New academic paper condemns pesticide risk assessment practices ahead of Farm to Fork Strategy and REFIT

"Green recovery" from COVID-19 crisis demands healthy and sustainable food system A new peer-reviewed paper authored by a group of experts in law, policy, and toxicology has identified systemic failings in Europe’s pesticide risk assessment process. The experts have proposed a comprehensive agenda for far-reaching reform after their paper outlined how...

Members of the coalition send to the Commission a priority list of Guidance Documents that need to be revised

The Guidance Documents used in pesticide risk assessment fail to provide the high level of protection that the EU law requires, particularly for the environment and its species, and they urgently need to be revised. Furthermore, many of them have been co-written by the industry. During the meeting of the...

Members of the Coalition meet with European Commission’s Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, Pesticide Unit

Authors of the White Paper and members of the coalition Citizens for Science in Pesticide Regulation, met with the European Commission's Pesticide Unit (DG Sante) on February 12th 2019 to officially present the identified shortfalls of the current Pesticide Regulation and propose solutions to improve the level of protection from pesticides in...

Coalition sends letter to support Parliamentary report revealing the shortfalls of the current pesticide authorization system

On the 15th of January the steering committee of the European coalition “Citizens for Science in Pesticide Regulation” reached out to the Members of the European Parliament to give emphasis to the importance to adopt the PEST Committee report, aiming at ensuring a high level of protection for human, animal...