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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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EU comparative assessments of 8-hydroxyquinoline products start next year

Comparative assessments of products containing the fungicide/bactericide, 8-hydroxyquinoline, will have to be carried out on all applications for product approvals in the EU submitted after April 4th 2018.
EU Policy & Regulation

EFSA gives safety clearance to GM H7-1 sugar beet renewal

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a positive safety assessment for an application to renew EU approval for use in food and feed of genetically modified glyphosate herbicide-tolerant H7-1 sugar beet.

Progress for draft EU organic rules

Draft EU rules on the production of organic crops have moved closer to becoming legislation, with their endorsement by EU Ministers’ representatives and the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee.

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EU sets phase out dates for iprodione

EU member states must withdraw approvals for products containing the fungicide/nematicide, iprodione, by March 5th 2018, and may only grant short grace periods for existing stocks, which must expire by June 5th 2018.
EU Fungicides

EU mulls glyphosate ban petition

Discussions on a European Citizens Initiative petition calling for a ban on the herbicide, glyphosate, have given the European Commission “food for thought” on a “very sensitive” issue, says EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis.
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EU biocide ED criteria now in law

New EU criteria for identifying potential endocrine disruptors in biocides, including non-crop pesticides, will apply from June 7th 2018.
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