Crop Protection Association plans to host quarterly food-chain meetings

The Crop Protection Association (CPA) is set to host quarterly Food Chain Group meetings in response to demand from stakeholders, said chief executive Dominic Dyer.

The latest Food Chain Group meeting took place on Tuesday (27 October) and was a chance to discuss the latest developments concerning implementation of the new European pesticides regulation and the Sustainable Use Directive.

GM policy developments, the relationship between pesticides and bees and bystander exposure policy were also set to be discussed at the meeting, which took place as HW went to press.

Defra's food security assessment - launched by environment secretary Hilary Benn in August - was also on the agenda.

Dyer said: "In view of the positive response we have received from food-chain stakeholders concerning the value of the these meetings, we intend to move forward with hosting future CPA Food Chain Group meetings in London on a quarterly basis."


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