Switzerland is holding a landmark referendum that – if successful – would result in a total ban on all synthetic chemical pesticides.
At the end of last month there was an extraordinary vote in the House of Lords that saw the adoption of a vital amendment into the UK’s Agriculture Bill for the protection of rural residents and communities from the cocktails of toxic pesticides sprayed on UK crops. But will the House of Commons uphold that amendment?
Crucial amendments to the UK Agriculture Bill are still being debated. UK pesticides campaigner Georgina Downs asks: Will the House of Lords do the right thing and vote in favour of finally protecting rural residents and communities from the cocktails of toxic pesticides sprayed on crops?
In a recent Q&A statement the IARC – a World Health Organization agency – answered key questions about the toxicity of glyphosate which make it clear the herbicide should be banned
One little word, so much confusion. But new evidence suggests that it’s man-made insecticides, not the zika virus, that is causing an infant health crisis in Brazil.
Evidence is growing of a link between the world’s most widely used herbicide – Roundup – and Colony Collapse Disorder in bees. Is there a human health threat too?
How have we come to a place where there is more of Monsanto’s Roundup in our food than there are essential nutrients?
Proposed changes to pesticide risk assessments still fall short of securing the protection of people in the countryside from pesticides
Fifty years after the publication of Silent Spring we are still campaigning for recognition of the harm caused by pesticides
A recent and significant decision by the European Court means campaigners have the right to challenge unsound EU regulations
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