Transforming the Evaluation of Agrochemicals (TEA) Committee

Mission Statement

The mission of the committee is to establish a map supporting the development of fit-for-purpose safety evaluation for agrochemicals that is applicable to changing global, as well as local, needs for evaluation and regulatory decisions that can incorporate relevant evolving science inputs. See the full project map landscape here.

Working Groups

  • State of the Regulatory Science

    Regulatory agencies from Canada, Europe, and the US are performing a review of what regulatory guidelines are being used for the safety evaluation of crop protection products to determine their frequency of use.

  • Problem Exploration

    Three subteams were formed to explore the problem statement that was established by the committee. Teams from South and North America, Asia/Oceania, and Europe reflected on the meaning of each key term of the problem statement so a strategy could be developed to solve the problem. The exercise was performed for both the human and ecological safety aspects of the problem.

  • Manuscript

    A manuscript is being developed to present the TEA project and its purpose, as well as to raise awareness about the work of the committee in the hope to expand recruitment.

HESI Staff

Leadership Team

  • Douglas Wolf, DVM, PhD, FIATP, ATS

    Syngenta

  • Gina Hilton, PhD

    PETA International Science Consortium

  • John Doe, PhD

    Liverpool John Moores University

  • Marco Corvaro, PhD

    Corteva Agriscience

  • Rhian Cope, PhD, DABT, DABVT, FACTRA

    Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority

Committee Events

EFSA One2022

Brussels, Belgium

A number of HESI committees presented posters at the EFSA One 2022 conference.

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Committee Publications

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Transforming the Evaluation of Agrochemicals

This article summarizes the challenges associated with the modernization of agrochemical safety evaluation, proposes a potential roadmap, and seeks input and engagement from the broader community to advance this effort.

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