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EU approval periods are to be extended by another year for 34 agrochemical active ingredients to allow more time to complete assessments for renewal of the authorisations before they expire on April 30th.
The European Commission is “working very hard” on its Farm to Fork strategy and the planned publication date of May has been brought forward to the end of March, says EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Stella Kyriakides.
The European Commission is inviting feedback on a “roadmap” outlining how it will develop the new “Farm to Fork” strategy on sustainable food production.
The EU decision in 2017 to ban use of the insecticide/acaricide, buprofezin, in edible crops was correctly implemented with regard to the phase-out period for foodstuffs containing buprofezin residues, says European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has outlined three studies due for completion in 2020 that “may have important implications” for the approval of genetically modified organisms in the EU.
The European Commission has invited feedback on draft proposals to make it a legal obligation to follow EU guidance on identifying biocides that are potential endocrine disruptors (EDs).
A resolution objecting to the proposed approval of a genetically modified triple-stack soybean line has been adopted by the European Parliament’s Environment Committee.
A European Parliament politician lobbying against plans to refuse EU approval for propolis extract as a basic substance for agrochemical use has failed to gain support from fellow MEPs.
The European Commission has refused a request by a member of the European Parliament to reconsider its decision in 2018 not to renew the EU approval of the insecticide, pymetrozine.
France’s highest court, the Conseil d’État (council of state), has ruled that plants bred through mutagenesis must be subject to the regulations relating to genetically modified organisms.
A new EU database that lists emergency authorisations of agrochemicals has been published by the European Commission.
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