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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 ...
EUR 28m package for Baltic Milk Producers
The European Commission on 18 November confirmed its intention to adopt a EUR 28m support package for milk producers in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. This new ...
New analysis of genetically engineered maize 1507: Risk research controlled by industry
In just a few weeks time the EU Commission could give permission for the commercial cultivation of maize 1507.
EU authorises temporary Finnish financial aid to farmers
The European Commission authorised a Finnish scheme with a budget of €22 million which aims at supporting farmers in Finland who encounter difficulties as a ...
Genome editing: Legal expert criticises opinion of Attorney General of the EuCJ
On 18 January, the Attorney General of the EU Court of Justice (EuCJ) published his position on whether or not so-called genome editing must be regulated under ...
MEPs look to protect farmers against unfair trading practices
New rules to protect farmers against buyers’ unfair trading practices, approved Monday by the EU Parliament's agriculture committee, have been criticised as a ...
EU imports of American soybeans jump 283 pct
Following up on a July agreement between the EU and U.S. president Trump, the European Commission reported Wednesday an increase of 283% in imports of soybeans ...
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 ...
MEPs approve safeguards for EU banana growers against Ecuador imports
The European Parliament approved Thursday rules to protect EU banana growers against any surge in imports from Ecuador after its accession to the ...
Article 44a of Regulation (EC) No 1290/2005 lays down that Member States have to ensure the annual ex-post publication of the beneficiaries of the European ...
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 launches in-depth probe into Monsanto Bayer merger
The EU has opened an in-depth probe into Bayer's proposed acquisition of Monsanto over concerns that the merger may reduce competition in pesticides, seeds and ...
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 ...
Sixth Environment Action Programme
The EU defines the priorities and objectives of European environment policy up to 2010 and beyond and describes the measures to be taken to help implement its ...
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 ...
EU Parliament backs glyphosate restrictions
MEPs have backed restrictions on the use of glyphosate – the world’s most used weedkiller – and a shortening of its licence, amid rising health concerns.
New GMOs cannot escape testing and labelling under EU law, EU court rules
A new brand of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), derived from so-called gene editing techniques, must comply with risk assessment, traceability and ...
European Parliament strengthens draft laws to ban GM crops
The European Parliament today voted to strengthen a draft EU law giving member states a new right to ban genetically modified (GM) crops from being grown in ...
MEPs slowly turn tide against factory farms
The European Parliament's environment committee has voted to increase environmental and animal welfare protections under the EU's common agricultural policy ...
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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