On Wednesday, February 15, the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) announced that it was withdrawing of the main uses* of S-metolachlor-based plant protection products. S-metolachlor is the third most sold herbicide substance in France, after glyphosate and prosulfocarb (BNVD Traceability, 2022). Authorized since 2004, it is used in particular… Read More

On the sidelines of the United Nations Water Conference in New York, a cooperation agreement was signed this Thursday, March 23, between six parties representing five continents – Friends of the Earth Australia, Pesticides Action Network Asia Pacific, International Center on water and transdisciplinary (CIRAT), Kosmoz Africa, Work Public Ministry of Brazil, and our association… Read More

In October 2020, the European Commission published a Strategy for Sustainable Chemicals, which aims to reduce human and environmental exposure to hazardous chemicals, while enhancing the competitiveness and innovation of European industry. This strategy, adopted by the European Parliament in July 2020, responds to the “Zero Pollution” ambition of the Green Pact for Europe. The… Read More

On 9 January, the European Commissioner for Health, Ms Stella Kyriakides, replied to the letter we had sent her, together with 28 associations, calling for an immediate ban on glyphosate in all member countries. According to her, the “regulatory framework in the EU establishes a comprehensive and rigorous process to examine all available information so… Read More

Hosted in Canada and chaired by China, the 15th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity was held from December 7 to 19, 2022. The global community developed a new plan for the preservation and protection of nature, called the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework. The objective of the framework is… Read More

As the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Council convenes its 171st Session today, [name of organization] calls upon the agency to demonstrate bold leadership on climate action by immediately rescinding its two-year-old agreement with CropLife International (CLI), the global association of the world’s biggest pesticide manufacturers.  In a letter addressed to FAO Deputy Director General… Read More