PRESS RELEASE - Louvain la Neuve, April 27, 2016
Recently, the Commission and EU member states agreed to raise the Maximum Residue Limit (MRL), for the pesticide thiacloprid in honey, to 0.2 mg/kg. As a direct result, bees, pollinators and people will be exposed to even higher concentrations of this neonicotinoid insecticide. In respect of bees, these increased levels of thiacloprid exceed those which produce toxic effects. Consequently, this action will damage biodiversity, by increasing the loss of bees and pollinators, indirectly affecting productivity in farming areas. It will also erode the iconic status of honey as: a healthy, nutritious, pesticide-free food.Read more
Biodiversity at the French National Assembly: neonicotinoid insecticides banned but ... in two yearsThe fate of bees is again in the hands of the French National Assembly. Courageously, in March 17, 2016, the deputies decided a ban on neonicotinoids, these bee-killers, effective from September 1, 2018. The Assembly finally takes its... Read more
Thiacloprid honey: European beekeepers against rising Maximum Residues LimitsPRESS RELEASE Louvain la Neuve, March 7, 2016 Thiacloprid honey: European beekeepers against rising Maximum Residues Limits On March 1, the EFSA issued a positive opinion on the change of the Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) in honey of... Read more
Syngenta : between pesticides and liesCOMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE Bruxelles, 28 Janvier 2016 Syngenta : entre pesticides et mensonges Récemment, deux chercheurs de Syngenta ont critiqué une publication scientifique de chercheurs indépendants mettant en évidence la contamination... Read more
Flupyradifurone : second bee-toxic neonicotinoid authorized by DG Sante in 3 months...PAN-Europe and Bee Life PRESS RELEASE Brussels, 13 November 2015 Flupyradifurone : second bee-toxic neonicotinoid authorized by DG Sante in 3 months... As we learned today, on 9 October 2015, the European Commission and Member States have... Read more
‘Post-Neonic, “What Next? symposiumAfter the successful conference held at the Assemblée Nationale on 24th June in Paris, a second ‘Post-Neonics, “What Next? symposium was held in Berlin at the v. Humboldt University on 1st December 2015. With 135 participants from all over... Read more
Bee Life challenges the authorization of sulfoxaflor at EU Court of JusticeCOMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE Louvain la Neuve, 3 Novembre 2015 Le 22 Octobre 2015, Bee Life, UNAAPI et PAN Europe ont introduit conjointement un recours devant la Cour de justice de l’Union européenne contre l’autorisation du sulfoxaflor. Ce... Read more
European attempts to say no to Sulfoxaflor, another systemic insecticide just authorised by the CommissionPRESS 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
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