Press release from our partner ECCHR: On December 15, the Swiss OECD National Contact Point (NCP) accepted the complaint against agrochemical company Syngenta over alleged pesticide poisonings in the central Indian region of Yavatmal caused by the company’s insecticide Polo*. The complaint was filed on behalf of 51 affected families on 17 September 2020 by the… Read More

Worldwide poisonings up from 25 million in 1990 to 385 million today Press release from Pesticides Action Network International, December 9, 2020 In a comprehensive study released today, scientists report that pesticide poisonings on farms around the world have risen dramatically since the last global assessment 30 years ago. Based on an evaluation of available poisoning data… Read More

Paris, 10/28/2020 : After the deputies, the Senate has just given its green light to the reauthorization of neonicotinoid insecticides after a very divisive debate. Despite the determined opposition of many senators, a majority (of 56 votes) decided to ratify a decision that undermines an already  very reduced biodiversity and the sustainability of our farming… Read More

Here is the press release from our partners in the ECI “savebeesandfarmers” initiative. We express all our solidarity with them. Trial starts in the regional court of Bozen/Bolzano, Italy, on September 15th. Threats of imprisonment and fines, as well as potential claims of millions of Euros in damages. Lawsuit an attempt to intimidate critics of… Read More