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.
- Herman Fontier, Head of Pesticides, European Food Safety Authority
- Georgina Downs, UK Pesticides Campaign
- Chris Bean, Agronomist, Agrii
- Peter Riley, Agronomist, Prime Agriculture