Greenpeace has just published an EU Pesticide Blacklist, which includes over 500 active substances of pesticides and herbicides which are currently approved by the EU. It includes the herbicide glyphosate. Of these 520 substances, 209 are considered are potential risk to human health and the environment.
“The most dangerous pesticides for humans and the environment should disappear from the fields and from food,” says Christiane Huxdorff, coordinator of the campaign for ecological agriculture with Greenpeace Germany. “The blacklist must first of all serve as a guide to reduce, and finally replace, chemical and synthetic pesticides with ecologic and non-toxic alternatives.”