Consumers

No REFIT on consumers' right to know!

Today the European Parliament voted on Kaufmann (S&D) report on the Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programme (REFIT). According to the Commission the purpose of REFIT is to ensure that the EU legislation remains fit for purpose and delivers the results intended by EU law-makers. It is supposed to remove red tape and lower costs without compromising policy objectives.


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Glyphosate

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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Refugees: another challenge for universal health in the EU

07.04.2016

Round-table organised by EFA MEP Jordi Sebastià

Agenda 11.00 - 11.10 - Welcome Jordi Sebastià MEP, Primavera Europea (Greens/EFA) Florent Marcellesi, Spokesperson EQUO-Europa 11.10 - 12.00 - Round Table Speakers: Stephane Vandam, Public Health Officer, World Health Organisation Isabel de la Mata, Principal Adviser for Health and Crisis mana...


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Trade Secrets

Must not outweigh the public interest

In many of the biggest political scandals of the past months – Luxleaks, Dieselgate and now the Panama Papers – we saw trade secret laws abused as a shield against investigation and exposure of how corporations are harming the public good, avoiding taxes and endangering public safety. Whistleblowers find themselves fighting for their freedom in court – or in hiding. And yet, the European Parliament is about to expand corporate secrecy and deter whistleblowing by adopting the Trade Secrets Directive.


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We need to see the evidence on glyphosate

Greens/EFA demand to see the secret studies used to justifty glyphosate's safety

We've been campaigning for a ban on the toxic herbicide glyphosate. While the World Health Organisation says it is "probably carcinogenic", the European Food and Safety Authority says it is safe - so why won't they release the release the studies behind their claim?


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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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