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Jackie Bird

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Dr Jackie Bird was editor of Agrow between 1996 and 2007. This followed eight years working on other agricultural titles at Informa.

Since moving to live in the north-west of England in 2007, she has worked freelance for Agrow, covering EU regulatory affairs.

Latest From Jackie Bird

EU approves insect pheromone to protect grapevines

The insect pheromone, lavandulyl senecioate, from US biopesticide company Suterra (Bend, Oregon), has received formal EU approval as a “low-risk” active ingredient. 

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Formal EU approval for Suterra's pheromone

The insect pheromone, lavandulyl senecioate, from US biopesticide company Suterra (Bend, Oregon), has received formal EU approval as a “low-risk” active ingredient.

Insecticides

EFSA gives safety clearance for GM oilseed rape

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a positive assessment of genetically modified MS11 oilseed rape for use in the production of hybrid seed.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

EU commits to 50% cut in agchem use by 2030

The European Commission has set a target to reduce the “overall use and risk” of chemical pesticides by 50% and the use of more hazardous pesticides by the same amount by 2030 under its new Farm to Fork strategy. 

Europe EU

EFSA safety clearance for MS11 oilseed rape use in hybrids

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a positive assessment of genetically modified MS11 oilseed rape for use in the production of hybrid seed. 

Europe EU

MEPs object to proposal to approve GM soybean

The European Commission should withdraw its proposal to approve a genetically modified triple- stack soybean line, says the European Parliament.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law
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