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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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Jan-2022

Biocides > News

Assessing the Endocrine Disrupting Potential of active substances

In November 2021, the UK Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) held a seminar on the endocrine disruption (ED) assessment of pesticidal and biocidal substances attended by...

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Dec-2021

Crop Protection > News

Glyphosate – EFSA and ECHA Launch Consultations

Parallel consultations on the initial scientific evaluations of glyphosate have been launched by EFSA and ECHA. EFSA is gathering feedback on the renewal assessment report,...

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