Last quote by Marco Contiero
The EU has banned 82 pesticides, toxic chemicals, which are still in use in the US. When it comes to the amount of pesticides residues than can be found in food sold to consumers, in some cases, the EU has limits which are 100 times more strict than in the US. The chemicals companies have been consistently asking the EU and the US authorities to make sure that the EU would drop its residues limits.
Feb 13 2015
Marco Contiero has been quoted 6 times. The two most recent articles where Marco Contiero has been quoted are EU looks to unblock GMO crop proposal and EU to ban bee-killing pesticides. Most recently, Marco Contiero was quoted as having said, “(This crop) has proven impacts on important insects, like butterfly and moth; for which there is no scientific evidence on the impact on pollinators, like bees – and which will encourage the use of an herbicide, which is so toxic that it is the process of being phased out in Europe.”.
Quotes by Marco Contiero
Nov 06 2013
(This crop) has proven impacts on important insects, like butterfly and moth; for which there is no scientific evidence on the impact on pollinators, like bees – and which will encourage the use of an herbicide, which is so toxic that it is the process of being phased out in Europe.
Apr 29 2013
In a recent scientific report, we identifed seven substances which do pose very serious problems to bees and other pollinators. We would like the Commission to not only act on these neonicotinoids, but also to take into account the scientific evidence proving that all of these other substances are as toxic as the ones that will be banned soon.
Sep 27 2010
The real problem is safety and all the scientific controversy around the safety of GMOs. The Commission should have been keen to ensure that safety is at the centre of their proposals and therefore ensuring that safe crops end up in supermarket shelves.
Mar 03 2010
Greenpeace is against the potato, especially because putting at risk the health of humans, animals and the environment, because of this antibiotic resistant gene included in the potato is totally useless. There are already in the market conventionally bred non-GMO potato with the same increased starch content as the BASF potato that can be used without putting at risk anybody.
Oct 15 2009
We want politicians to understand that, first there are serious social, economic, environmental and health damages that GMO causes to farmers and their livelihood and there are also exceptional benefits from ecological forms of agriculture.