Under pressure from a number of member states, the European Commission has revived a push to water down rules that protect against endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in pesticides.
A dangerous and unlawful definition of hormone-harming chemicals in pesticides has today been rejected by the European Parliament.
The European Commission has gone beyond its power in order to allow endocrine disruptors to be used in pesticides, say experts.
Expert scientists from most EU countries today approved the European Commission’s proposed criteria to identify which pesticide chemicals may be hormone disruptors.
EU countries are ignoring the ban on bee-harming pesticides and continuing to use them across Europe. The Commission has the power to curb this alarming trend, but is doing nothing to stop it.
The European Commission has cut the level of protection in EU pesticides rules following pressure from the US and Canada, minutes of a meeting reveal.
This new proposal shows that evidence-based decision making, in the face of enormous pressure from the pesticide industry, is beginning to work.
Losing our pollinators would have huge implications for human health. New evidence shows how important the ban on neonicotinoids is for protecting our bees.
The increased use of bee-threatening pesticide sulfoximines could undermine the current ban on neonicotinoids, and have serious implications for the future of pollinators, food production and human health.