Health campaigners have reacted with disappointment after new scientific analysis concluded that the European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA) claim that glyphosate is not genotoxic cannot be justified on the basis of manufacturers’ studies.
Ecologists in Spain are demanding a 50% reduction of the use of pesticides - especially those more toxic and unauthorized - after data revealed a ‘worrisome’ level of exposure of pesticide residues found in food in the country.
A Canadian ag-tech start-up that utilises the humble but industrious bumblebee to offer fruit and vegetable growers an alternative to spraying their crops with pesticides has its sights on the European market.
Europeans are consuming dozens of pesticides on a daily basis, say the Pesticide Action Network (PAN), which today marked 12 years of "inaction and failure" in the EU’s attempts to reduce pesticide levels in food.
97% of food samples tested in the EU are free of pesticide residues or contain traces that are within legal limits, according to 2014 data published this week by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
A report from lobby group Pesticide Action Network (PAN UK) claims nearly two thirds of UK bread tested between 2000 and 2013 contained pesticide residues, but DEFRA says there is no threat to human health.
An EU wide report on pesticides in food has found that more than 53% of the samples tested had no measurable trace of pesticide residues, while 1.1% of those tested were found to be above the legal limits for pesticide levels.
The Food Standards Agency in the UK is standing by its study comparing evidence of nutrient content in organic versus conventional foods, claiming “irresponsible interpretation” has led to misleading claims about higher nutrient levels in some organic...
While acceptance of genetically modified ingredients remains
divided across the globe, recent field trials in China suggest GM
rice could reduce health problems and increase yields in the
burgeoning Chinese market.
Evidence that regular testing for pesticides in foodstuffs is
valuable to both the consumer and industry comes after a
government-backed initiative finds lettuce and farmed fish products
among the most contaminated products in the...
Not for nothing does the acronym of Friends of the Earth spell
'foe' - the environmental organisation has been the most vociferous
critic of UK supermarkets for years. Its latest broadside concerns
pesticide levels in fruit...
Not long after a New Zealand report damning the health claims
associated with organic foods, a new study which compared pesticide
residue data on fresh produce grown organically and conventionally
has found significant difference...
The controversial debate surrounding supposed added health benefits
attributed to organic food looks set to continue this week as the
results of a comprehensive review of international studies were
released in New Zealand.