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Protection of Geographical Indications and Designations of Origin
This Regulation establishes the rules for protecting designations of origin and geographical indications for agricultural products and foodstuffs intended for ...
The European Commission proposed on 17 September to improve the current food distribution programme for the most deprived persons in the European Union by ...
Commission plans to relax rules on GM crops in Europe - Procedural tweaks fail to protect public and environment
The European Commission will announce today proposals to speed up the union’s genetically modified (GM) crop authorisation procedure. Member states are being ...
GMOs in the EU - review of decision-making process
The European Commission presented on 22 April the outcome of its review of the decision-making process for the authorisation of Genetically Modified Organisms ...
Mediterranean research partnership to increase food and water sustainability
The Commission presented Wednesday a proposal for a Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) with the aim of developing novel ...
EFSA’s EU-FORA fellowship programme offers a unique opportunity to motivated early to mid-career scientists from EU national risk assessment authorities and ...
Food labelling: another missed opportunity for healthier choices
European consumers and public health in general were dealt a severe blow today when MEPs voted not to proceed with establishing a European wide colour coding ...
European food agency issues preliminary review of GM maize rat study
French study raises questions on lack of long-term testing under EU rules
Lawsuit filed against EU authorisation of genetically engineered soybeans
Environmental organisations and scientists jointly bring the case to the European Court of Justice
MEPs propose ban on glyphosate herbicide by 2020
MEPs on the European Parliament's Environment Committee backed Wednesday a full ban on glyphosate-based herbicides by December 2020 and immediate restrictions ...
Cloning - guide
The European Commission has announced that it will propose a temporary suspension of animal cloning for food production in the EU. The Commission also plans to ...
Public interest win as EU Court annuls EFSA refusal to disclose glyphosate data
This morning, the European Court of Justice annuled the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) refusal to disclose data from industry-owned scientific studies ...
MEPs call on EU to tackle food waste mountain
MEPs on the European Parliament's Environment committee put forward a number of possible measures Tuesday to cut the EU 88 million tonnes per year food waste ...
Rising doubts about safety of genetically engineered plants
In a letter to Commissioner Dalli, Testbiotech and GeneWatch UK give new evidence of EFSA´s failure to perform risk assessment of genetically engineered plants.
Conflicts of interest played down by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
In an open letter to the EFSA Management Board, Testbiotech and GeneWatch UK are urging them to take measures to safeguard the independence of the European ...
European water quality set for EU upgrade
The EU Council adopted its position Tuesday on a proposal to revise the drinking water directive, a result of the first-ever successful European citizens' ...
Legislation on Veterinary Medicinal Products (VMP) and Medicated Feed
The EU Council adopted the Regulations on the veterinary medicinal products and medicated feed on 26 November.
International 'Meat Atlas' - Friends of the Earth
Intensive meat and dairy production is having an increasingly devastating impact on society and the environment, according to a new 'Meat Atlas' published ...
Dual quality food testing procedure ready in April
The common testing methodology for dual quality of food, developed by the EU's Joint-Research Centre, is to be ready in April, European Commissioner Vera ...
The human cost of cheap bananas
New report shows how increasing market power and Unfair Trading Practices of European supermarkets affect banana small farmers and plantation workers
Retailers press for rules that help, not hinder tackling food waste
Retailers and wholesalers today called on national governments and the EU to make it easier to reduce food waste and increase food donation.
EU paves the way for Internet of Things (IoT) in the food & farming sector
The Internet of Food & Farm 2020 (IoF2020), a EUR 30-million H2020 co-funded project by the European Commission, was officially launched in Amsterdam on the ...
Retailers press for smart policy to help tackling food waste
Speaking at a debate today organised by MEP Angelique Delahaye (FR, EPP) ahead of the European Parliament vote on more ambitious action on food waste, ...
Still no solution regarding patents on plants and animals
The 38 Contracting States of the European Patent Office (EPO) at their meeting in The Hague decided to strengthen prohibitions in European patent law in regard ...
EU guidelines on food donation helpful to reducing food waste
The European Commission adopted yesterday on the World Food Day, EU guidelines on food donation. Retailers and wholesalers welcome these guidelines as ...
WWF reaction: New EU farming policy will require Member States to deliver benefits for nature
Today the European Commission presented its Communication on the future of the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) beyond 2020. The communication calls for a ...
European spirits sector commits to provision of nutrition and ingredient information
Nutrition information and ingredients listing will be made available to consumers for all EU spirits, either on or off-label. spiritsEUROPE will support its ...
Don’t let regulation get in the way of consumers buying more organic food
Speaking today on the vote in the European Parliament on the EU Organic Production Regulation, EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren warned that ...
Committed to consumers leading a healthy life
Unhealthy diets and lack of physical activity play a significant role in European consumers’ health and well-being. In 2014, half of EU adults (52 %) were ...
Monsanto granted "patent on severed broccoli"
European Patent Office once again grants a patent on plant breeding
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