Hosted by Claude Gruffat and Sarah Wiener, MEPs
Interpretation in EN, FR and DE
- Corinne Lepage, former MEP and French Minister of the Environment, representing the NGO Justice Pesticides
- Helmut Burtscher-Schaden, , representing Global 2000 (Friends of the Earth Austria), specialist on EU pesticide registration issues and initiating member of the European Citizens' Initiative "Save bees and farmers".
- Joël Labbé, French Green senator, who initiated a law regulating the use of phytosanitary products, including neonicotinoids, on the national territory.
- Noa Simon Delso (CARI/BeeLife), specialist in biocontrol and alternatives to pesticides
Panel 1 - The citizens' battle against neonicotinoids and for bees
Corinne Lepage presents the study carried out by the NGO Justice Pesticides on the trials related to this molecule and explains the citizen's fight against a poison that is harmful to the environment and humans.
Helmut Burtscher explains how the European Union and the Member States are structurally braking against these bans and why the ECI " Save Bees and Farmers " was launched. In particular, he goes back over the staggering number of exemptions granted.
Panel 2 - Neonicotinoids are not irreplaceable
Joël Labbé looks back on his fight for their ban at local level and the backlash linked to this issue.