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MPs take further oral evidence on insects and insecticides

06 February 2013

The Environmental Audit Committee will hold the penultimate public evidence hearing of its inquiry, Insects and Insecticides, at 2.15pm on Wednesday 6 February in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House.

The Committee will hear evidence from Herman Fontier from the European Food Safety Authority on EFSA’s work on neonicotinoid insecticides, including the publication of its ‘risk assessment for bees’ on 16 January.

The Committee will also hear from agronomists from Agrii and Prime Agriculture on the advice given to farmers about the economic and environmental considerations for using pesticides. Georgina Downs from UK Pesticides Campaign will also give further evidence on the human health implications.

Witnesses

At 2.15pm

  • Herman Fontier, Head of Pesticides, European Food Safety Authority

At 3.00pm

  • Georgina Downs, UK Pesticides Campaign

At  3.25pm

  • Chris Bean, Agronomist, Agrii
  • Peter Riley, Agronomist, Prime Agriculture

Further information

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