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13 July 2015
View news from European Union Could Feeding Livestock Hemp Contaminate Food with Cannabis?
ANALYSIS - European scientists and food safety experts have called for more research and information on the risks to consumers of feeding hemp to livestock and poultry....
10 July 2015
View news from European Union MEPs Vote to Help Dairy Farmers Earn Fair Returns
EU - Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted in favour of two resolutions to help farmers earn a fair return from the food supply chain for milk and vegetable products....
24 June 2015
View news from European Union MEPs Extend Animal Cloning Ban to Feed, Food and Imports
EU - A draft law to ban the cloning of all farm animals, their descendants and products derived from them, including imports, in the EU was voted by the Environment and Agriculture committees last week (Wednesday 17 June)....
16 June 2015
View news from European Union European Feed Production Decreased in 2014
EU - Members of the European Feed Manufacturers' Federation (FEFAC) showed lower compound feed production last year compared with 2013, in final estimates presented at the organisation's Annual General Meeting in Cologne recently....
12 June 2015
View news from European Union Welfare of Dairy Cows on Small Scale Farms
EU - Factors that affect the welfare of cows on small scale dairy farms are the same as those in other systems, EFSA experts have concluded....
04 June 2015
View news from European Union EU Ministers Debate Future of Organic Agriculture
EU - EU agricultural leaders have discussed the future of organic farming, and how to solve problems in the industry....
03 June 2015
View news from European Union Dairy Farmers Propose Market Responsibility Programme
EUROPE – Concerned dairy farmers have presented a Market Responsibility Programme (MRP) to the European Commission in the latest move in the campaign for more crisis management instruments....
02 June 2015
View news from European Union Informal Agreement Reached on EU Animal Health Law
EU - The European Parliament and the Council have reached a provisional agreement on the outstanding issues concerning the proposal for a regulation on animal health law. ...
21 May 2015
View news from European Union Commission Reports Knock Back Country of Origin Labelling Plans
EU - Two reports from the European Commission conclude that the benefits from new mandatory country of origin labelling requirements on food do not clearly outweigh the costs....
20 May 2015
View news from European Union Commission to Conduct Survey on Animal Welfare
EU - The European Commission is to launch a Eurobarometer survey into animal welfare this year....
19 May 2015
View news from European Union EU Announces New Scientific Advice Body
EU - The European Commission (EC) has announced that a new scientific advice body will be set up, so that Europe has timely access to high-quality, independent scientific expertise....
14 May 2015
View news from European Union First Steps in CAP Simplification Announced
EU - A first set of concrete actions towards CAP simplification have been announced by EU Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan, on issues related to the guidelines for Direct Payments this year....
30 April 2015
View news from European Union Red Tape Removal Needed for Trade Talks Success
EU - During the ninth round of negotiations between the US and EU on a potential free trade agreement, european agricultural organisation Copa-Cogeca has said that red tape and technical barriers must be removed if the talks are to be successful....
29 April 2015
View news from European Union FrieslandCampina Milk Price Falls in May
EU - FrieslandCampina has reduced the guaranteed price it will pay to raw milk producers in May....
24 April 2015
View news from European Union More Freedom for EU to Decide on Use of GMO's for Food and Feed
EU - The EU Commission has presented the outcome of its review of the decision-making process for the authorisation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) as food and feed. ...
16 April 2015
View news from European Union Residue Levels in Food Falling Across EU
EU - The amount pesticides or veterinary drug residues found in meat and food products across Europe is falling and the majority of products pose no risk to public health....
View news from European Union EU Should Allow Insects as Sustainable Animal Feed Source
EU - European legislation should be adapted to allow insect products as a sustainable and innovative source of animal proteins for food consumption and animal feed, said insect producers at a meeting in Brussels formally establishing the International...
10 April 2015
View news from European Union Who Will Kick on After Quota?
ANALYSIS - European milk production will lift now quotas have been abolished but by exactly how much is a hot debate for analysts....
31 March 2015
View news from European Union How Will the End of Milk Quotas Affect My Farm?
EUROPE – As the curtain closes on over 30 years of milk quotas, farmers are considering the effects of a liberalised milk market place across Europe....
24 March 2015
View news from European Union Should We Allow Animals in Europe to be Fed on Insects?
EU - European consumers are being asked to give their opinion on whether we should allow insect protein to be introduced in Europe as an additional source of protein in animal feed....
23 March 2015
View news from European Union Scientists Promote Climate-Smart Agriculture to Tackle Climate Change
FRANCE - Scientists and farmers must liaise, so that the necessary agricultural transitions can be implemented to face the challenges of climate change in in the coming years....
20 March 2015
View news from European Union Calls for a Sustainable Food System in Europe
EU - The WWF is calling on the European Commission’s First Vice-President Frans Timmermans to develop a clear plan for a healthy and climate friendly European food system by 2030, in collaboration with the LiveWell for LIFE project....
View news from European Union Good Prospects for European Dairy Sector
EU - The dairy sector will continue to set the pace for creating jobs, assuring growth, nurturing innovation and strengthening competitiveness in rural Europe and beyond....
View news from European Union EU Agriculture Council Discuss Harmonisation of Organic Farming
EU - The Agriculture and Fisheries Council recently held a public debate on a proposal for organic farming....
12 March 2015
View news from European Union Three Year Stagger Announced on EU Super-Levy Payments
EUROPE – Dairy farmers across Europe have more time to pay off levies charged for exceeding quota limits imposed on the 2014/15 quota year....
02 March 2015
View news from European Union Dairy Recovery Takes Market By “Surprise”
EU – A European milk market monitoring board has said dairy prices appear to be stabilising and look to have hit a floor in some member states....
View news from European Union Antimicrobial Resistant Foodborne Bacteria Levels Rising
ANALYSIS - Salmonella and Campylobacter show significant levels of resistance to common antimicrobials in humans and animals....
16 February 2015
View news from European Union Strengthening Food Safety in Europe
EU - An upcoming conference on food safety hopes to build upon the high levels of cross-border cooperation achieved by the EU-funded FOODSEG project....
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