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Bayer, Syngenta took part in ECP meeting on neonic ban, suppressed minutes show

According to newly published documents, Bayer and Syngenta were involved in a crucial meeting in May to decide if the EU-wide ban of their neonicotinoid pesticides should be overturned in the UK, The Guardian has reported. The record of the meeting with the Expert Committee on Pesticides (ECP) was previously supressed, says the paper, and […]

August 3, 2015 Continue Reading
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Court overturns conviction of biodynamic winemaker who defied spray order

The French biodynamic winemaker fined earlier this year for refusing to spray his crop with insecticide has had his conviction overturned. In April, Emmanuel Giboulot was found guilty by a French court of illegally defying an official order to treat his vineyard against the leafhopper, an insect believed to be responsible for the spread of […]

December 7, 2014 Continue Reading
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Don’t allow US hormones and pesticides into our food, Oliver warns

Jamie Oliver has warned that a controversial trade deal between the EU and US could open the door to food imports containing growth hormones and banned pesticides. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement is being presented by big business as a way to remove trade barriers and make business easier. But others warn […]

August 19, 2014 Continue Reading
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Seven day organic diet cut pesticide levels by 90%

A NEW study by scientists in Australia shows that eating an organic diet fort just one week can reduce pesticide levels in adults by 90%. The study, carried out at RMIT University, is the first to compare the differences in pesticide residues in adults who consume organic and conventional food. Published in the journal Environmental […]

June 2, 2014 Continue Reading
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Up to 98% of fruit and veg contains pesticide

The amount of food contaminated with pesticide residues has nearly doubled in a decade, a new report from the Pesticide Action Network (PAN) reveals. Pesticides On A Plate, which uses official government data on pesticides (last updated in 2011), shows that half of all fruit and vegetables contain pesticide residues – rising to 98% for […]

August 30, 2013 Continue Reading
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