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Press release from | No. 33/2018

Minister Schulze presents plan for glyphosate phase-out

kahle Ackerfurchen bis zum Horizont

The Federal Ministry for Environment has presented a plan for the gradual phase-out of the use of the broadband herbicide glyphosate. The Use of Pesticides Ordinance will be amended for this purpose. The German Environment Agency as competent body for the authorisation procedure seeks to make the authorisation of products which harm biodiversity contingent upon certain conditions of their use. read more

Press release from | No. 32/2018

40th anniversary of the Blue Angel

Cover des Magazins "40 Jahre Blauer Engel"

The Blue Angel – the German government’s ecolabel – is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Since 1978 it has been setting high environmental standards for products and services, independent of economic interests. read more

Press release from | No. 28/2018

Studies of mercury, acrylamide and pesticides exposure

Blutprobe im Reagenzglas

The human biomonitoring initiative known as HBM4EU was launched nearly one year ago with a funding volume of 74 million euros. The project has now decided to take a closer look at nine new substances including mercury, acrylamide, glyphosate and fipronil. read more


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