Bringing Biopesticide Regulatory Reform to UK Parliament

The World BioProtection Forum (WBF) conference Bringing Biopesticide Regulatory Reform to UK Parliament, took place in London on 5th September 2023. It marked the culmination of the WBF’s campaign for global regulatory reform. Once sensible reforms have been achieved in a competent authority, this case can be used to encourage further reforms in other regions (e.g. the EU).

AgroPages published a full review of the event here:—47761.htm

As a result of the WBF’s campaign, the UK Government has already declared (see here), “We plan to review regulatory processes and data requirements to identify where approvals and permissions for biopesticides can be made simpler and speedier.” We now await the publication of those revised regulations.

Attended by:


11:00 Tea and Coffee
Dr Minshad Ansari, Founder and Chairman of the World BioProtection Forum (WBF)
Barry Gardiner, MPs and Lords, UK Parliament, London
Biopesticide Regulatory Reform
Natalie Louise Bennett, MP, House of Lords, London
Sustainable food production and role of biocontrol
Tristan Jervis, Senior Public Affairs & Communications Consultant, WBF
Update on Biopesticide Reg Reform, UK including name of the contributors of White Paper.
Carol Pullen, President, WBF
Panel discussion
Panel Member A - Nick Mole, Pesticide Action Network
Why are we considering Biopesticide?
Panel Member B - Mark Whittaker, MD, APIS Regulatory consultant
What is wrong with the current regulation for Biopesticide?
Panel Member C - Robert Cannings, Agri Sciences Biologicals, UK
What needs to be changed and how can we make things better?
Panel Member D – Dr Owen Jones, Managing Director and Partner at Lisk & Jones Consultants Ltd
Why is the UK the best place to do this?
Panel Member E - Richard Glass, Crop Health and Protection (CHAP)
How does this bring business opportunity to UK?
Panel Member F -Thorben Looije, Valto, The Netherlands
How can/would this make an impact on EU?
Dr Minshad Ansari, Founder and Chairman
Closing remarks

Venue ​

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Bringing Biopesticide Regulatory Reform to UK Parliament
Tuesday 5th September 2023
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Jubilee Room, House of Commons, Parliament, Palace of Westminster, London SW1


This event was funded by supporting members of the WBF and the following sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring future WBF events, please email