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EFSA Take a Major Step Forward in Reversing the Decline of Insect Pollinators

The continued decline in insect pollinators, in particular honey bees, in Europe is being investigated after a request from European Parliament’s Committee for the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) to assess the combined effects of multiple stressors on honey bees via a new scientific opinion known as MUST-B.

The MUST‐B opinion proposes a systems‐based approach that combines modelling and monitoring systems for the environmental risk assessment of multiple stressors such as environmental chemicals, parasites and diseases, as well as factors such as availability of food, climate and beekeeping management practices

A new bee colony simulator called ApisRAM is being developed to assess single or multiple use of pesticides in interaction with other stressors and factors. ApisRAM is expected to be ready for pesticide risk assessment within the next two to three years.

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Jun-2022

News > Vet Medicine

Core strength can help improve the health of dogs and avoid knee injuries

Agility dogs lacking core strength from routine physical exercise are more susceptible to one of the most common canine knee injuries, a cranial cruciate ligament...

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May-2022

Biocides > News

Impact of the Sustainability Strategy on the European biocide industry

A stark warning by the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) that the sector could lose 12% of its substance portfolio by 2040. In their published...

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