Statement of PAN Europe regarding the contents of her report ‘A Poisonous Injection’ June 26, 2014.
On February 4th 2014, PAN Europe released the report ‘A Poisonous Injection – How industry tries to water down the risk assessment of pesticide mixtures in everyday food’. In this report, PAN Europe signals a well planned and orchestrated attempt of industry to undermine international policies meant to evaluate the toxicity of chemicals mixtures. In addition, PAN Europe presents a network of industry-linked scientific experts thought to be involved in this strategy, based on their active roles, expressed opinions and/or (public) statements, including 3 employees of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) of the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport.
After a constructive dialogue with RIVM, PAN Europe has issued a declaration nuancing some of the statements in the report ‘A Poisonous Injection’.