Pesticides

Agrifood 08-06-2018

EU health chief: Some politicians spoke too ‘loudly’ against glyphosate before elections

Some politicians spoke loudly before the election proposing to immediately ban glyphosate, but after the election, they were “welcomed to reality”, Andriukaitis said.
Agrifood 06-06-2018

How should we regulate pesticides? Solutions for safe, transparent decision-making

Over the past months, discussion has heated up regarding the use and safety of pesticides in Europe. All stakeholders are calling for a transparent and science-based approach. But how can policy-makers ensure that the authorisation procedure really is based on sound research?
Agrifood 25-05-2018

Eric Andrieu on Efsa, PEST committee and France

French MEP Eric Andrieu discusses the role of the EP’s PEST Committee, which he chairs, to respond to comments suggesting that it is at a dead-end.
Politics 27-10-2017

Tweets of the Week: Me Too, Glyphosate, and ePrivacy

"Me too" hashtag sparks harassment debate, Commission loses over glyphosate hate, and ePrivacy vote opens lobby floodgate.
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Precision agriculture: future of the CAP?
Agrifood 15-07-2016

Precision agriculture: future of the CAP?

Increasing yields and the quality of the production while reducing energy consumption and inputs or "produce more with less" is the principle of precision agriculture (PA).
UK farmers on Brexit and Glyphosate
Brexit 06-07-2016

UK farmers link Brexit vote and glyphosate

EURACTIV.com spoke to young British farmers at the 2016 Lincolnshire Show, just before the EU referendum on 23 June. Most showed strong interest for Brexit and linked their rejection of the EU to glyphosate.
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Agrifood 01-04-2015

Vella: Carcinogenic pesticides ‘have to be addressed’

New research suggesting that pesticides could create cancer among humans should trigger policymakers into action, said Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.
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Agrifood 30-04-2013

Green NGOs hail ‘historic’ victory in pesticides vote

A majority of EU countries have supported a European Commission proposal to temporarily ban three pesticides suspected of harming bees in a vote on Monday (29 April).
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Plan Bee: Brussels pitches two-year pesticide ban

The EU has launched a rescue plan for Europe’s dwindling honeybee colonies: a 24-month ban on three widely-used neonicitinoid pesticides that the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) says pose “high acute risks” to pollinators.