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Syngenta fails at the European Patent Office
At a public hearing, the European Patent Office (EPO) rejected on 17 January an appeal filed by Syngenta.
CAP reform must benefit society as a whole, say MEPs
EU plans to reform the much-maligned Common Agricultural Policy must be shaped with the help and backing of EU citizens, say MEPs, to ensure that the post-2013 ...
New EU vine planting rules
New EU rules for a new scheme of authorisations for vine plantings, allowing for a yearly limited expansion in the EU's wine area, were published by the ...
Avian Influenza in The Netherlands and the UK
The European Commission adopted on 17 November two emergency safeguard Decisions addressed to The Netherlands and the UK that define the areas that have been ...
Genetically engineered soybeans in EU Court of Justice: David and Goliath
Monsanto, the British Government, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the EU Commission are joining forces in EU Court proceedings to prevent risky ...
New EU organic logo comes into force on 1 July
New EU rules on organic food labelling including the requirement to display the new EU organic logo, enter into force on 1 July, 2010. The so-called ...
The EU has one of the strictest regulatory systems in the world concerning the approval of pesticides. All pesticides on the market have been subject to a ...
EU guaranteed quality - Talk about tasty! : geographical indication marks help you rediscover authentic food
The European Union protects European food heritage by highlighting its diversity and emphasising the qualities associated with the origin of its products.
EU agri-food trade balance hits record levels
The EU agri-food trade balance stood at a record EUR 1.5 bn in April 2016, compared to EUR 1 bn in April 2015, the European Commission announced Monday in its ...
EU proposal on transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment model in the food chain
The European Parliament and the EU Council reached a provisional agreement on 11 February on a Commission proposal for a Regulation on the transparency and ...
New agricultural and agri-food product promotion policy
The European Commission has presented a draft reform of the information and promotion policy for European agricultural and food products. The new promotion ...
CAP reform: too little to protect environment and greener farming
European Commission’s plan unlikely to tackle food, farming and biodiversity crises without major improvements
"Agenda for Change" in EU development policy and EU budget support - guide
The EU will re-prioritise its delivery of aid to developing countries to ensure maximum impact on poverty reduction. EU Commissioner for Development Andris ...
Growing opposition to patents on seeds
As a new report published today by No Patents on Seeds! shows, the European Patent Office (EPO) continues to grant patents on plants derived from conventional ...
Good Food March heads for Brussels as global food crisis deepens
Cyclists arrive in Strasbourg today for the start of the final leg of the Good Food March's journey to Brussels to call for a radical change of direction in ...
The EU - Pesticides database is the reference database for EU Member States about the pesticide residues, active substances and products and their values.
EU Commission policies on GMOs
The European Commission presented on 22 April the outcome of its review of the decision-making process for the authorisation of Genetically Modified Organisms ...
The Common Agricultural Policy is due to be reformed by 2013. A formal public consultation on the CAP post-2013 will be undertaken later this year when the ...
Brussels aims for price transparency in food chain
After bans on unfair trading practices and better producer cooperation, the EU Commission made proposals Wednesday for greater transparency in the way prices ...
Russian pork ban illegal, WTO confirms
Russia's 2014 import ban on live pigs, pork and other pig products from the European Union violates international trade rules, the World Trade organization's ...
Commission considers backing new GM crop despite gaps in its safety testing
According to media reports, the European Commission could back the cultivation of a new genetically modified (GM) crop in Europe, despite concerns by EU ...
Organic Wine rules - guide
New EU rules for “organic wine” have been agreed in the Standing Committee on Organic Farming (SCOF), and will be published in the Official Journal in the ...
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EU set for new rules for organic farming
The EU Council adopted new EU rules on organic production and the labelling of organic products Wednesday, with a view to encouraging and simplifying ...
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 ...
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 ...
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