Bee work reviewed by EFSA

Bees and bee health were the subject of a recent EFSA review of risk assessment and scientific outputs.

As a result, an inventory has now been compiled by the safety authority’s experts to identify areas for further collaboration, as well as future data and research needs.

The inventory was compiled by EFSA’s task force on bees, which was set up in response to growing concerns about the worldwide decline in bee numbers.

“The inventory identified a total of 355 scientific outputs related to bees that have been published, or are in development, by EFSA – the majority of them related to applications for approval of regulated products (pesticides and genetically modified organisms),” says an EFSA spokesman.

The ultimate goal of the project is to improve EFSA’s ability to provide risk managers with comprehensive advice in the area of bee health, particularly by identifying information gaps and research needs.

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