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A final decision on approving food and feed use of a genetically modified stacked-trait maize from ChemChina subsidiary Syngenta has been left to the European Commission after an appeal committee could not agree on the proposed authorisation.
EU approval for alpha-cypermethrin as substitution candidate
The European Parliament has supported objections to extensions of the approval periods for the herbicides, flumioxazin and chlorotoluron.
Germany is seeking to further reduce the use of agrochemicals in its agriculture.
Formal EU approvals have been published for two biofungicide active ingredients, both of which have been designated as “low-risk”.
Establishing uses of the insecticide, cypermethrin, that are safe for aquatic organisms and non-target arthropods would require risk mitigation measures that are “challenging” to achieve in practice, says the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
There are no grounds to question the validity of the EU agrochemical registration system, says the European Court of Justice (ECI).
EU Health Commissioner-designate Stella Kyriakides says that the EU should "consider the possibility" of setting mandatory reduction targets for pesticide use, but she has stopped short of confirming support for a quantified reduction level.
An EU court has dismissed Sipcam-Oxon’s request for a suspension of the phase-out of the fungicide, chlorothalonil, while its lawsuit against the active ingredient’s non-renewal is being considered.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is conducting a second consultation of stakeholders in its review of guidance on assessing the impact of pesticides on bees.
EU member states have been given until January 3rd 2020 to withdraw approvals for products containing the insecticide/acaricide, methiocarb, following the decision in July not to renew its approval.
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