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27.04.2018 : The representatives of the Member States of the European Union voted in favour of the European Commission’s proposal to ban almost all uses of 3 neonicotinoid insecticides (imidacloprid, clothianidin, thiametoxam), qualified as bee killers because of their very high toxicity. All outdoor uses will be prohibited and the 3 neonicotinoids will only be… Read More

Thousands of industry documents, including the now notorious “Monsanto papers” are being made available by the University of California, San Francisco, posted at the UCSF Chemical Industry Documents Archive. They will allow the public to get a new insight into the tactics at all levels that the agrochemical industry has used to put its products… Read More

04.19.2018, a California Appellate Court rejected Monsanto’s lawsuit against the announcement by Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) that it intended to list glyphosate under landmark Proposition 65. Here is the press release from Center for Food Safety, which has been very active in the issue. CFS and State of California Win Appeal Affirming… Read More

As spring is back, with pesticides spraying ready to go, our partner Générations Futures has updated its brochure to inform affected neighbours about health risks and their rights, so that they can act to protect themselves. You can download the brochure (in French) here.… Read More

On March 21srt 2018, the European Commission cleared the conditional acquisition of Monsanto (USA) by Bayer (Germany). To avoid monopolies, Bayer has undertaken to sell its seeds, GMOs and part of its pesticides division. These sectors should be acquired by another German multinational, BASF, subject to the Commission’s agreement. Our partner’s article Inf’OGM sheds light… Read More

03.10.2018, According to the Belgian daily Le Soir, the Brussels Region is refusing to extend the use of glyphosate-based herbicides and is dragging the European Commission to the European Court of Justice for violation of the precautionary principle. This follows the renewal of the marketing authorisation of glyphosate for 5 years, decided by the European… Read More