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UK study shows bumblebee harm from sulfoxaflor

Chronic exposure to the insecticide, sulfoxaflor, at dosages consistent with potential post-spray field exposure, has severe sub-lethal effects on bumblebee colonies
DowDuPont Insecticides

Ukraine struggles with counterfeit agchems

Ukraine is struggling with problems of low quality as well as counterfeit crop protection products.

EFSA clearance for Herculex/Roundup Ready maize renewal

An application for renewal of the EU approval of a DowDuPont genetically modified insect-resistant and herbicide-tolerant maize line has successfully passed an assessment by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Europe EU

Low level of illegal GMOs detected in Norway

A newly released annual monitoring and control program report from the Norwegian Food Safety Authority shows illegal content of genetically modified material (GMO) was detected in five of a total of 158 samples of food, feed and food. The results show that the occurrence of illegal GMOs in Norway is low.

Norway Biotechnology

DowDuPont's fenpicoxamid receives EU approval

DowDuPont has received EU approval for its new cereal fungicide, fenpicoxamid (trade-marked as Inatreq).
Europe EU

Agchem residue compliance remains high in Europe

A total of 96.2% of food samples tested in Europe in 2016 had agrochemical residue levels within legal limits and 50.7% were free of any quantifiable residues, says the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Europe EU

USDA criticises ECJ ruling on new mutagenesis techniques

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue has criticised the European Court of Justice (ECJ’s) recent ruling that new mutagenesis techniques for plant breeding be subject to EU laws on genetically modified organisms.
Europe EU

EU approval decisions on two basic substances

EU agrochemical approval is to be granted to Bionext’s onion oil for use as a “basic substance”, following a vote by EU member states.
Europe EU

EU phase-out schedule set for fenamidone

EU member states have been instructed to withdraw authorisations for the fungicide, fenamidone, by February 14th 2019, following the decision not to renew the EU approval of the active ingredient.
EU Europe

EU renewals for three ais

Formal renewals of EU approvals have been issued for FMC’s herbicide, carfentrazone-ethyl, Bayer’s Crop Science division’s fungicide, trifloxystrobin, and Italian company CBC Europe’s biofungicide, Ampelomyces quisqualis strain AQ10.
Europe EU

Pethoxamid to gain EU renewal with use restrictions

The EU approval of the herbicide, pethoxamid, is to be renewed with a new limitation on use to one application every two years in the same field at a maximum rate of 1.2 kg active ingredient per hectare.
Europe EU

EU issues list of potential low-risk ais

The European Commission has issued a list of 57 active ingredients approved under old EU agrochemical laws that may potentially be classified as “low-risk” under the EU agrochemical registration Regulation (1107/2009).
Europe EU
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