Vienna advocates a ban on pesticides

Green Austria

Vienna has now joined those Austrian states that advocate a cooperative strategy for a ban of the neonicotinoids pesticides. Apparently, there are tested alternatives for the pesticides that are harmful for bees. “Vienna examined whether it was possible to make a solo effort on EU level but a more extensive and European wide ban achieves […]

Most supermarket apples contain pesticides, test shows


Most apples on sale in Austria are laced with pesticides, a consumer magazine report has shown.Consumer information magazine Konsument said today (Thurs) 12 of the 16 samples it took contained chemical agents. It added that the discovered amounts were nevertheless below the allowed concentration.The magazine also pointed out that none of the 104 organic fruits […]