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Greens Complementary Hearing on Pesticides

Independent fact check


Everything you always wanted to know about the effects of pesticides on human health and the environment 


WATCH THE VIDEO OF THE HEARING

The video of the press conference is accessible here

 

PROGRAMME OF THE HEARING

(Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English, French and German)
 

9:30-10:00
Key note speech
by Attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Attorney Michael L. Baum of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman
Members of the US juridical team that won the recent litigation case against Monsanto
 

10:00-10:15
Dr Martin Dermine - Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe
General state of play and status of the impact assessment of the pesticide regulatory process - upcoming new report

 

PART I - Environmental Impacts of Pesticides, including Mitigation Measures at Member State Level

10:15-10:30
Dr. Noa Simon Delso
Co–author on ‘the Worldwide Integrated Assessment on the risks of neonicotinoids and fipronil to biodiversity and ecosystem functioning'
 

10:30-10:45
Prof. Matthias Liess 
From Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung (UFZ), Leipzig. He is an expert on the impact of insecticides on aquatic ecosystems. He is also an expert on the national action plan for the sustainable use of pesticides
 

10:45-11:00
Prof Johann Zaller
BOKU Vienna. He is a biologist who works on the effects of pesticides - especially glyphosate - on earthworms, amphibians and mycorrhizial symbiosis. He has recently published a book explaining the risks of pesticides to a popular audience

 

11:00-11:15
Q&A

 

PART II - Impacts of Pesticides on Human Health

11:15-11:30  
Prof. A Kortenkamp - Endocrine disrupters (EDCs), cocktail effects and chemicals risk assessment - State of play of scientific research on EDCs. How serious is the problem?

 

11:30-11:45
Dr Angeliki Lyssimachou (PAN) - Human health consequences of pesticides and the EU risk assessment

 

11:45-12:00
Siegfried Knasmueller (TBC), Austrian expert on genotoxicity - New research on genotoxic effects of glyphosate


12:00-12:30
Q&A

 

12:30
General Conclusions and Expectations concerning PEST committee:  Green MEP