While controversy over a possible renewal of the European approval for glyphosate rages on, European Union member states blocked the Commission’s proposal to extend glyphosate’s approval for another year, which expires on December 15, 2022, by not giving it qualified majority votes at the November 15, 2022, Appeal Committee meeting. This Appeal Committee meeting followed the SCOPAFF (Standing Committee… Read More

For its ninth newsletter, Justice Pesticides looks back at the news of the last few months related to pesticides. The consequences of these toxic products affect every country in the world, and the information in this newsletter includes Argentina, Brazil, the European Union, France, Germany, Guernsey, India, Italy, Mexico, Switzerland and the United States. We hope you… Read More

On September 26, 2022, our partner Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) published a legal opinion on the export of pesticides banned in Europe (European Union, Switzerland and United Kingdom) to Africa and Central America. The Basel Convention, which regulates international trade in hazardous waste, is insufficient to effectively protect all countries from the impacts… Read More

“We spray our elm trees and the following springs are silent of robin song, not because we sprayed the robins directly but because the poison traveled, step by step, through the now familiar elm-earthworm-robin cycle.” Rachel Carson On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the publication of Rachel Carson‘s book Silent Spring, our partner… Read More

The documentary broadcast by Arte television channel “Pesticides: the European hypocrisy” exposes the inconsistencies of the European policy on dangerous pesticides, with, among others, the contribution of Larissa Bombardi, Brazilian geographer at the University of São Paulo and board member of Justice Pesticides. While the European Union (EU) has banned the use of a number… Read More