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Jackie Bird

London
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.
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EU action on NBTs excluded from Green Deal initiative

A commitment to take action on the regulation of new breeding techniques (NBTs) in plants is no longer included in the European Commission’s “Green Deal” initiative launched in December, but the aim to reduce pesticide use has been given greater emphasis.

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EU action on NBTs dropped from Green Deal initiative

A commitment to take action on the regulation of new breeding techniques (NBTs) in plants is no longer included in the European Commission’s “Green Deal” initiative launched in December, but the aim to reduce pesticide use has been given greater emphasis. 

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EU Commission slammed for refusing access to bee guidance docs

The European Commission is guilty of maladministration by refusing to disclose details of discussions with EU member states on updating guidance for accessing agrochemical effects on bees, says European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly.

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EU Commission censured for refusing access to bee guidance docs

The European Commission is guilty of maladministration by refusing to disclose details of discussions with EU member states on updating guidance for accessing agrochemical effects on bees, says European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly. 

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Env MEPs call for ban on dimoxystrobin and mancozeb

The EU approvals of the fungicides, dimoxystrobin and mancozeb, should not be renewed and the decision to allow more time to complete their renewal assessments should be scrapped, says the European Parliament’s Environment Committee. 

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EU votes to ban chlorpyrifos

EU member states have supported draft decisions not to renew the EU approvals for the insecticides, chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl.

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