Neonicotinoids escape into the environment even when their use is restricted to greenhouses, according to a review of scientific literature published by Greenpeace on Monday ..
News 11 Dec 2017
Proposed guidelines from EU regulators would make it “impossible” to identify a substance as an endocrine disruptor in the near term “even if there is ..
News 8 Dec 2017
The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament is seeking cross-party support to launch an appeal at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) against the recent ..
News 7 Dec 2017
Environmental groups have called for tighter controls on endocrine disrupting pesticides and an outright ban on neonicotinoids blamed for decimating bee populations ..
News 6 Dec 2017
Environmental health campaigners have called for a major rethink of European policy after new research found the economic cost of pollution could be much higher ..
News 5 Dec 2017
The European Food Safety Authority has rejected allegations of fraud and wilfully endangering the public after glyphosate campaigners launched legal bids in five European states ..
News 4 Dec 2017
Members of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament have launched a petition calling on the German government to follow France in unilaterally banning glyphosate within three ..
News 30 Nov 2017
The European Commission intends to abolish the system of ‘greening’ payments made directly to farmers in exchange for environmental protection measures ..
News 29 Nov 2017
The European Commission has launched a 12-week public consultation on potential policy options to curb the impact of pharmaceuticals in the environment ..
News 28 Nov 2017
The European Commission secured on Monday an eleventh hour deal to renew authorisation for the systemic herbicide glyphosate with Germany coming down in favour of ..
News 27 Nov 2017
Drinking water supply in many areas could be at risk within months unless the Spanish government imposes restrictions on agricultural irrigation during the current severe ..
News 22 Nov 2017
The European Commission has said it will not be swayed by pressure from the agrochemical industry to re-approve glyphosate but that there is no legal ..
News 21 Nov 2017
The Danish government has set out to increase protection from the harmful effects of chemicals in food, food contact materials, biocides and consumer products ..
News 21 Nov 2017
New European rules on the production and marketing of organic produce are set to take effect in January 2021 after national governments endorsed on Monday ..
News 20 Nov 2017
Medical and environmental groups have called on the European Commission to propose specific legislation to address the threat posed by pharmaceutical products in a strategy ..
News 17 Nov 2017