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Endocrine disruptors: EU definition contains ‘too many exemptions and loopholes’

After years in the pipeline, an EU-wide definition of endocrine disruptors was finally approved by member states on 4 July. But MEP Pascal Durand told EURACTIV’s partner Ouest-France he is concerned the definition does not respect the precautionary principle.   Read the full article on Euractiv here.


EU experts agree on criteria for endocrine disrupting chemicals in pesticides

Experts from the 28 EU member states approved on Tuesday (4 July) a proposed list of criteria to identify endocrine disruptors in plant protection products – a move presented by the European Commission as a step towards a broader regulatory system for similar chemicals used in cosmetics, toys and food packaging.   Read the full article […]


Des experts européens ont sous-estimé des études sur les dangers du glyphosate

Des études qui mettent en évidence le lien entre plusieurs cas de cancer et le glyphosate ont été sous-estimées par les agences d’expertise européennes. C’est ce que révèle Le Monde ce lundi soir. Le quotidien français cite une lettre de Christopher Portier, toxicologue et biostatisticien de renommée mondiale, adressée ce lundi au président de la […]


Open letter urges WHO to take action on industrial animal farming

Margaret Chan, the Director-General of WHO, spoke at last year’s World Health Assembly (WHA) to call for action from the international community on three “slow motion disasters” that she expected would soon “reach a tipping point where the harm done is irreversible.”1 These issues are climate change, antibiotic resistance, and the rise of non-communicable diseases. […]


Pesticide residues detected in almost all European foods

More than 97% of European food products contain pesticide residues, according to analyses carried out by the EU’s national authorities. EURACTIV’s partner Journal de l’Environnement reports. The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) annual compilation of results from studies across the EU on the presence of pesticides in food products held no surprises. Of the 84,341 […]