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

  • Review of the Regulatory Guideline

    Regulatory agencies from Australia, Canada, Europe, and the US assessed the use of various test guidelines in the context of agrochemical safety assessment to inform the frequency of use of various guidelines. The goal was to better understand why some tests are used more than others, what valuable information is obtained from these tests, and whether some of the most routinely used data could be obtained using new methods.

  • Conceptual Model Development

    Based on problem formulation and problem exploration exercises conducted in 2021, a conceptual model was developed. The model is being used as a guide to the project to help prioritize the work.

  • TEA Manuscript #1

    A sub-team worked on a manuscript describing the needs for a project like TEA, as well as expected outcomes. The manuscript was published in August 2022.

  • TEA Manuscript #2

    A new manuscript featuring the project’s conceptual model was initiated. The goal of this paper is to highlight similarities among regulatory jurisdictions, in the way they assess the safety of agrochemicals.

  • NAM Survey

    A survey was developed and deployed among industry members to inform what NAMs are typically used for R&D as well as product registration, and with what frequency.

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

Society of Toxicology Meeting 2023

Nashville, TN, USA

A number of HESI committees will have presentations and posters at the Society of Toxicology Meeting in Nashville, TN.

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EFSA One2022

Brussels, Belgium

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

Read more

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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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        (
            [0] => query_vars_hash
            [1] => query_vars_changed
        )

    [compat_methods:WP_Query:private] => Array
        (
            [0] => init_query_flags
            [1] => parse_tax_query
        )

)

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