European attempts to say no to Sulfoxaflor, another systemic insecticide just authorised by the Commission

PRESS RELEASE Bruxelles, 14 October 2015 On the 27 July 2015, the EU Commission and EU Member States agreed to authorise the release of a new bee-killing insecticide, Sulfoxaflor, onto the market, despite warnings from scientists. The... Read more

European Food Safety Agency confirms that neonicotinoid insecticides still pose a grave threat for bees

PRESS RELEASE The European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) recently published its conclusions on the risk of neonicotinoids to bees via applications including spray, stem/soil injection or drip irrigation (seed coatings and granules were... Read more

Countrywide field study highlights negative effects of neonicotinoids on bees

A new study published in Nature has just found a correlation between the death of honeybee colonies and the use of neonicotinoid pesticides in the UK. The fact that bees’ chronic exposure to neonicotinoid insecticides reduces their survival is... Read more

Shock and dismay as the EU allows a new bee-killing insecticide

Press Release Shock and dismay as the EU allows a new bee-killing insecticide When would policymakers learn from past decisions? On 27th July 2015, the European Commission and EU Members States authorised a new neonicotinoid, SULFOXAFLOR... Read more

Neonicotinoids: British government puts bees at risk

 Neonicotinoids: British government puts bees at risk In the UK, farmers will be able to use EU banned pesticides linked to serious harm to bees. UK government succumbs to the pressure of National Farmers Union (NFU) to... Read more

483 Organizations from across Europe, Ask the European Parliament to Stop TTIP

A few days before the European Parliament returns to vote on the initiative report on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), 483 civil society organizations from across Europe, comprising the Stop-TTIP Alliance, are asking... Read more

Pesticide cocktails found in puddles on Austrian farmland endanger bees

One in four puddles sampled contained a cocktail of of thiacloprid and azole fungicides in dangerous combinations for bees. The risk to bees, of these insecticidal cocktails, must be considered in all risk assessments for pesticide registration. Read more

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