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European Council agrees to allow member states to restrict or ban cultivation of GMOs

9:31 AM MDT | June 12, 2014 | Michael Ravenscroft

The European Council has reached agreement that provides for a two-step procedure enabling European member states to restrict or even ban the cultivation of authorized genetically-modified organisms (GMO) on their respective territories, the European...


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ECHA: Alternative methods to avoid testing chemicals on animals

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC; Brussels) has produced a state-of-the-art review of test methods and computational approaches as alternatives to animal experiments for the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki), the agency says. The...

Tetrachloroethylene: No EU regulatory action needed based on substance evaluation report

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has published a substance evaluation report for tetrachloroethylene. The evaluating member state, Latvia, has evaluated the substance without needing to ask further information from the registrants and concludes...

Dow gains final approval for Enlist herbicide

EPA announced today that it is registering Dow's Enlist Duo herbicide for use on corn and soybeans after a thorough assessment confirmed the product meets the necessary safety standards. Enlist Duo contains both glyphosate and a choline salt of 2,4-D that is...

Glycidyl methacrylate added to ECHA's registry of intentions

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that 2,3-epoxypropyl methacrylate (glycidyl methacrylate) has been added to the registry of intentions (ROI) under the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of...

ECHA calls for evidence on the persistence and bioaccumulation of two siloxanes

The United Kingdom competent authority says that it will submit a restriction proposal to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) in January 2015 to restrict octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) based on concerns...

ECHA starts CLH public consultation on triadimenol

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has started a 45-day public commenting period on the harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) proposal for triadimenol. The deadline for submitting comments is 28 November. The substance does not yet have a...

VCI: Minimal reduction in renewable energy reallocation is a 'drop in the bucket'

Germany’s chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says that the reduction in the reallocation charge as part of the country’s renewable energy law (EEG) is at best a cosmetic change. The reduction was announced today by the German Federal...

EU trade commissioner De Gucht addresses the 'reality of the EU–US trade talks'

Outgoing European trade commissioner Karel De Gucht has spoken about the "reality" of the negotiations between the European Union and the United States on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). De Gucht addressed some common...

VCI speaks out against reduced scope of EU-US trade deal

Germany’s chemical industry trade association VCI (Frankfurt) has spoken out against a reduced version of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the free-trade agreement currently being negotiated between the European Union and the...

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