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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Changes are needed to the system for calculating fees charged by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) under the EU Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Regulation of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation.
A final decision on approving food and feed use of a genetically modified stacked-trait maize from ChemChina subsidiary Syngenta has been left to the European Commission after an appeal committee could not agree on the proposed authorisation.
EU approval for alpha-cypermethrin as substitution candidate
The European Parliament has supported objections to extensions of the approval periods for the herbicides, flumioxazin and chlorotoluron.
The European Patent Office (EPO) has been urged not to patent conventionally bred plants in separate submissions from the European Commission and a group of farming and environmentalist organisations.
The European Parliament has urged the European Commission to drop plans to approve food and feed use of two new genetically modified maize lines and renew the approval of a GM soybean line.