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Commission seeks glyphosate approval by another name

Press release | June 1, 2016 at 10:15

Brussels – The European Commission is seeking political backing to allow unrestricted use of controversial weedkiller glyphosate by labelling the decision as temporary, warned Greenpeace.

Greenpeace comment on EU glyphosate decision

Press release | May 19, 2016 at 11:50

Brussels – An EU vote scheduled for today in Brussels on the re-approval of a controversial weedkiller known as glyphosate has reportedly been postponed.

Commission fails to regulate new GMOs after intense US lobbying

Press release | April 21, 2016 at 10:08

Brussels – The European Commission has shelved a legal opinion confirming that a new breed of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) must undergo rigorous safety testing and labelling. This follows intense lobbying by the US government.

Joint letter on changes to EU decision-making concerning health, agriculture and food

Publication | February 13, 2017 at 13:18

Five environmental, health and agriculture organisations (Friends of the Earth Europe, Greenpeace, HEAL, IFOAM EU and Pesticide Action Network Europe) wrote to EU Commission President Juncker to propose ways to improve the EU decision-making...

New techniques of genetic engineering

Publication | February 27, 2017 at 13:07

Biotechnology companies argue that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that have been produced through a range of new techniques should be excluded from the European Union’s GMO regulations.

Environment and health concerns ignored by EU agriculture ministers

Press release | March 19, 2018 at 14:19

A statement by European agriculture ministers on the EU’s common agricultural policy (CAP) ignores the impacts on public health and the environment, according to Greenpeace.

Study: dangers of neonicotinoid use in greenhouses

Publication | December 11, 2017 at 8:59

Will the use of neonicotinoids in greenhouses continue to present a risk for bees and other organisms?

Three neonicotinoids down, more bee-killing pesticides to go

Press release | April 27, 2018 at 11:45

European governments have backed a European Commission plan for a near-total ban of three bee-killing neonicotinoid insecticides. Representatives from 16 countries meeting in Brussels voted in support of the EU ban.

EU budget leaves environment in the cold

Press release | May 2, 2018 at 14:58

The European Commission has slashed funding earmarked for environmental protection in a draft seven-year EU budget released today.

Investigation: EU subsidises Europe’s most polluting livestock farms

Press release | April 24, 2018 at 7:00

Subsidies from the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are supporting some of Europe’s most polluting livestock farms, a Greenpeace investigation has revealed.

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