On July 6, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) delivered its long-awaited opinion on the risks of glyphosate. This assessment should enable the European Commission and EU member states to decide whether or not to re-authorize glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto-Bayer’s famous Roundup, the world’s best-selling pesticide, by the end of the year. The stakes… Read More

On June 29, 2023, the Paris Administrative Court applied articles 1246 et seq. of the French Civil Code concerning compensation for ecological damage in the context of the appeal lodged in January 2022 by five associations, Notre affaire à tous, POLLINIS, Biodiversité sous nos pieds, Association nationale pour la protection des eaux et rivières Truite-Ombre-Saumon (ANPER-TOS),… Read More

Dear all, Justice Pesticides newsletter n°11 has been published. In it, you’ll find a selection of pesticide-related court rulings from around the world in June 2023, published in the “Legal Cases” section of our website. This month, our watch focuses on France, the United States, Brazil and the Netherlands. The recognition of the French State’s… Read More

On Monday June 12, Le Monde published an opinion column by Corinne Lepage, environmental lawyer and President of our NGO Justice Pesticides. Entitled “Against pesticides, we need to establish health justice in the same way as we have climate justice” (“Contre les pesticides, il faut instaurer une justice sanitaire comme il existe une justice climatique”),… Read More

The French version of the Atlas des Pesticides was presented to the public on May 16. Justice Pesticides was present to take part in the round table “Other views on pesticides and agroecology “, and to share a point of view on justice and pesticides. This Atlas is the fruit of cooperation between the Heinrich… Read More

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