SUPPORT BANS AGAINST TOXIC PESTICIDES IN THE EU
PESTICIDE ACTION NETWORK
EU Commission gives green light: 1 million valid signatures to Save Bees and Farmers ECI
Over 1 million EU citizens signed The European Citizens Initiative (ECI) Save Bees and Farmers petition demanding that the EU phase-out synthetic pesticides by 2035, restore biodiversity, and support farmers in the transition. With this momentous success, the organizers were invited by the Commission to speak in Parliament on January 24th 2023. The 4 hour hearing in Brussels included comments from scientists and farmers alike. The negotiations on the Commission’s proposed pesticide reductions are still continuing and a final vote will take place later this year.
FRIENDS OF THE EARTH EUROPE
New ‘Pesticide Atlas’ reveals toxic global impact of hazardous chemicals used in agriculture
On October 18th 2022 Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Friends of the Earth Europe and PAN Europe released the ‘Pesticide Atlas’, to support the debate around the proposed EU target for 50% reduction of pesticides. This document shows numerous findings on pesticide dangers while voicing demands for more ambitious pesticide reduction targets, more effective support for farmers in their transition towards agroecology, and better indicators to measure pesticide reduction.