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Conservative and Liberal alliance fails to prevent damaging food and commodity speculation

"The watering down of limits on food speculation will have tough consequences for the people and farmers in developing countries," said Greens/EFA economic and finance spokesperson, Sven Giegold.
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Time for the European Commission to facilitate the transition to a sustainable EU farming model

One week after the launch of a European citizens’ initiative aiming at banning glyphosate-based herbicides in the EU and setting EU-wide mandatory reduction targets for pesticide use, the European Parliament adopted today with a broad majority a non-binding resolution calling for increased EU availability of low-risk pesticides, focussin…
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Commission proposal would do little for accountability or public health

The European Commission has published its long-awaited proposal for the reform of the comitology process, used to approve or renew products, such as GMOs and pesticides.
CC Kristina Alexanderson
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How to get your product on the market, whatever the human or environmental cost, in 4 easy steps

Imagine you want to make money. A lot of money. Imagine one way of making a lot of money is to place your industrial product on one of the biggest markets in the world, for as long as possible, and in as many areas of the market as possible.
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Stop glyphosate

Take action and sign the petition launched by a coalition of NGOs and environmental associations.
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World Cancer day

In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer published its conclusions on glyphosate, classifying it as “probably carcinogenic for humans”.
© Alexandra Buxbaum
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Glyphosate

Four Green MEPs have submitted an appeal to the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA), calling for access to the full studies used to determine the safety of controversial herbicide, glyphosate.
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The health scandal behind the use of pesticides in agriculture

WATCH THE EVENT LIVE Simultaneous interpretation available in: FR, ES, DE, EN 9h30 Introductory speech: José Bové (5min) 9h35 - 10h40 PANEL n°1 - How to break silence as a victim of pesticides in the agri food chain  Moderation: José Bové&...
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Nature Directives

Following an orientation debate held today by the College of Commissioners, the European Commission has confirmed it will develop an Action Plan to improve implementation of the Birds and Habitats Directives (Nature Directives) and their coherence with other EU policies. The Greens/EFA group &nda...
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EU nature legislation

The Birds and Habitats Directives form the cornerstones of the EU’s legislative framework on nature conservation and are making a major contribution to halting the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services.