EU delays vote on complete ban of neonicotinoid insecticides until next year

EU delays vote on complete ban of neonicotinoid insecticides until next year

The European Commission has delayed a vote on the banning of three neonicotinoids to include all outdoor crops. Member states ...
EU may vote on complete ban of neonicotinoid insecticides this week

EU may vote on complete ban of neonicotinoid insecticides this week

EU countries are poised to vote on a proposal to introduce tougher restrictions on three neonicotinoids in the coming days ...
UK environmental groups ramp up effort to ban 'bee-harming' neonicotinoids

UK environmental groups ramp up effort to ban ‘bee-harming’ neonicotinoids

Environmental group Friends of the Earth has released a YouGov survey showing that over three quarters of the UK public ...
UK farmers have 'deep concerns' over potential EU neonicotinoid ban, survey shows

UK farmers have ‘deep concerns’ over potential EU neonicotinoid ban, survey shows

British arable farmers have deep concerns regarding the European Commission's proposal to ban all outdoor uses of neonicotinoid seed treatments ...
Glyphosate herbicide not an 'endocrine disruptor', European Food Safety Authority concludes

Glyphosate herbicide not an ‘endocrine disruptor’, European Food Safety Authority concludes

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded that the world's most used pesticide, glyphosate, does not have endocrine disrupting ...
Glyphosate herbicide ban could cost UK farmers $1.2 billion, reduce tax revenue

Glyphosate herbicide ban could cost UK farmers $1.2 billion, reduce tax revenue

New figures show the potentially devastating impact of a ban on glyphosate to the British economy and the agricultural sector, ...
UK government advisors: Farmers' emergency application for neonicotinoid insecticide use should be refused

UK government advisors: Farmers’ emergency application for neonicotinoid insecticide use should be refused

The National Farming Union’s (NFU) application for an emergency authorisation for neonicotinoid seed treatments is not looking hopeful as Government ...
'Glyphosate is vital': Scottish farmers launch campaign to support herbicide's reauthorization

‘Glyphosate is vital’: Scottish farmers launch campaign to support herbicide’s reauthorization

As the EU decision on whether or not to re-authorise the herbicide glyphosate approaches, a farming union has called on ...
UK farmers apply for emergency use of neonicotinoids to protect rapeseed crop

UK farmers apply for emergency use of neonicotinoids to protect rapeseed crop

The National Farmers Union (NFU) ... announced [February 7] that it has applied for emergency use of neonicotinoid seed treatments ...
UK votes support for first GMO crop since 1998, breaking with EU

UK votes support for first GMO crop since 1998, breaking with EU

A UK vote to approve EU proposals to authorise the first new GM crops for cultivation since 1998 suggests the ...

EU close to agreement to allow individual country votes on GMO approvals and bans

Long-awaited draft plans to allow EU member states to restrict, or ban, the cultivation of crops containing genetically modified organisms ...
United Kingdom could see GM crops in fields next year under new proposal

United Kingdom could see GM crops in fields next year under new proposal

The European Union Environment Council have voted yes on a proposal that could see GM crops planted in U.K. fields ...

UK: Tesco accused of ‘breaking promises’ on GM feed

The following is an edited excerpt. Anti-GM group GM Freeze have accused Tesco of breaking a promise to phase out ...

European court confirms right to cultivate GM crops

A decision by the European Court of Justice has clarified the legal requirements concerning the cultivation of GM crops within ...

Is it now time for GM?

2012 is the 16th year in which commercial GM crops have been grown and incorporated in feedstuffs. Since the introduction ...

European activists link up against GM wheat

Around 200 protestors from across the UK, Ireland, France and Belgium have been marching against the return of open air ...

Farmers challenge GM trials on BBC’s Newsnight

Conventional wheat farmer Peter Lundgren will join other GM sceptics in a public debate on Rothamsteds GM wheat trial hosted ...