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...
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.
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).
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...