Bees on the spotlight in Brussels: Feverish start to April with debate controlled by agro-chemical industry interests

Press Release, Brussels, 31 March 2014 - The first week of April 2014, Brussels hosts a series of conferences dealing with bees and pollination. One of these, the Bee Week will take place for the third consecutive year at the European Parliament... Read more

Supporting winegrowers that refuse to treat their vineyards with insecticides

Flavescence dorée is a vine disease transmitted by an insect vector: the leafhopper. In order to eradicate this disease, the region of Bourgogne in France obliges its winegrowers to treat their vineyards with insecticides since 2013. As a result,... Read more

Ask your minister to save Ecological Focus Areas (EFAs) from pesticides!

EFAs, the core of the Common Agricultural Policies (CAP) "Greening" are under threat! As the European Commission is writing into law the CAP’s final texts, several exemptions and loopholes have surfaced. One loophole would permit the use of... Read more

Public Eye Awards 2014: a massive public support for bees: Thank you!

On 23 of January 2014, during the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, the Berne Declaration (EvB) and Greenpeace Switzerland awarded the dreaded Public Eye Awards in terms of ecological and social irresponsible business practices (1). Over... Read more

OPERA Research Center, a front group for the pesticide industry in the bee debate

Bees and other pollinating insects, playing a crucial role in biodiversity and agriculture, are under threat. Bee colonies decline has been increasing in Europe. Neonicotinoids, a group of widely-used insecticides are accused of being one of the... Read more

Bees and Agriculture: a vital alliance to be preserved

On the 28 of November, Slow Food organized the conference « An EU Common Sustainable Food Policy: Wishful thinking or reality? » at the EU Parliament. For the first time, the European Commission has started working towards an EU Communication... Read more

European beekeepers are pushing their governments to implement new Risk Assessment scheme for pesticides on bees at EU level!

To be adopted and implemented the new methodologies for risk assessment of pesticide on bees proposed by the EFSA have to be approved by the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (SCOFCAH) (meeting between EU Members states... Read more

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