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French Anses contests Court finding of Roundup Pro 360 assessment error

The French food safety agency, the Anses, has contested the finding of the French Administrative Court in Lyon that the agency made an error of assessment by approving Bayer legacy company Monsanto’s herbicide, Roundup Pro 360 (glyphosate).

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Gowan acquires Ecoflora and forms biologicals unit

The US agrochemical company, Gowan (Yuma, Arizona), has acquired the Colombian bioproducts company, EcoFlora Agro (Rionegro), and created a new biologicals business unit to be built around the EcoFlora brand.

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German BfR rejects report's plagiarism charge in glyphosate assessment

The German federal institute for risk assessment, the BfR, has rejected accusations of deliberate deception while defending itself against a report claiming “plagiarism and super-ordinated copy and paste” in its assessment of the herbicide, glyphosate.

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EU Parliament calls for agchem rule shake-up

The European Parliament has overwhelmingly backed calls for a shake-up of agrochemical rules to increase transparency and independence of evaluations and approvals.

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US court uproots challenge of Bayer/Monsanto's dicamba herbicide

A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the US EPA's 2016 approval of Bayer legacy company-owned Monsanto's dicamba herbicide, agreeing with the company that the complaint is moot because of a new registration issued by the Agency last October.

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Canada dismisses concerns over glyphosate re-evaluation

Canada’s public health department, Health Canada, has dismissed concerns about the validity of some of the science around the herbicide, glyphosate.

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BASF opens subsidiary in Cambodia

BASF has opened its first wholly-owned company (BASF Cambodia) in Cambodia.

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Gowan acquires Ecoflora and forms biologicals unit

The US agrochemical company, Gowan (Yuma, Arizona), has acquired the Colombian bioproducts company, EcoFlora Agro (Rionegro), and created a new biologicals business unit to be built around the EcoFlora brand.

M&A Biologicals

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FMC debuts Lucento in the US

FMC has launched its fungicide, Lucento (flutriafol + Bayer's bixafen), in the US. The suspension concentrate formulation has been granted EPA approval for use on maize, soybeans, peanuts, wheat and sugarbeets for the 2019 season.

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Tradecorp acquires Brazilian business Microquimica

Portuguese ag company Sapec Agro Business’ nutrients supplier Tradecorp has acquired Brazilian biologicals business, Microquimica.

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Brazil has appointed Eduardo Fortunato Bim as president of the environmental agency, the Ibama.

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French Anses contests Court finding of Roundup Pro 360 assessment error

The French food safety agency, the Anses, has contested the finding of the French Administrative Court in Lyon that the agency made an error of assessment by approving Bayer legacy company Monsanto’s herbicide, Roundup Pro 360 (glyphosate).

France Anses Monsanto

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More resources needed for agchem residue control, say EU auditors

The EU’s control system for chemical hazards in food, including pesticide residues, is “overstretched”, says the European Court of Auditors.

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EFSA OK for five-stack maize approval and soybean renewal

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued positive evaluations of applications for a new EU import approval for a genetically modified stacked-trait maize and the renewed approval of a GM soybean line.

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France bans chemical pesticides for home gardening use

France has banned the buying, using or storing of chemical pesticides for home gardening use effective January 1st.

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China grants five new GM crop import approvals

China has given import approval to five genetically modified crops and renewed the import approval of 26 GM crops.

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FMC debuts Lucento in the US

FMC has launched its fungicide, Lucento (flutriafol + Bayer's bixafen), in the US. The suspension concentrate formulation has been granted EPA approval for use on maize, soybeans, peanuts, wheat and sugarbeets for the 2019 season.

FMC Product Approvals

US approval for Arysta's Zolera FX on wheat

Platform Specialty Products' agrochemical business, Arysta LifeScience, has received extended US approval for the fungicide, Zolera FX (fluoxastrobin + tetraconazole), for use on wheat.

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Brazil Anvisa confirms sulfoxaflor approval

The Brazilian national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, has confirmed its approval of DowDuPont agriculture business Corteva Agriscience’s insecticide, sulfoxaflor (trade-marked as Isoclast), as a new active ingredient.

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