Consumers

Greens/EFA Round up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 7-11 March 2016

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary included EU summit on the refugee crisis and Schengen, the possible re-approval of glyphosate, the report on tackling fraud with EU funds, women refugees and asylum seekers in focus on Women's Day, the controversial EU deal with tobacco industry, the report on children's rights in criminal proceedings


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Public health/tobacco

EU tobacco agreement must not be renewed say MEPs

The European Parliament today adopted a resolution setting out its position on the agreement between the EU and tobacco companies. A clear majority of MEPs called for the controversial Philip Morris International agreement not to be renewed. The Greens/EFA group, which has led calls for the agreemen...


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Toxic substances

Glyphosate EU approval decision postponed as opposition mounts

A decision on whether or not to reapprove the controversial toxic substance glyphosate for use in Europe was today postponed, following disagreement among representatives of EU governments. The European Commission had recommended that EU governments reapprove the controversial substance glyphosate, ...


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Greens/EFA Roadmap for the Committee of Inquiry

Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector (EMIS)

Greens/EFA set up a six-step roadmap which aims at establishing the facts, hearing scientists and technology providers, interrogating vehicles manufacturers and investigating whether the EU Commission and Member States authorities failed to act


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Join the Food Revolution Newsletter

Issue n°18 February 2016

  GREEN INSIGHT INTO EU FOOD POLICY Plenary vote object to three new GM soybean authorisationsGlyphosate health risks ignored as Commission proposes long reapproval for use in EU FOOD FOR THOUGHT Health vs. wealth - Why what we eat could be killing us – and why no one cares JOIN THE FO...


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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 happy if it stayed that way.


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New breeding techniques

hidden GMOs?

A lot of thought usually goes into choosing a name for new products, especially when it comes to breeding methods and seeds.  For example, in the 1990's, when the big chemical companies decided to sell their new seeds that had been  genetically modified using transgenesis (what we now kno...


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Public health

Grossly inappropriate EU tobacco agreement must be consigned to history

The European Commission today released its long awaited assessment of an agreement between tobacco companies and the EU. With the PMI agreement set to expire this year (1), the assessment is part of Commission deliberations on whether to renew the agreement before July. The Greens argue that the agr...


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Toxic substances

Glyphosate health risks ignored as Commission proposes long reapproval for use in EU

The European Commission is proposing the reapproval of the controversial substance glyphosate, which is used as a herbicide among other applications, for use in the EU for a further 15 years. The draft implementing act, which was made available to the European Parliament today, foresees the reappro...


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Séralini proves again that the EU's GMO evaluation process is flawed

A post from the food campaign

For the Greens, the evaluation process of GMOs - as well as the authorisation decision process - in the EU must be reviewed and strengthened. Mr Juncker even committed himself to do so during his first speech to the plenary of the European Parliament.


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EU car pollution rules

European Parliament abdicates responsibility and waves through license to pollute for carmakers

A decision introducing new loopholes to EU law aimed at limiting car pollution was today waved through the European Parliament. The decision introducing 'conformity factors' as part of the testing procedure for car pollutant emissions will allow car manufacturers to produce and market cars t...


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Health vs. wealth

Why what we eat could be killing us – and why no one cares

This is a strange story, a tale that at first glance appears to be a work of pure fiction, of things that cannot possibly happen in real life. And yet every single word of it is true: from the bullying big corporations to the timid and toothless legislators; from the shocking evidence of widespread use of dangerous ingredients in our food to the staggering display of arrogance and indifference on the part of those in the know. Above all, it is a tale of typical 21st century law-making – where lobbies rule the roost and even public health is of secondary interest to the pursuit of profit.


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