On World Bee Day, beekeepers across Europe fear that member states will undermine the ban on bee-killing neonicotinoids by opening the door to similarly harmful pesticides. Slow Food Europe is … Continued
If controlling access to food means controlling the destiny of humanity, from today the most powerful player worldwide is not a government or a coalition of States, but a single multinational corporation, Bayer, after acquiring the infamous Monsanto. In fact, until yesterday, Bayer was a German pharmaceutical chemical giant. As of today, it is also the world’s largest group in the field of seeds, chemical fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides.
Slow Food urges EU governments not to side with the financial interests that are threatening people’s health Yesterday, November 23, EU Member States did not reach an agreement on the Commission’s proposal to … Continued
On May 30th, the Agriculture Committee of the European Commission (COMAGRI) delivered two unexpected blows. First, it voted in favour of the resolution against the ban of pesticides in ecological focus areas (EFAs), going beyond the very purpose of the EFAs, which are areas dedicated to ecologically beneficial elements. The use of pesticides does not fall within this definition.