PAN UK Updates 2018-02-22T13:19:08+00:00

PAN UK Updates

PAN UK’s initial response to government consultation on farming post-Brexit

February 27th, 2018|

Today (Tuesday 27th February) DEFRA launched a consultation entitled 'Health and Harmony - The future of farming, food and the environment in a green Brexit'. The government has labelled the ten-week consultation period a once-in-a-generation opportunity for [...]

Using pesticide policies as a tool for implementing the 25 Year Environment Plan

February 22nd, 2018|

In January 2018, the UK government launched A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment (hereafter referred to as ‘the Plan’). The Plan lays out a range of goals and policies [...]

Our initial reaction to the UK government’s 25 Year Environment Plan

January 11th, 2018|

11th January 2018 PAN UK welcomes the government's 25 Year Environment Plan and in particular the commitment to support farmers working hard to protect the environment. However, in terms of pesticides, the plan launched today [...]

Glyphosate: A victory for corporate lobbying, not science

January 10th, 2018|

by Josie Cohen, Head of Policy and Campaigns (January 2018)  In November 2017, EU member States narrowly voted for a five-year reauthorisation of glyphosate, the world’s most widely used weedkiller. While this is far from [...]

First certified organic cotton farmers in Ethiopia

January 9th, 2018|

Project success as 200 Ethiopian farmers become the first to produce certified organic cotton in the country Since 2013, with financial support from TRAID and in collaboration with PAN-Ethiopia, our project in southern Ethiopia has [...]

PAN joins 80 NGOs demanding a full ban on neonicotinoids

December 5th, 2017|

In December 2013, the European Commission restricted the use of three highly bee-toxic neonicotinoid insecticides, namely imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam. On the 4th anniversary of the partial ban on these substances, new scientific knowledge confirms that [...]

UK Policy Options to Reduce Environmental Risks from Pesticides

February 20th, 2017|

PAN UK and IEEP have published a new report examining the effectiveness of the UK’s approach to managing pesticide risks and reviewing innovative policy measures used by other countries. The report finds that, between 2000 [...]

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