Organic farming: Europe wants to authorize pesticides and reduce quality controls in the sector

Organic Farming: Europe Wants to Authorise Pesticides and Reduce Quality Controls in the Sector

HEALTH: The European Agricultural Council plans to soften the standards and even authorise, in certain cases, the presence of pesticides in the productions resulting from organic farming There is growing concern among producers, processors and distributors in the organic sector in France. The European Agricultural Council, which takes place this Monday in Brussels (Belgium), is examining a project to […]

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The neonicotinoids, present in many phytosanitary products, attack the brains of larvae and baby bees.

Pesticides Would Cause Irreversible Damage to Bees’ Brains

A scientific study has revealed that the pesticides to which adult bees are exposed cause brain retardation, not without consequence, in their offspring. We know that bees are the first victims of pesticides. And that, even before their birth. According to a study published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the Royal Society, the simple fact that an adult bee is exposed to phytosanitary […]

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The Breton mayor of Langouet Daniel Cueff before the administrative court of Rennes, August 22, 2019.

In Court, Breton Mayor Defends Anti Pesticide Order to “Protect” Residents

The Breton mayor of Langouët, who was summoned to court for having issued a decree banning the use of pesticides near houses, is supported by hundreds of people. Hundreds of people gathered Thursday 22nd August 2019 before the Administrative Court of Rennes in support of the mayor of Langouët (Ille-et-Vilaine), summoned for taking a decree prohibiting the use of pesticides near […]

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A study says that the rivers in France are overflowing with pesticides

Our Rivers are Overflowing with Pesticides, Suspected of Being Endocrine Disruptors

According to an unpublished study, published by Générations future Tuesday 16th April, 2019, pesticides suspected of being endocrine disruptors are present in waterways. Tuesday, April 16, 2019, an unpublished study on the presence of pesticides , suspected of being endocrine disruptors , in French rivers, was published by the association Generations futures. This  new report  complements previous environmental association studies of the presence of […]

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Closer and Transform, two new pesticides US manufacturer Dow, are accused by an association to present a risk to the health of bees

Bees: The sale in France of Pesticides, Closer and Transform Suspended

Seized by environmentalists, the Nice Administrative Court suspended on Friday the permission to market two new pesticides. Seized by environmentalists, the Nice Administrative Court , acting in chambers, suspended Friday for permission to market two new pesticides US manufacturer Dow accused of posing a risk to the health of bees. Both pesticides concerned, Transform and Closer, already authorized by Dow […]

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Sales of pesticides in France fell for the first time since 2008

Pesticides in France: Sales Fell for the First Time Since 2008

Sales of pesticides in France to farmers fell by 2.7% in France between 2014 and 2015, the first decline since the launch of a government plan in 2008 to reduce the use of pesticides. This “reverse curve” is “a point that we want to continue and strengthen,” said Stephane Le Foll at a press conference. The […]

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Many councils are starting to adapt to not using pesticides before the law change in 2017

Pesticides: Without Waiting for 2017, Municipalities have their Green Revolution

Maintain the gardens and public parks without using … Maintain the gardens and public parks without using pesticides? Hundreds of towns have already done but in nine months, the law will impose this green revolution to all local authorities, despite the reluctance of many elected officials. “We often come up against the argument: this is […]

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