bees. The vote follows...

Bees in Decline

Publication | April 9, 2013 at 9:00

Bees in Decline

Greenpeace welcomes another step in taking action on bee-killing pesticide

Press release | July 16, 2013 at 15:16

Brussels – A European Commission proposal to restrict the use of a pesticide that has been shown to kill bees received the support of a strong majority of EU country representatives today. 23 EU member states voted in favour of a partial ban on...

Knockout blow for GM 1507 Maize as Court of Justice annuls authorisation of...

Press release | December 13, 2013 at 12:24

Brussels – Greenpeace welcomes today’s decision by the EU General Court annulling the authorisation of the controversial genetically modified (GM) potato in 2010. Given this ruling, Greenpeace calls on the European Commission to withdraw its...

NGOs and beekeepers take legal action to defend EU ban of bee-killing pesticides...

Press release | December 16, 2013 at 8:56

Brussels – Greenpeace International, Bee Life European Beekeeping Coordination and 4 other environmental and consumer organisations (Pesticides Action Network Europe, ClientEarth, Buglife and SumOfUs) are applying to intervene at the European...

Open letter to the Commission on new genetic engineering methods

Publication | January 27, 2015 at 16:06

A coalition of eight NGOs wrote to EU Commissioner Andriukaitis flagging their concerns that the European Commission might consider exempting new genetic engineering techniques from GM rules. The signatories called on the Commission to reject any...

Plan Bee - Living without pesticides

Publication | May 7, 2014 at 10:00

This study incorporates current scientific knowledge on ecological farming and the practical experience of farmers, scientists and eco-entrepreneurs championing modern ecological agriculture across Europe.

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