Almost a third of fruit produced in Europe is contaminated with dangerous pesticides

Cherries for sale on the Palavas-les-Flots market (Hérault), June 4, 2021. WILLIAM BONNEFONT/IP3 It’s the ephemeral time of cherries, back on the shelves for a few days. But, as appetizing as they are, their scarlet red can hide toxic products. One in two cherries is contaminated with pesticide residues classified among the most dangerous to … Read more

PestiRiv, the study on pesticides that shakes Bordeaux wines

Jean-Paul, 49, wears a mask indicating his results of analyzes for pesticide residues, in Bordeaux, October 13, 2021. PHILIPPE LOPEZ / AFP The study has not yet started but it is already worrying the wine industry. So much so that Bernard Farges, the boss of the very influential Bordeaux Wine Interprofessional Council (CIVB) took up … Read more

Protected areas in the Mediterranean, pesticides … Emmanuel Macron’s promises for the environment

Emmanuel Macron at the opening of the IUCN congress, in Marseille, September 3, 2021. LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP On the third day of his visit to Marseille, during his speech to the World Congress of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which opens in Marseille, Friday, September 3, Emmanuel Macron announced a … Read more

La Suisse refuse d’interdire les pesticides de synthèse

Le 11 juin 2021, une botte de paille représentant un personnage à côté d’une affiche électorale qui dit en français : « Deux fois non aux initiatives phytosanitaires extrêmes », à Senarclens, en Suisse romande. FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP C’est un rejet sans ambiguïté. Les électeurs suisses ont largement refusé, dimanche 13 juin, d’interdire les … Read more