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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.

Investigation: Majority of EU Parliament agriculture committee linked to industry

Press release | May 24, 2018 at 7:00

A majority of MEPs on the European Parliament’s agriculture committee have strong links to the farming industry, Greenpeace research has revealed.

EFSA confirms pesticides danger to bees

Press release | February 28, 2018 at 11:05

Three widely used neonicotinoid pesticides are a danger to bees, according to a report released today by the European Food Safety Authority, EFSA.

Halve meat and dairy production to protect climate, nature and health

Press release | March 5, 2018 at 9:18

Global meat and dairy production and consumption must be cut in half by 2050 to avoid dangerous climate change and keep the Paris climate agreement on track, says a new Greenpeace report.

The EU glyphosate timeline

Publication | February 8, 2017 at 5:52

Campaigners and activists met in Brussels and other European cities (Madrid, Rome, Berlin and Paris) today to launch a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) to ban glyphosate, reform the EU pesticide approval process, and set mandatory targets to...

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...

Greenpeace testing: Pesticides found on apples pose risk to environment

Press release | October 21, 2015 at 12:11

Hamburg/Amsterdam – While all organic apples tested are free of pesticides, 83% of the tested conventional apples were contaminated with pesticide residues – with 60% containing two or more substances. These results published by Greenpeace today...

SUD Pesticides Symposium 2015 Programme

Publication | November 18, 2015 at 18:51

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New techniques of genetic engineering

Publication | March 16, 2016 at 17:08

The European Commission is considering whether genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that have been produced through a range of new techniques should be excluded from the European Union’s GMO regulations.

Industry ties raise questions about UN body assessing glyphosate cancer risk

Press release | May 16, 2016 at 13:13

Brussels – The FAO /WHO Joint Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR) released an assessment today, which concludes that the controversial weedkiller glyphosate is “unlikely to pose a carcinogenic risk to humans from exposure through the diet” [1].

EU Parliament backs glyphosate restrictions

Press release | April 13, 2016 at 14:34

Brussels/Strasbourg – MEPs have backed restrictions on the use of glyphosate – the world’s most used weedkiller – and a shortening of its licence, amid rising health concerns.

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