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Joint NGO letter to Commissioner Andriukaitis on bee-harming pesticides

Publication | December 5, 2016 at 15:42

In a letter sent today, Greenpeace, Pesticide Action Network Europe and Bee Life asked EU health Commissioner Andriukaitis to end the EU licences for these four pesticides (imidacloprid, clothianidin, fipronil and thiamethoxam) without delay.

Bee-harming pesticides should be banned following EFSA reports

Press release | December 6, 2016 at 16:38

Brussels, 6 December 2016 – The findings of new reports from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and a recent decision by the European Commission should result in a ban of four bee-harming pesticides, according to three environmental and...

EU food agency links fourth pesticide to bee decline

Press release | May 27, 2013 at 15:21

Brussels – In the latest scientific warning against the impacts of common pesticides on bees, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has today released a scientific assessment linking a pesticide known as fipronil to harmful effects on bees.

Pesticides and our health - Greenpeace report

Publication | May 12, 2015 at 9:54

The study outlines the known, and suspected, human health impacts of chemical pesticides based on the findings of current peer-reviewed studies.

European Parliament backs biodiversity over pesticides

Press release | June 14, 2017 at 13:49

Today the European Parliament agreed with the European Commission that agricultural land dedicated to the preservation of biodiversity must not be treated with pesticides, rejecting an attempt by the Parliament’s agriculture committee to block...

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...

209 pesticides used in the EU could endanger humans or environment

Press release | July 27, 2016 at 10:53

27 July 2016 – Greenpeace Germany today published an updated version of The EU Pesticide Blacklist [1]. This catalogue, developed by an independent expert, classifies all pesticides authorised in the European Union according to their potential...

NGO letter to EU Parliament pesticide committee

Publication | April 13, 2018 at 15:30

We, along with 22 other NGOs, wrote to the European Parliament's newly formed pesticide committee (PEST).

Commission must prepare glyphosate exit plan, Greenpeace

Press release | June 24, 2016 at 16:09

Brussels – Greenpeace has called on the European Commission to prepare a glyphosate exit plan, after an EU vote on the controversial weedkiller today cleared the way for the Commission to push through a temporary licence extension.

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...

Bees in Decline

Press release | April 9, 2013 at 9:30

Zurich – Greenpeace released today a comprehensive scientific review [1] of the factors that put pollinators and agriculture in Europe at risk. The study highlights the ecological and economic importance of healthy bee populations and stresses...

Syngenta takes Commission to court over ban of bee-killing pesticide

Press release | August 27, 2013 at 12:49

[UPDATE] - At least one other agrochemicals company (Bayer) has joined Syngenta in challenging the EU pesticide ban. Brussels – Swiss agrochemicals company Syngenta has legally challenged a partial EU ban of one of its pesticides that...

Joint NGOs letter to Commissioner Andriukaitis

Publication | April 11, 2016 at 14:55

UPDATED 23 June 2016

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.

EU prepares to brush aside glyphosate herbicide safety concerns

Publication | March 3, 2016 at 13:54

On 8 March, a meeting of EU government experts in Brussels is expected to support the European Commission’s proposal to grant a new 15-year lease to glyphosate, the world’s most used weedkiller, despite World Health Organisation (WHO) cancer...

Bee-killing pesticides dangerous even when used in greenhouses, new research

Press release | December 11, 2017 at 9:21

Brussels/Exeter – Bees and other wildlife are exposed to neonicotinoid pesticides even if they are used only inside greenhouses, a new study published today by Greenpeace Science Unit reveals.

Commission rejects demands of #StopGlyphosate citizens’ initiative

Press release | December 12, 2017 at 17:10

Brussels – The European Commission has issued its formal response to the #StopGlyphosate European Citizens Initiative (ECI).

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.

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.

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...

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...

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.

A Toxic Eden: Poisons in your Garden

Publication | April 24, 2014 at 16:06

The Greenpeace report “A Toxic Eden: Poisons in your Garden - an analysis of pesticides in ornamental plants sold in Europe” highlights the wide use of bee-killing pesticides in the horticulture sector.

Greenpeace comment on EFSA study on effects of pesticides on bees

Press release | January 16, 2013 at 17:09

Brussels – A report released today by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) [1] has linked commonly used pesticides, known as neonicotinoids, to serious effects on bee populations. EFSA indicates “high risks” in the use of neonicotinoids and...

EU court: protecting people and nature takes precedence over business interests

Press release | May 17, 2018 at 10:46

The General Court of the European Union has ruled that the European Commission was right to impose restrictions on the use of three bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides – imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam.

Bees in Decline

Publication | April 9, 2013 at 9:00

Bees in Decline

Entry into force of EU restrictions on the use of neonicotinoid insecticides...

Publication | November 28, 2013 at 13:00

Brussels - On 1 December 2013, the three neonicotinoid insecticides thiamethoxam (produced by Syngenta), imidacloprid and clothianidin (produced by Bayer), will be subject to a partial two-year ban in the European Union (EU). The insecticides are...

EFSA accuses world-class cancer experts of engaging in 'Facebook science'

Blog entry by franziska achterberg | December 8, 2015

This article was published on 7 December 2015 on Euractiv.com The European Food Safety Authority (ESFA) said on 12 November that there is no scientific evidence that glyphosate – the active ingredient in the world’s most...

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