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We recently had the opportunity to talk to Richard Davis, Director of Approvals, from the UK’s Pesticides Safety Directorate (PSD) just a few days before the Directorate issued a revised impact assessment on the proposed revisions to existing pesticide legislation (Directive 91/414/EEC). PSD received a fair amount of criticism for its first report so we… » read more

Posted by Helen Dunnett

For those readers who don’t regularly check out the posts by other bloggers that prop up in our Netvibes Universe, here’s a sample from the last month or so that might be of interest. Rob Edwards writes about alleged reports of record levels of pesticide contamination in European food. Nogger’s blog reports on the Eurocare… » read more

Posted by Helen Dunnett

International Policy Network, a UK think-tank, issued a statement today on their assessment of the ongoing reform of European pesticide legislation, Directive 91/414. Professor Sir Colin Berry, Emeritus Professor of Pathology at Queen Mary College, University of London, and former UK government scientist, criticised the proposed legislation saying: “The costs of implementing this legislation will… » read more

Posted by Helen Dunnett

At last week’s British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium event (see entries below) we had a chat with Professor Alan Buckwell, Policy Director at the Country Land and Business Association in the UK, who chaired the event. We asked him how he thought the event had gone and whether industry’s demand for a full impact… » read more

Posted by Helen Dunnett

At the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium event we recently attended in Brussels, “The Importance of Science and Technology to the Future of European Agriculture and Food Production”, we had the chance to speak to Klaus Welsch, Group Vice-President of BASF Crop Protection in Europe, and asked for his take on the current legislative… » read more

Posted by Helen Dunnett

September 1st sees the coming into force of new European legislation on the legal amount of pesticide residues allowed in our food. The legislation aims to standardise the permitted levels across Europe, which previously differed from country to country. The Commission believes this will ensure better consumer protection and improve trade and import. In the… » read more

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In this clip, Philip Huxtable speaks about Integrated Farm Management (IFM) on his farm. European farmers are increasingly adopting and developing IFM, which combines traditional farming methods with modern technology and products: ‘the best of both’. This approach combines techniques such as crop rotation to prevent the build-up of certain pests in one field, choosing… » read more

Posted by Helen Dunnett

On 23 June, the Agriculture Council agreed a common position on new rules for placing pesticides (aka plant protection products) on the market in the EU. View the filmed announcement in Luxembourg. The Council’s political agreement bans the marketing and use of substances proven to be carcinogenic, mutagenic and toxic for reproduction, amid claims from… » read more

Posted by Helen Dunnett