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After Brexit, UK farmers want speedier, science-based pesticide approval and regulation

| | October 11, 2016
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A more science-based, pragmatic and faster approach to approving pesticides and regulating their use in the UK post Brexit was high on the wish list of many attending the British Crop Production Congress.

The Chemicals Regulation Directorate, responsible for regulating pesticides at UK level, held a workshop where it asked delegates to put forward their priorities for the future of plant protection products.

Suggestions included using a risk- rather than hazard- based system of approval; speed and predictability of the regulatory authority as well as the ability to engage with it; a science-based approach; and regulation independent from EFSA (European Food Safety Authority), seen as being inefficient and ambiguous about its data requirements when evaluating pesticides.

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