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Jackie Bird

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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ECHA REACH fee system should change, auditors say

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.

ECHA Policy & Regulation

EU approval decision on Syngenta maize left to Commission

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. 

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EU approval for alpha-cypermethrin as substitution candidate

EU approval for alpha-cypermethrin as substitution candidate

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MEPs object to flumioxazin and chlorotoluron extensions

The European Parliament has supported objections to extensions of the approval periods for the herbicides, flumioxazin and chlorotoluron. 

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Submissions urge EPO not to patent conventional plants

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.

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MEPs support objections to GM crop import approvals

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.

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