June 8th 2016
WECF co-signed a letter of the EDC-free Europe NGO coalition. The letter urges President Juncker to present EDC criteria based on best available scientific evidence, excluding potency.
Click here to view the EDC-Free Coalition letter to Head of European Commission
Comments ahead of Pesticides Committee of 17-18th May - EDC Free Coalition letter on EDCs and Neonicotinoids
Brussels, 16th May 2017
PAN Europe, together with other environmental and civil society organizations under the EDC Free coalition, sent a letter to the Standing Committee on Plants, Food and Animal Feed with comments regarding the criteria for the identification of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals before its 5th meeting on the topic in Strasbourg on May 17th 2017
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June 10th 2016
Today, the 10th of June, PAN Europe sent an open letter concerning the phase-out of the pesticide Glyphosate to the Health and Food Safety Commissioner Andriukaitis, Commission President Juncker and the Ambassadors of Member States.
31 signatories of European environmental, health, trade union, consumer protection and medical organisations – called to stop any further prolongation of the authorization of Glyphosate for the following reasons: the BfR and EFSA assessment of Glyphosate is grossly flawed, Glyphosate does qualifiy as dangerous to human health and therefore cannot legally be authorised and, finally, further use of Glyphosate would pose an unacceptable health threat to Europeans.
We strongly call on the Commission and on Member States to refuse the renewal or extension of the European licence for Glyphosate after June 30th 2016.
Please find the full open letter here:
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Today, Pesticide Action Network Europe together with 38 European health and environmental organisations, are sending an open letter to the decision-makers of the 28 EU Member States to urge them to vote against the reauthorisation of the cancer-causing pesticide ingredient glyphosate, and protect its people from this spreading disease.
The vote, which has already been postponed once due to lack of consensus among Member States, will take place on the 18th or 19th of May 2016 during the meeting of the “Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed” of DG SANTE of the European Commission. The letter is addressed to the all the Ministry representatives of the EU member States that will vote in Brussels and to the Ministers themselves.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Expert opinion proves systematic misinterpretation of glyphosate studies
The Munich Environmental Institute (Umweltinstitut München) and Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Germany join PAN Europe and 5 EU environmental organisations in their legal proceedings against those responsible for the assessment of glyphosate in Europe (Monsanto, the German government institute - BfR - and the European Food Safety Authority - EFSA).
EU environmental organizations, in an initiative taken by Global 2000 Austria, have filed new evidence to the attention of the state attorney in Berlin today showing that the institutions responsible for such products' licence renewal misinterpreted research studies during the assessment procedure in order to conceal the carcinogenic risks associated with glyphosate and facilitate its re-approval.