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EU warns countries against unjustified neonic approvals

EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis has urged EU member states to stop granting unjustified emergency authorisations of neonicotinoid insecticides.

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Agrow publishes report on safeners and synergists

Agrow, a Food Chemical News sister title, has published a new report on safeners and synergists used in crop protection products.  

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EPA drafts alternatives for ‘six pack studies’

The EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) has issued draft guidance on a process for establishing and implementing alternative approaches to traditional in vivo acute toxicity study for pesticides, Agrow reports.

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U.K. supports spider venom pesticide research

A project to develop a pesticide using naturally occurring peptides found in spider venom has received almost $1 million in funding from the government of the United Kingdom, Agrow reports.

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Syngenta’s Viptera gets Chinese approval

Syngenta has received import approval from China for its genetically modified insect-resistant Agrisure Viptera (MIR162) corn, Agrow reports.

US Food Policy Biotechnology

Canada launches neonic review for squash bees

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has initiated a special review of the neonicotinoid insecticides, clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam, because of potential environmental risks related to squash bees (Peponapis pruinosa).

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