18 April 2014 | European Union Bee Health Conference | Lift Neonicotinoid Ban | Closing Statements | Director General Says:

18 April 2014 PAN Europe writes to DG Health and Consumers' Director General on bee issue

Paola Testori Coggi, Director General of DG Health and Consumers (DG Sanco) took part to the Bee Health conference, organised by DG Sanco. She mentioned the possibility to lift the ban on neonicotinoids. PAN Europe, jointly with Bee Life – European Beekeeping Coordination and Corporate Europe Observatory wrote a letter to Mrs Testori Coggi on this regards.

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OCFP 2012 Systemic Pesticide Review | FAILURE | 2,4-D Lawn Pesticide | Safer when Smart People Use it !

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Brazilian Organic Coffee Bean Workers - OCFP 2012 Pesticides Review

Another lower-quality study (assessment score 9 out of 20) examined neurologic outcomes in 35 children aged 4–10 years from conventional and organic Costa Rican coffee farms in two towns 2.4 km apart (Lu 2009). The children in both groups had comparable pesticide exposures on two-spot urine tests for metabolites; for example, 68% of the organic farmers’ children and 75% of the conventional had detectable 2,4-D. This may have reflected similar dietary patterns in both groups, low pesticide use in the high-altitude conventional coffee farms, or the physical proximity of the two towns. The groups did differ significantly in socioeconomic status, quality

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