EFSA consults on agchem tests on bees
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has opened a public consultation on draft guidelines on the EU risk assessment of the effects of pesticides on bees. The Authority decided to develop specific guidance after its scientific review issued earlier this year found weaknesses in the current assessment ( Agrow No 641, p 9). The guidance seeks to improve evaluation of different exposure routes, sub-lethal doses and long-term effects. Comments are requested by October 25th 2012.