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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Plant health & protection

Plant health, like human and animal health, can be affected by a variety of pathogens (viruses, bacteria, parasitic worms, fungi), as well as insect pests and invasive plant species, which can have a significant economic impact on crops and pose serious threats to species diversity. These diseases can threaten economic and food resources.

ANSES undertakes vigilance and alert missions and conducts collective expert appraisals to assess the risks to plant health (both cultivated plants and forest tree species) posed by pests.

ANSES publishes its methodology for the assessment of alternatives to neonicotinoids

As part of the implementation of the Act "for the restoration of biodiversity, nature and landscapes", ANSES received a formal request from the Ministry of Agriculture to conduct an assessment weighing up the risks and benefits of plant protection preparations containing neonicotinoids, compared with their chemical and non-chemical alternatives. It was also asked to conduct an assessment of the impact of neonicotinoids on human health, by the ministries responsible for ...

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Published on 21/03/2017

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