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Eurofins opens third field trial facility in Bulgaria

Contract research company Eurofins Agroscience Services (EAS) has opened a third field testing facility in Bulgaria.

Bulgaria Operations

EFSA safety clearance for five-stack GM maize

An application for EU import approval for a genetically modified maize line combining five traits has successfully completed the risk assessment stage by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). 

Europe EU

Amvac goes to EU court over ethoprophos non-renewal

US company American Vanguard's Dutch subsidiary, Amvac Netherlands, has brought a lawsuit seeking an annulment of the European Commission’s decision not to renew the EU approval of the insecticide/acaricide, ethoprophos.

Europe EU

EFSA guide on dietary exposure assessment of GM food

EU advice has been issued on how to estimate human dietary exposure to newly expressed proteins in food derived from genetically modified crops.

Europe EU

EU agchem assessment "inadequate" for impact on bats

Bats are not adequately covered by the current EU risk assessment for the impact of agrochemicals on birds and ground-dwelling mammals, and a bat-specific assessment needs to be developed, says the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Europe EU

No safe use for chlorpyrifos, says EFSA

No safe exposure level for human health can be set for the insecticide, chlorpyrifos, and it does not meet criteria for the renewal of its EU approval, says the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Europe EU

Green groups seek EU petition on agchem ban by 2035

Environmentalist groups have asked the European Commission to launch a petition seeking to ban synthetic pesticides by 2035. 

Europe EU

Spanish province wants own speedier agchem approvals

The Spanish autonomous province of Murcia is seeking the right to approve pesticide active ingredients.


EU seeks ethical view on gene editing of plants

The European Commission has requested an opinion on gene editing from the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies as part of ongoing discussions over the regulation of new breeding techniques (NBTs) in plants. 

Europe EU

EU goes ahead with import approvals for ten GM crops

The European Commission has finally signed off eight new import approvals and two renewals for genetically modified crop lines that have been held up in the EU system for three to six months. 

Europe EU

EU seeks views on additional ais for organic farming

The European Commission is seeking views on draft amendments to add four active ingredients and two basic substances to a list of those permitted for use in organic crop farming. 

Europe EU

Bayer lines up new products for Ukraine

Bayer's Crop Science division is aiming to increase its market share in the Ukrainian agrochemical market with a significant expansion of its portfolio of products.

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