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Majority of EU countries support partial ban of bee-killing pesticides

Press release | April 29, 2013 at 9:58

Brussels – A clear majority of EU countries have supported the European Commission proposal to temporarily ban three pesticides that are scientifically shown to be harmful to bees: imidacloprid and clothianidin, produced by chemical company Bayer...

Joint NGO letter to Commissioner Andriukaitis on bee-harming pesticides

Publication | December 5, 2016 at 15:42

In a letter sent today, Greenpeace, Pesticide Action Network Europe and Bee Life asked EU health Commissioner Andriukaitis to end the EU licences for these four pesticides (imidacloprid, clothianidin, fipronil and thiamethoxam) without delay.

Neonicotinoids bigger threat to wild bees and other animals than previously thought

Press release | January 12, 2017 at 9:00

Brussels, 12 January 2017 – Neonicotinoid pesticides pose serious risks not only to honeybees, but also to many other species, according to a scientific review published today by Greenpeace.

EU parliament to reject labelling of GM-contaminated honey

Press release | April 15, 2014 at 19:03

Brussels – The European Parliament will later today vote to reject labelling of honey contaminated with pollen from genetically modified (GM) crops, making bees the vehicles of GM and pesticide contamination, said Greenpeace. The Parliament’s...

EU food agency links fourth pesticide to bee decline

Press release | May 27, 2013 at 15:21

Brussels – In the latest scientific warning against the impacts of common pesticides on bees, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has today released a scientific assessment linking a pesticide known as fipronil to harmful effects on bees.

Greenpeace testing: Pesticides found on apples pose risk to environment

Press release | October 21, 2015 at 12:11

Hamburg/Amsterdam – While all organic apples tested are free of pesticides, 83% of the tested conventional apples were contaminated with pesticide residues – with 60% containing two or more substances. These results published by Greenpeace today...

The Bees Burden

Publication | April 15, 2014 at 18:16

Over two thirds of the pollen that honeybees collect from European fields is contaminated by a cocktail of up to 17 different toxic pesticides.

The bees' burden

Press release | April 16, 2014 at 8:58

Over two thirds of the pollen that honeybees collect from European fields is contaminated by a cocktail of up to 17 different toxic pesticides. These are the shocking findings of a new study released today.

Bee-harming pesticides should be banned following EFSA reports

Press release | December 6, 2016 at 16:38

Brussels, 6 December 2016 – The findings of new reports from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and a recent decision by the European Commission should result in a ban of four bee-harming pesticides, according to three environmental and...

Syngenta takes Commission to court over ban of bee-killing pesticide

Press release | August 27, 2013 at 12:49

[UPDATE] - At least one other agrochemicals company (Bayer) has joined Syngenta in challenging the EU pesticide ban. Brussels – Swiss agrochemicals company Syngenta has legally challenged a partial EU ban of one of its pesticides that...

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