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Pesticides must be checked for harmful chemicals: MEPs
MEPs at a public hearing Wednesday discussed the EU risk assessment of the herbicide glyphosate, demanding that pesticides be checked for endocrine disrupting ...
EU Court refuses trademark for chocolate rabbits
Chocolate rabbits or reindeer with red ribbons around their neck cannot be registered as Community trademarks, the General Court has ruled, in response to ...
The EU's legislation governing the general principles of food law and harmonised controls also underpins the European Food Safety Authority, a European agency ...
Nutrition and health claims
Nutrition and health claims which encourage consumers to purchase a product, but are false, misleading or not scientifically proven are prohibited. The aim is ...
Future of food labelling at stake
MEPs still have a chance to give consumers the means to make informed choices about which food products they buy during a crucial vote next week (16th June) in ...
EFSA admits failure
For the first time, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) admits that it did not take the necessary action to stop revolving doors. EFSA states that ...
EU's new approach to the cultivation of GMOs - guide
The European Commission has proposed to confer to EU Member States the freedom to allow, restrict or ban the cultivation of Genetically Modified Organisms ...
EU Ombudswoman starts investigation on risk assessment of genetically engineered soybeans
The office of the European Ombudsman has confirmed it will investigate a complaint by GeneWatch UK, supported by TestBiotech, regarding the authorisation for ...
EU Member States vote to reduce presence of acrylamide carcinogen in food
EU Member States representatives voted Wednesday to reduce the presence in food of acrylamide - designated by the EU food safety agency as a carcinogenic ...
MEPs call for blitz on EU food waste mountain
MEPs called Tuesday for a halving of food waste in the EU by 2030, by lifting existing restrictions on food donations and eliminating confusion about 'best ...
Food agency must reveal glyphosate studies: EU Court
The EU's top Court annulled Thursday decisions by the EU food agency EFSA to refuse access to studies on the toxicity and carcinogenicity of the pesticide ...
Retail and wholesale CEOs warn of the danger of favouring powerful multinational food processors in UTP legislation
The CEOs of 22 leading retailers and wholesalers across Europe have written to the Chair of the EU Agriculture Council, Mrs Elisabeth Köstinger to express ...
This EU-wide voluntary scheme provides school children with fruit and vegetables, aiming thus to encourage good eating habits in young people. Besides ...
School Schemes for Fruit, Vegetables and Milk
The European Commission has published a proposal bringing together two currently separate school schemes, the School Fruit Scheme and the School Milk Scheme, ...
EU fines Coroos, Groupe CECAB EUR 31m for canned veg cartel
The EU Commission has fined Coroos and Groupe CECAB a total of EUR 31,647,000 for breaching EU antitrust rules. Bonduelle was not fined as it revealed the ...
General Food Law
The aim of the General Food Law Regulation is to provide a framework to ensure a coherent approach in the development of food legislation. At the same time, it ...
InBev fined EUR 200m for breaching EU antitrust rules
The EU Commission fined Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's biggest beer brewer, some EUR 200 million Monday for breaching EU antitrust rules through its actions ...
European Commission proposals to ban GM crops: an empty and dangerous deal - New plans could open Europe's fields to GM crops
New proposals due to be introduced in the coming days that are supposed to allow European countries more autonomy over the decision to ban genetically modified ...
Green light for new EU rules on organic food
Euro-MPs gave the green light Thursday to a new law on organic food production and labelling, with a view to boosting organic production and ensuring that only ...
Record number of EU countries opposes Commission plan to allow pesticide-producing GM maize
A substantial majority of EU countries has voted against a Commission plan to allow the cultivation of a genetically modified (GM) maize, known as 1507. ...
EU Strategy for the Welfare of Animals - mid-point review
The European Commission marks the mid-point of the EU Strategy for the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2012-2015 in Brussels on 12 February 2014. The event ...
Search the register for products containing GMOs e.g. if you type 'cotton', you will get a list of all products containing cotton in their description. This ...
EU Commission plan allows chemical producers to keep control of science behind pesticide approvals: Greenpeace
A European Commission proposal to reform EU risk assessments for pesticides and other products entering the food chain would allow the chemical industry to ...
EU farm reform offers stronger role for Member States
EU Member States will have a stronger role in deciding how to allocate EU public subsidies to farmers under proposals for more sustainable farming put forward ...
The EU's common agricultural policy (CAP) is aimed at helping European farmers meet the need to feed more than 500 million Europeans. Its main objectives are ...
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Time to speed up climate action
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