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Smarter rules for safer food
The European Commission has adopted a package of measures to strengthen the enforcement of health and safety standards for the whole agri-food chain. Food ...
Make sure UTP negotiations help farmers - and consumers
Today's European Parliament Plenary gave a mandate to Paolo de Castro MEP to start negotiations with the Council and Commission on the Directive on Unfair ...
European Parliament adopts new EU law to cut farm antimicrobial use
Today, the plenary of the European Parliament adopted a long-awaited law which will restrict the use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals and thus help ...
Challenges of education and innovation
A conference on the 'Challenges of education and innovation' will take place on 13 and 14 January 2010 in Berlin, Germany.
The European Commission has adopted a new four-year strategy (2012-2015) that aims to further improve the welfare of animals in the European Union.
Animal Welfare Strategy 2012-2015 - guide
The European Commission has adopted a new four-year strategy (2012-2015) that aims to further improve the welfare of animals in the European Union.
CAP Reform - the main elements
The Commission has today published proposals for Four basic Council regulations for the Common Agriculture Policy – i) on Direct Payments, ii) the Single ...
EU whitewash on cancer risk from world's most used weedkiller
Overreliance on unpublished industry studies leads EU food agency to recommend glyphosate approval
EU Commission uses the Christmas period to grant authorisation for imports of genetically engineered soybeans
The EU Commission has granted six further authorisations for genetically engineered plants, including some controversial genetically engineered soybeans with ...
Headlong rush on UTP directive is jettisoning EU principles - and won't help any farmer
Ahead of the final scheduled trilogue on the Unfair Trading Practices Directive tomorrow, retailers and wholesalers warned negotiators not to forget ...
What are pesticides? Who decides on their authorisation? Who is responsible for their use? How can pesticides be used safely? An active substance is only ...
MEPs vote to end biannual clock change in Europe
The last Sunday in March 2021 could mark the end of seasonal changes of time in the EU, following a vote Monday by the European Parliament's Transport and ...
Majority of EU countries support partial ban of bee-killing pesticides
A clear majority of EU countries have supported the European Commission proposal to temporarily ban three pesticides that are scientifically shown to be ...
Investigation: Majority of EU Parliament agriculture committee linked to industry
A majority of MEPs on the European Parliament's agriculture committee have strong links to the farming industry, Greenpeace research has revealed.
European Parliament votes through new powers for governments to ban GM crops
The European Parliament today voted to grant national governments new powers to ban the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops in their territories. ...
Court upholds EU ban on bee-harming pesticides
The Commission was right to impose restrictions on the use of three bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides, imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam, the EU's ...
EU court: protecting people and nature takes precedence over business interests
The General Court of the European Union has ruled that the European Commission was right to impose restrictions on the use of three bee-killing neonicotinoid ...
Brussels aims for fairer food supply chain
The EU Commission launched an EU-wide public consultation Wednesday on how to make the EU food supply chain fairer, aiming to address unfair trading practices ...
MEPs vote to end daylight saving time from 2021
2021 could be the last year with a seasonal time change in the EU following the European Parliament's vote Tuesday to end the practice of adjusting clocks by ...
Record high for EU agri-food exports in 2016
The European Union had an agri-food trade surplus of EUR 18.8 billion in 2016, according to a Commission report, with the annual value of agri-food exports ...
EU to renew glyphosate licence, ignoring concerns
A qualified majority of European governments voted to approve the European Commission’s plan to grant a five-year unrestricted licence to glyphosate, a widely ...
EU fails to seize opportunity to end glyphosate
EU Member States today supported a new five-year licence for the controversial weed-killer glyphosate, missing the opportunity to ban it completely and make ...
EU looks to satellites to check farm payments
The EU Commission adopted new rules Friday which would for the first time expressly allow a range of modern technologies to be used when carrying out checks ...
Food from cloned animals: consumers left in the dark - BEUC
Despite European consumers having no appetite for food from cloned animals or their offspring, they might be eating it unawares. Today’s European Commission ...
Defining Environmental Risk Assessment Criteria for Genetically Modified (GM) Mammals and Birds to be placed on the EU market
Globally, GM mammals and birds are being developed for a range of purposes, including use as food, pets or for production of pharmaceuticals. There is a ...
Commission renews approval of glyphosate herbicide for 5 years
The European Commission renewed for 5 years EU approval of glyphosate Tuesday, following scientific assessment which it says concludes there is no link between ...
Key facts about bird flu (Avian Influenza)
The European Commission adopted today a decision confirming the risk areas set up by the Romanian authorities in relation to an outbreak of highly pathogenic ...
Communication from the Commission: Banana Accompanying Measures: Supporting the Sustainable Adjustment of the Main ACP Banana-Exporting Countries to New Trade ...
Reduction in EU milk supply edges prices up
A reduction in the EU milk supply at the end of 2016 contributed to a significant recovery in EU milk prices, says a report on the short-term outlook for ...
BASF retreats from Europe as GM crops rejected
BASF today announced it is abandoning its plans to develop and commercialise genetically modified (GM) crops in Europe.
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