Press releases 2018

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European Parliament resoundingly votes to end glyphosate use

Press release | October 24, 2017 at 14:40

Brussels - Today the European Parliament resoundingly voted for an end to glyphosate use by 2022, with 355 in favour, 204 against and 111 abstentions.

Commissioner Andriukaitis confronted with demands of over one million Europeans to...

Press release | October 23, 2017 at 11:43

Two days before EU members states are expected to vote on whether to renew the licence for the controversial weedkiller glyphosate, representatives of the Stop Glyphosate European Citizens’ Initiative have met the European commissioner for health...

Activists urge EU to go for 100% renewable energy

Press release | October 9, 2017 at 7:58

** High-res photo and video available at bit.ly/GP_9Oct17** Brussels – Climate change activists unfurled a giant banner in the centre of the Schuman roundabout in Brussels – just outside the headquarters of the European Commission, the...

CETA threatens food safety even before national parliaments sign off

Press release | September 20, 2017 at 10:34

On the eve of the preliminary application of the EU-Canada trade deal, CETA, Greenpeace warned of threats to food safety and agricultural standards.

Monsanto’s view of independent science copied into EU evaluations

Press release | September 15, 2017 at 16:30

Brussels, 15 September 2017 – According to media reports, large sections of the EU report evaluating the independent science on glyphosate’s potential risk to human health have been copied, word for word on many pages, from Monsanto’s application...

EU trade approach update

Press release | September 14, 2017 at 14:20

EU trade commissioner Malmström today published a package of proposals on trade and investment policy.

What are pesticides doing in our eggs?

Blog entry by Christiane Huxdorff & Davin Hutchins | August 10, 2017

In case you missed the news this week, here’s what we know so far: during the first week in August, the Dutch food safety authority (NWMA) announced that they discovered tens of thousands of eggs contaminated with fipronil - a toxic...

Giant weedkiller bottle torn down as Europe debates future of glyphosate

Press release | July 17, 2017 at 20:36

Brussels - Citizens toppled a giant glyphosate bottle at the Schuman roundabout outside the European Commission to symbolise the demand of over 1.3 million people across Europe calling for a ban of the controversial weedkiller [1].

EU-Japan trade deal smacks of corporate protectionism

Press release | July 5, 2017 at 18:24

Brussels - According to media reports, the European Commission and Japan have reached an agreement which closes negotiations on most parts of the EU’s biggest bilateral trade deal to date. The deal is the latest example of an EU trade policy that...

First pan-European field study confirms neonicotinoid pesticides harm bees

Press release | June 29, 2017 at 21:00

Exeter, 29 June 2017 - A major industry-funded field study [1] assessing the impacts of neonicotinoid pesticides clothianidin and thiamethoxam on honeybees and wild bees confirms that these chemicals harm these species. The study is due for...

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