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Jackie Bird

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Dr Jackie Bird was editor of Agrow between 1996 and 2007. This followed eight years working on other agricultural titles at Informa.

Since moving to live in the north-west of England in 2007, she has worked freelance for Agrow, covering EU regulatory affairs.
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EFSA consults on cumulative risk assessment of agchems

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Approval decisions on two GMOs referred back to EU Commission

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EU consults on update to REACH safety data sheets

The European Commission is seeking comments on proposed updates to the safety data sheets required under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation (1907/2006). 

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EU corrects phaseout schedule for dimethoate

The European Commission has issued a correction to the phase-out schedule issued in June for the insecticide, dimethoate, to bring forward the withdrawal deadlines by 17 days.

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ECJ rejects second challenge to EU approval of GM soybeans

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has dismissed a second request for a more detailed review of the EU import approval of Bayer legacy company Monsanto's genetically modified insect-resistant and glyphosate herbicide-tolerant Intact RR 2 Pro (MON87701xMON89788) soybeans.

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