Commission rejects demands of #StopGlyphosate citizens’ initiative

The European Commission has issued its formal response to the #StopGlyphosate European Citizens Initiative (ECI). It officially recognised the submission of more than one million signatures on 6 October. Today’s response is an answer to the ECI’s three demands for a ban of glyphosate, a reform of the EU pesticide approval process and mandatory EU targets to reduce pesticide use.

Glyphosate: It’s Not Over Yet

After two years of debates and countless inconclusive meetings between governments and the European Commission, on November 27 came an answer: the authorization for glyphosate would be renewed for another five years.

Danger of EU Food Waste Targets Being Scrapped

Members of the EU’s Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste (FLW Platform) have urgently called on the European Council, Commission and Parliament to set EU food waste reduction targets now, rather than wait for a methodology to be set first.