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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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EU votes to ban chlorpyrifos

EU member states have supported draft decisions not to renew the EU approvals for the insecticides, chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl.

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EU opinion on regulation of NBTs due in spring

A European Commission paper “addressing” the controversial issue of regulating new breeding techniques (NBTs) in plants as genetically modified organisms may appear in the spring, according to a leaked document released by environmentalist group Greenpeace.

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Ombudsman finds no undue delay in EU handling of glyphosate MRL review

The European Ombudsman has rejected a complaint that the European Commission was wrong to delay a decision on a maximum residue limit (MRL) for the herbicide, glyphosate, on a specific crop until a general review of all glyphosate MRLs had been completed.

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Ombudsman says no undue delay in EU handling of glyphosate MRL review

The European Ombudsman has rejected a complaint that the European Commission was wrong to delay a decision on a maximum residue limit (MRL) for the herbicide, glyphosate, on a specific crop until a general review of all glyphosate MRLs had been completed. 

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Env MEPs call for pesticide reduction to protect bees

A targeted reduction in pesticide use is needed because suggested measures in the European Commission’s EU Pollinators Initiative do not go far enough, says the European Parliament’s Environment Committee. 

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EU signs off eight GM crop approvals

The European Commission has signed off approvals for eight genetically modified crop lines that had been stalled in the authorisation system for up to six months. 

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