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  • 06.07.2016

    6 reasons to ban GM plant cultivation in the EU

    On Friday 8 July, the EU Commission will submit to the Standing Committee on plants, animals, food and feed three draft regulations aimed at renewal of the authorisation of cultivation in the EU of...

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    Issue n°21 June 2016

    GREEN INSIGHT INTO EU FOOD POLICYGlyphosate approval: EU governments should begin glyphosate phase-out following Commission intransigenceToxic substances: Shameful Commission compounds wrongs on...

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    Toxic substances/Glyphosate

    3 strikes must mean Commission rules glyphosate approval out

    A proposal for a temporary 'technical extension' of the EU approval of the herbicide glyphosate today failed to secure the support of a majority of EU governments (1). Commenting on the...

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  • 24.05.2016

    GMOs are back

    and they’re worse than before

    A brochure to explain the technical and political issue with new GMOs In the European Union, genetically modified organisms are subjected to a specific regulation. Before being authorized for...

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Seven Reasons To Ban Glyphosate

It's Time To Stand Up To Monsanto!

What is glyphosate, and why should you be worried about it? Glyphosate is a chemical used in herbicides such as Monsanto's Roundup and recently became the most used agricultural chemical of all time. Despite this, there's a good chance you won't have heard of it, and the chemical giants would probably be...

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Issue n°20 May 2016

GREEN INSIGHT INTO EU FOOD POLICYGood for business, bad for us - Why Bayer buying Monsanto is more than just another mergerNo privatisation of life - No patent on our tomatoes!We are pissed off! - MEPs test positive for glyphosateGMO website Revival! FOOD FOR THOUGHT"Why Soil matters - A...

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Food campaign - The Greens/EFA in the EP


extending its authorisation is anti-democratic and goes against the common interest

The European Parliament will tomorrow vote a non-binding resolution opposing the renewal of the license for the controversial weedkiller glyphosate.

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Issue n°17 January 2016

On 20th January, the European Parliament, following the initiative by Greens/EFA MEP Keith Taylor, voted to reject draft EU rules on baby food, which would have allowed baby foods to contain far higher levels of sugar than those recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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Court decision on endocrine disrupters

uncovering the Commission’s failure to act

The EU Court of Justice just gave its ruling in Sweden’s case against the Commission with regard to the Commission's failure to act to adopt criteria for endocrine disrupters (EDCs). In January 2015, The Council and the...

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GMO authorisation

Scandalous authorisation of GM maize underlines need to overhaul EU approval procedure

The European Parliament voted to object to a decision by the European Commission to authorise a new glyphosate-resistant GM maize variety (NK603 x T25) for use in the EU. Commenting after the vote, Green food safety spokesperson Bart Staes said: “In objecting to the authorisation...

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Pesticides néonicotinoïdes

Une nouvelle étude démontre que le moratoire européen doit devenir une interdiction permanente

Une récente étude de la Royal Holloway University of London vient de démontrer pour la première fois un impact direct d’un pesticide néonicotinoïde sur la pollinisation (1). Selon les résultats de cette étude, les colonies...

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Novel Foods

Greens won't mess with citizens' health and freedom of choice

Novel food is defined as food that has not been consumed to a significant degree by humans in the EU prior to 1997, when the first Regulation on novel food came into force. For the Greens/EFA, this weak definition should be improved.

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Organic farming rules

MEPs vote to boost sustainability and credibility of organic farming

The European Parliament's agriculture committee today voted on draft new EU rules on organic farming. The vote sets out parliament's position and paves the way for trilogue negotiations with EU governments, with a view to finalising the legislation. Commenting after the...

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