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Green Paper on promoting the tastes of Europe
The European Commission has today launched a debate on the future of promotion and information schemes for EU agricultural products. With the publication of a ...
EU Parliament agriculture committee backs factory farming, Greenpeace
Members of the European Parliament’s agriculture committee voted today for the EU to continue subsidising Europe's most environmentally destructive factory ...
EU action on pesticides has made limited progress: auditors
The EU offers few incentives for farmers to reduce their dependency to pesticides, and has been unable to substantially reduce and control risks associated to ...
Agri-food trade report 2015: EU is world's top exporter
The EU confirmed its position as number one agri-food exporter worldwide as agri-food exports reached EUR 129 billion in 2015 - more than 7 per cent of all ...
New report shows urgent need to eliminate bee-killer pesticides in Europe
Greenpeace has released a comprehensive scientific review of the factors that put pollinators and agriculture in Europe at risk. The study highlights the ...
U.S. now EU's main supplier of soyabeans
The U.S. has become Europe's main supplier of soyabeans, reaching a 52% share compared to 25% in in the same period last year, according to figures published ...
Growing number of EU governments oppose re-approval of glyphosate
Amid mounting political and public opposition to glyphosate - a controversial and widely used weedkiller - representatives of European governments have again ...
MEPs set out plan to save Europe's bees
The EU needs a long-term strategy to rebuild the bee population, the EU Parliament said Thursday calling for more investment in protecting bee health, fighting ...
Time to stop the cultivation of genetically engineered maize MON810
As several documents from Monsanto, the EU Commission and European Food Safety Authority EFSA show, cultivation of genetically engineered maize MON810 does not ...
Extreme weather won't affect crop output: JRC report
The European Commission says cereal production in 2010 will be close to the average recorded since 2005. According to a report drafted by the Joint Research ...
Crop yield forecasts for Europe 2010
Total cereal production in 2010 should be close to the average from the last five years. While the yield per hectare will be 5% above average, overall ...
ECHA's Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) agrees to maintain the current harmonised classification of glyphosate as a substance causing serious eye damage and ...
MEPs demand phasing out of glyphosate weedkiller
The European Parliament voted Tuesday for immediate restrictions on the use of controversial glyphosate-based herbicides, leading to a full ban on use of the ...
EU Parliament must choose family farms over factory farms, Greenpeace
A giant squealing pig in a cage greeted members of the European Parliament today in Brussels, ahead of a crucial vote on the future of farming in Europe.
MEPs block watering down of measures to protect bees
The European Parliament sent an EU regulation to protect bees from harmful pesticides back to the drawing board Wednesday, when MEPs blocked a move by EU ...
EU moves to allay public concern over food safety studies
The EU Parliament and the Council reached provisional agreement Monday night on draft rules to ensure the EU risk assessment procedure for food safety is more ...
EU report shows it's time to rethink trade deals that drive industrial farming, Greenpeace
The EU should rethink international trade deals that drive industrial farming, said Greenpeace, following the release of an EU report highlighting the negative ...
EU restricts imports of plants from China
The European Union has decided to impose stricter measures for the import from China of plants hosting the harmful citrus long horn beetle, an insect that is ...
Brussels moves to end seasonal clock changes in Europe
The EU Commission proposed Wednesday to end seasonal clock changes in Europe in 2019, with Member States free to decide once and for all whether they want to ...
Commission proposals for new rules for organic farming
The European Commission has published new proposals for a new Regulation on organic production and the labelling of organic products. Consumer and producer ...
Testbiotech files legal case against the EU authorisation of 'toxic soybeans' produced by Bayer & Monsanto
Testbiotech has filed a case at the General Court of the EU against authorisation for the import of genetically soybeans produced by Bayer and Monsanto.
EU provisionally agrees requirements for water reuse
EU institutions provisionally agreed requirements for water reuse in farming Tuesday, setting out minimum water quality requirements for the safe reuse of ...
The Future of Food and Farming - Commission Communication
The European Commission released on 29 November 2017 a Communication on 'The Future of Food and Farming', outlining the ways to ensure that the oldest EU ...
EU farming reform plan overlooks impact of meat sector, Greenpeace
On the eve of a major reform of European Union farming rules, the European Commission has glossed over the growing environmental and health impact of the ...
EU mulls action to halt decline of pollinators
The EU Commission launched a consultation Thursday on a European initiative to halt the decline of bees and other pollinators, warning that future generations ...
EU Agriculture and Rural Development Management Plan 2011
In order to implement the Commission’s work programme, each Commission department sets up its own work programme called the annual management plan. The mission ...
Brussels looks to clamp down on unfair food trading practices
The EU Commission put forward proposals Thursday to ban the most damaging unfair trade practices in the food supply chain, with a view to ensuring fairer ...
EU Farm Council ends minimum intervention price for skimmed milk powder
EU agriculture ministers intervened to stabilise dairy markets Monday with an amendment to the so-called Fixing regulation for public intervention to halt the ...
EU agrees measures to combat drought in Europe
EU Member States agreed Wednesday to a series of support measures to ease financial difficulties faced by farmers due to adverse weather conditions, and ...
MEPs back restrictions on glyphosate herbicide
Members of the European Parliament called Wednesday for a ban on all uses of glyphosate-based herbicides in private and public green areas, including spraying ...