PAN UK Updates 2018-05-03T10:19:31+00:00

PAN UK Updates

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 [...]

Glyphosate renewed for a further five years

October 24th, 2017|

Update - 27th November - Glyphosate license renewed for a further five years PAN UK is disappointed to report that the controversial weed killer, glyphosate, has been given approval for use in the EU for [...]

Is cotton conquering its chemical addiction?

October 10th, 2017|

A review of pesticide use in global cotton production - 10th October 2017 A new report published today by PAN UK, with support from the C&A Foundation, investigates the current rate of pesticide use [...]

Learning from agroecological research in the UK and India

September 26th, 2017|

by Stephanie Williamson, Staff Scientist, PAN UK (26th September 2017) I was delighted to take part in a recent conference organised by the UK-India Agricultural Ecology Initiative and hosted by the British Ecological Society at [...]

Life-changing training in Ethiopia

September 19th, 2017|

by Sam Claydon, Communications Officer, PAN UK (19th September 2017) PAN UK is working with partners and colleagues in Ethiopia to teach smallholder cotton farmers how to manage their fields using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) [...]

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