Fruits, Veggies, and Pesticides Infographic

Do you know what you are often getting when you bite into your favorite fruit or veggie?

We all know that we should all eat more fruits and vegetables every day. But did you know that you are often getting more than just a yummy snack when you bite into your favorite fruit or veggie?

Fruits, Veggies and Pesticides Infographic
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Quelles sont les alternatives aux pesticides?

Un printemps sans pesticides, c’est possible

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  1. Qu’est ce qu’un pesticide ?
  2. Répartition de la consommation de pesticides en France
  3. Grenelle 2 et plan ecophyto
  4. Comment réduire l’utilisation des pesticides en milieu agricole ?
  5. Production Intégrée, une autre forme d’agriculture
  6. Agriculture biologique
  7. Comment remplacer les pesticides en agriculture ?
  8. Zéro pesticide dans les collectivités
  9. Désherber sans chimie en zone urbaine
  10. Jardinage et usage domestiques
  11. Jardiner sans pesticides, comment faire ?

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Bon Appétit ! Pesticides, genetic engineering and our Food Supply

Wash. ag officials investigate possible GMO alfalfa contamination…

Providing more information to consumers about bioengineered food and pesticides use would be useful.

Washington agriculture officials investigate possible GMO alfalfa contamination…
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L’impact des pesticides sur notre santé

2015: la Semaine pour les Alternatives aux Pesticides fête ses 10 ans!

Troubles de la reproduction, cancers, troubles du système nerveux, les pesticides peuvent avoir des effets néfastes sur la santé des humains.

Les fœtus et/ou les enfants du fait de leur mode d’alimentation et de leur sensibilité spécifique aux polluants chimiques sont particulièrement exposés au danger des pesticides. Téléchargez le nouvel appel à participation  et diffusez le plus largement possible.

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Gardening: fighting pests with pests, not pesticide

When pests attack, take a closer look before reaching for the chemicals…

Gardening-fighting-pests-with-pests cartoon
Encouraging beneficial species that eat, paralyse, mummify or destroy the problem – instead of using pesticide…

When pests attack, take a closer look before reaching for the chemicals…
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L’impact des pesticides sur l’environnement, présentation diaporama

La Semaine pour les Alternatives aux Pesticides fêta ses 10 ans en 2015!

Omniprésents dans notre environnement, les pesticides polluent l’air, les sols et les eaux souterraines ou de surface, mettant en danger de nombreuses espèces animales indispensables à notre survie.
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Team @MicheleRivasi @HealthandEnv @Alter_Pesticide call for reductions in pesticides use

2015 : 10th Anniversary of Pesticides Action Week, 20-30 March

EU action outside the European Commission on the occasion of Pesticide Action Week 2015. In the video, Sophie Bordères, coordinator of Pesticides Action Week speaks about a recent study which discovered a number of pesticides in her body. MEP Michele Rivasi then speaks about the urgent need for EU action to reduce pesticide use. Séverine Perronnet, a young mother who took part in the photo action then explains the importance of knowing about the impacts of pesticides on pregnant women and their children.

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Mums and parents-to-be call for reductions in pesticide use

Mums and parents-to-be call for reductions in pesticide use
MEP Michele Rivasi (centre) joined individuals outside the European Commission to call for EU action to reduce pesticide use.

Sophie Bordères, coordinator of Pesticides Action Week, says she has residues of pesticides in her body that should not be there. Earlier this month, Ms Bordères discovered the pesticides contained in her body. She had taken part in a study in which a sample of her hair was analysed by the French association, Génerations Futures. Seven endocrine disrupting pesticides were found in all the hair samples of the 28 women participants in the study (the chemical substances are displayed on posters held up by those taking part in the action). She says that making known these findings can help raise awareness of the health and environmental dangers of pesticides, which is one of the key aims of Pesticides Action Week.

” Traces of several insecticides that are endocrine disrupters were found in a sample of my hair, including pyrethroids and organophosphates ” she says.

The study provided more evidence of widespread human contamination with synthetic chemicals. For those women who plan to become pregnant, the risks are a special concern for the vulnerable fetus in the womb.

Confirmation that the traces of one of the pesticides found in Ms Bordères’s body is considered harmful was very recently underlined by an announcement from the UN’s international cancer research agency (IARC).

Lisette van Vliet, HEAL’s Senior Policy Advisor on Chemicals and Chronic Disease Prevention, says :
Just last week the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified some of these pesticides as probable carcinogens. So the continual increase in hormone-related diseases, such as cancers of the breast and prostate and diabetes, is not an empty coincidence. We call on the European Commission and EU member countries to protect people’s health by phasing out endocrine disrupting chemicals as soon as possible. This includes the widely used organophosphate pesticide, glyphosate, known by its brand name, Roundup.”

Another study published in March estimated the health bill associated with exposure to endocrine disrupting pesticides at €120 billion per year in the European Union.

Lisette van Vliet, HEAL says that parents need information about the risks. The Danish government already provides women in the reproductive age group with advice on exposure to chemicals but most countries do not. “The European Union should be helping all member state governments to provide this information for future and current parents,” she says.

Meanwhile, HEAL has developed a list of available written and visual materials in different European languages.

Although information is vital, EU policy change is what will significantly minimise human exposure and bring down levels of synthetic chemicals and pesticides in European’s bodies. The 2009 pesticide package included a ban on the sale and use of pesticides that are linked with cancer, DNA mutation or reproductive toxicity and encouraged reductions in pesticide spraying in public spaces, such as parks and around schools and hospitals. However, the legislation required that the European Commission define criteria on endocrine disrupting chemicals if the package were to be fully implemented. Although this was supposed to happen by 2013, it still has not been done.

Europeans’ concerns about chemicals were reflected in a Eurobarometer poll published in September 2014. It showed four in ten Europeans worry about the impact of chemicals on their health.

Pesticide Action Week

Présentation Diaporama de la Semaine pour les Alternatives aux Pesticides

La Semaine pour les Alternatives aux Pesticides fête ses 10 ans!

La Semaine pour les alternatives aux pesticides est un événement national et international annuel du 20 au 30 mars pour informer sur l’impact des pesticides sur l’environnement et la santé. Téléchargez le nouvel appel à participation  et diffusez le plus largement possible.

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Pesticide pollution infographic

The pesticide action week is back from March 20th to March 30th

Pesticide-Pollution image
En 2015 c’est la 10ème édition de la semaine pour les alternatives aux pesticides!

Pesticides don’t attack just the pests. New research shows that aquatic ecosystems in EU are under threat due to chemical pollution and 80-96% of the risk is due to the levels of pesticides in the rivers and lakes. Find out more.

After the success of the 9th edition with more than 1 300 actions in 26 different countries, the Pesticide action week is back with its 10th edition from March 20th to March 30th2015.

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Semaine pour les Alternatives aux Pesticides, vidéo 2014

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La Semaine pour les alternatives aux pesticides est un événement national et international annuel du 20 au 30 mars pour informer sur l’impact des pesticides sur l’environnement et la santé. Durant la Semaine tout le monde est invité à organiser des évènements: particuliers, associations, agriculteurs, collectivités locales, entreprises, écoles… Pas besoin de gros moyens ou de beaucoup d’expérience. Avec un peu d’imagination, de volonté et d’organisation, il est facile de créer une action. Téléchargez le nouvel appel à participation  et diffusez le plus largement possible…

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