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Changes in EU Pesticide Maximum Residue Levels [October 2018 Update]

The European Union is constantly revising its Pesticide Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) to determine the maximum allowable crop pesticide residue in food. Pesticide Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) A number of changes to regulation EC 396/2005…
How to protect bees from pesticides

EU Neonicotinoid Ban A Major Win For Bees & The Environment

The European Commission recently imposed a neonicotinoid ban on three of the most widely applied insecticides due to the risk they pose to bees and other pollinators. The April ban on thiamethoxam, imidacloprid and clothianidin which is expected…
How to protect bees from pesticides

Pesticide Toxicity To Bees & Other Pollinators

The impending neonicotinoid pesticide ban in the EU, and its potential impact on farmers and bees, leads us to the question: How does pesticide use affect pollinators here in Kenya? Pesticide use Subsistence maize farmers, the majority, use…
How to protect bees from pesticides

Changes In EU Pesticide Maximum Residue Levels [June 2018 Update]

Pesticide regulation via maximum residue level (MRL) testing allows the European Union to set maximum allowable crop pesticide residues in food Pesticide Regulation and MRL Testing A number of changes to regulation EC 396/2005 have been published.…
How to protect bees from pesticides

Recent Changes in EU Pesticide Maximum Residue Levels [March 2018 Update]

Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) are the allowable limit of pesticide residues in food. The limits are ascertained through MRL testing Maximum Residue Level Changes A number of changes to EC regulations have been published. These regulations will…
How to protect bees from pesticides

Ensuring Farm Produce Reaches the Kitchen and Food Table Safe

By Ruth Vaughan Concerted efforts and measures have been on-going in Kenya to enhance food safety, compliance and competitiveness in Kenya's fresh produce While horticulture has been defined as the science and art of growing fruits and…