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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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The European Parliament has backed calls for stronger efforts to reduce pesticide use and remove hazardous active ingredients.

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EU product approvals being reassigned in run-up to Brexit

UK-based firms are looking to shift the ownership of their EU product approvals to subsidiaries in continental Europe in preparation for the UK leaving the EU on March 29th.

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EU bodies reach agreement over public access to data

A provisional agreement has been reached on proposals to increase public access to data submitted for EU approvals of agrochemicals and genetically modified crops.

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EU biocide rapporteur reallocations in force for Brexit

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Firms reassign approval holders ahead of Brexit

UK-based firms are shifting the ownership of their EU approvals to subsidiaries in continental Europe in preparation for the UK leaving the EU on March 29th (Brexit).

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