Endocrine disruptors: Report exposes scale of contamination as Parliament vote looms
04 Oct 2017
More than one-third of all fruit consumed in the EU is contaminated with residues of endocrine disrupting pesticides, according to a study published on Tuesday (3 October), a day b...
Endocrine disruptors: EU definition contains ‘too many exemptions and loopholes’
12 Jul 2017
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-F...
EU experts agree on criteria for endocrine disrupting chemicals in pesticides
12 Jul 2017
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...
‘TTIP may come back from the dead,’ warns expert
12 Dec 2016
Opposition to the EU’s transatlantic trade deals is alive and well. According to activists, TTIP is far from dead and CETA can still be stopped. The Transatlantic Trade and Inves...
Endocrine disruptors’ link to infertility confirmed
11 Apr 2016
More and more women are finding it difficult to get pregnant, with mounting evidence suggesting chemicals used in plasticisers and pesticides are responsible. The consequences are ...
Brussels promises hormone disruptors definition ‘by this summer’
04 Mar 2016
The European Commission has responded to criticism over its weaknesses on health and food safety with a series of goodwill gestures on hormone disruptors and glyphosate during a vi...
Eating less meat will save the planet, study says
28 Jan 2016
Euractiv – The overconsumption of meat will inevitably push global temperatures to dangerous levels, a recent study has warned, urging reluctant governments to take action. C...
TTIP: The downfall of EU agriculture?
11 Jan 2016
A new study has concluded that TTIP threatens to completely change the way small and medium sized farms operate, through the use of more genetic engineering and more hormone-treate...
Hormone disrupters found in two thirds of French lettuce
25 Sep 2015
An investigation has found that the majority of French lettuce contains traces of hormone disrupting chemicals, some of which are banned. Journal de l’Environnement reports. ...