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Report documents growing importance of the EU's Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed
The European Union's system for quick exchange of information on risks linked to food and feed - an invaluable tool especially at times of crisis - has further ...
Biological hazards include bacteria, viruses, parasites, prions, biotoxins. Some of these hazards have posed serious risks to public health, such as ...
he EU launched a major reform of its sugar sector in 2006 in order to increase market orientation and to stabilise the market while complying with ...
Cumulative risk of pesticides - EU food agency consultation - Q&A
EFSA is carrying out a public consultation on its pilot assessments of the risks posed to humans by residues of multiple pesticides in food.
Greenpeace press comment: Commission seeks glyphosate approval by another name
The European Commission is seeking political backing to allow unrestricted use of controversial weedkiller glyphosate by labelling the decision as temporary, ...
Testbiotech: no choice for consumers on meat from cloned animals
A non-public EU Commission paper confirms that food from offsprings of cloned animals are already on the European market.
Spreading the risks: when genetically engineered organisms go wild
A new peer reviewed paper is published in the international Environmental Sciences Europe journal. The paper addresses specific environmental risks associated ...
International Price Monitoring Newsletter - March 2011
The International Price Monitoring Newsletter provides an analysis of the development of the commidity markets for grain, dairy, sugar, and meat from May 2010 ...
International Price Monitoring Newsletter - April 2011
The International Price Monitoring Newsletter provides an analysis of the development of the commidity markets for grain, dairy, sugar, and meat from June 2010 ...
You can search by country, product type, registered name and name applied for, and by: protected designations of origin (PDOs); protected geographical ...
Climate change adaptation in the agriculture sector in Europe - EEA Report No 4/2019
Climate change affects agriculture in a number of ways. Changes in temperature and precipitation as well as weather and climate extremes are already ...
Database of agricultural products and foods registered or awaiting possible registration as PDO (Protected Designations of Origin), PGI (Protected Geographical ...
The EU School Milk Scheme is intended to encourage consumption among children of healthy dairy products containing important vitamins and minerals. The scheme ...
Banana Accompanying Measures (BAM) - briefing
The European Commission has adopted a €190 million support package for banana exporters from African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states. This proposal was ...
UTPs directive - from balanced proposal to witch hunt?
Speaking after the vote in the European Parliament AGRI committee this evening, EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren warned that the debate and ...
EFSA confirms pesticides danger to bees
Three widely used neonicotinoid pesticides are a danger to bees, according to a report released on 28 February by the European Food Safety Authority, EFSA.
CAP reform: Failure for the environment, developing countries and small farmers
The EU's new agriculture policy is a disaster for the environment, small farmers and developing countries, according to Friends of the Earth Europe. The ...
Industry ties raise questions about UN body assessing glyphosate cancer risk
The FAO /WHO Joint Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR) released an assessment on 16 May, which concludes that the controversial weedkiller glyphosate is ...
Food supply chain: EU targets unfair trading practices
The Commission is targeting the most damaging unfair trade practices to grant farmers and small and medium sized businesses greater certainty and less need to ...
End of milk quotas
The EU milk quota regime comes to an end on 31 March, 2015. First introduced in 1984 at a time when EU production far outstripped demand, the quota regime was ...
Start of proceedings in legal challenge to EU approval of genetically engineered maize
Testbiotech has filed a new legal challenge against EU approval for the import of genetically engineered maize.
Provision of public goods through agriculture in the European Union
This study, financed by the European Commission, was undertaken by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), UK. The conclusions and opinions ...
Euro-MPs favour new labels for animal-friendly products
A European Parliament committee has voted in favour of new product labelling to help consumers identify and choose animal welfare-friendly products.
EU sets out plan for new common agricultural policy
A proposal for a new common agricultural policy, outlined Friday by the EU Commission, focuses on greater flexibility for EU Member States, better targeting of ...
EU legislation ensures that ‘organic’ means the same for consumers and producers all over the EU. Legislation concerning organic produce is developed with the ...
Facts and figures on organic agriculture in the European Union
The organic sector in the EU has been rapidly developing during the past years. According to Eurostat data, the EU-27 had in 2011 a total area of 9.6 million ...
With the support and close co-operation of the Member States, the European Commission has been promoting animal welfare for over 40 years gradually improving ...
EUR 200m to promote European food products
The EU is to allocate over EUR 200 million in order to fund promotional activities for EU agri-food products, such as cheeses and wines, at home and abroad, ...
Meat from cloned animals - on the menu in Europe?
Testbiotech report warns market getting out of control
Commission Communication on the future of the CAP - guide
The European Commission adopted on 18 November 2010 a Communication on the future of the CAP entitled "The CAP towards 2020: Meeting the food, natural ...