Clarifications on misconceptions in the article “The cadmium war” (Euractiv)

On Apr 19, 2018 1:10:08 PM

The article “The ‘cadmium war’: EU in the midst of a geopolitical arm-wrestle”, published on 11 April 2016, contains numerous errors, as well as false and misleading statements which should be brought to light.

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New information sheet: Uranium Toxicology Profile

On Mar 22, 2018 10:31:40 AM

The presence of heavy metals and other trace elements as contaminants in phosphate rock-based fertilizers has long been known.

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New information sheet: Arsenic Toxicology Profile

On Mar 10, 2018 8:32:21 AM

The presence of heavy metals and other trace elements as contaminants in phosphate rock-based fertilizers has long been known.

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New information sheet: Cadmium Toxicology Profile

On Feb 28, 2018 1:21:36 PM

The presence of heavy metals and other trace elements as contaminants in phosphate rock-based fertilizers has long been known. 

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Trilogue negotiations: Safer Phosphates reiterates its support for strict Cd limits.

On Feb 13, 2018 10:38:19 AM

Safer Phosphates has shared a letter to the EU reiterating its support for proposed revisions of the Fertilisers Regulation (EC) No 2003/2003.

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Why a limit of 20 mg Cd/kg P₂O₅ matters for the EU

On Dec 18, 2017 12:37:59 PM

 

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Proposed EU limits on Cd in phosphate fertilizers - A letter of support from Safer Phosphates

On Dec 4, 2017 1:35:00 PM

SaferPhosphates has shared a letter of support with the European Commission. In this letter, Prof. Erik Smolders (Leuven University, Belgium) and Dr. Paul Römkens (Wageningen University & Research) acknowledge no dispute over their respective cadmium studies and acknowledge co-engagement in the Wageningen study.

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World Soil Day 2017

On Dec 4, 2017 1:08:20 PM

World Soil Day (WSD) is held annually on 5 December as a means to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocating for the sustainable management of soil resources.

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Safer Phosphates calls on EU Member States to defend safer and more sustainable consumption of phosphates

On Nov 20, 2017 4:44:13 PM

Safer Phosphates has issued a letter to the Member States of the European Union, in which it calls upon the national governments to consider a more sustainable and environmentally friendly approach to the review of fertilizer regulation currently under discussion in the Council of the European Union. This regulation will also soon be discussed in tripartite discussions between the European Commission, The Council and the European Parliament.

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European Parliament Supports low-cadmium fertilizers

On Nov 3, 2017 3:29:20 PM

BRUSSELS (01/11/2017) – Safer Phosphates welcomes the outcome of the European Parliament’s debate and subsequent vote on the Circular Economy (CE) package, which includes measures to limit cadmium (Cd) and other heavy metal levels in phosphate-based fertilizers that are used by farmers to grow crops in EU member states.

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