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27 December 2013
View news from European Union EU Feed Industry Raises Concern over Low-Level GMOs
EU - EU Food and Feed Chain coalition has welcomed the EU's commitment to work on low-level presence of genetically modified (GM) crops....
23 December 2013
View news from European Union Air Quality Policy Will Impact EU Livestock Farming
EU – Europe’s new air quality policy will be a ‘severe blow’ for farming, European farmers union Copa-Cogeca has predicted....
View news from European Union EU Commission Progresses Research Plans on Agriculture Sustainability
EU - The European Commission has published the first set of calls for research projects under 'Horizon 2020' for 2014 and 2015. Two feed-related topics are included in the programme aimed to improve the sustainability of agriculture....
20 December 2013
View news from European Union EFSA Evaluates Molecular Typing Methods for Food-borne Pathogens
EU - Molecular typing methods are laboratory techniques, such as whole genome sequencing, that enable the classification and comparison of strains of disease-causing bacteria....
19 December 2013
View news from European Union Yorkshire Cheese Gets European Protected Status
EU – Three new products from the UK, Greece and Turkey, including a traditional cow’s milk cheese, have each been granted protected status by the European Commission....
View news from European Union Eurogroup Welcomes Commission's Proposals on Ban of Cloning
EU - The Commission has adopted two proposals on the cloning of animals kept and reproduced for farming purposes and on the placing on the market of food from animal clones. ...
10 December 2013
View news from European Union Brussels Plans Visibility Boost for Farmers Who Sell Locally
EU - Around 15 per cent of farms sell more than half of their produce locally, according to a report published last week by the European Commission's agriculture department....
05 December 2013
View news from European Union Call for Fair Practices All Along Food Chain
EU - At a major workshop "A fair food chain for all" held in the European Parliament, Copa-Cogeca stressed the need for fair practices all along the food chain, to the benefit of everyone. ...
03 December 2013
View news from European Union €160 million EU Funds to Fight Animal Diseases in 2014
EU - The EU has committed more than €160 million to support eradication and monitoring programmes aiming to eliminate diseases and zoonoses and further strengthen the protection of human and animal health....
View news from European Union Aquaculture, Agriculture and Biogas Collaborate to Develop Renewable Energy
EU - A new three year research project will see aquaculture, agriculture and biogas sectors working together to develop renewable energy....
29 November 2013
View news from European Union Protein to be Targetted at More Glanbia Products
EUROPE – Irish dairy foods company Glanbia is to use more protein in mainstream foodstuffs as opposed to only sports nutrition products....
View news from European Union European Commission Makes U-Turn over Agricultural Promotion
ANALYSIS - The European Union and European Commission could be about to make a decisive U-turn on the way they allow agricultural produce to be marketed, writes Chris Harris....
View news from European Union Commission Urged to Protect Consumers, Animals and Ban Food from Cloning
EU - Eurogroup for Animals has urged all of the European Commissioners at their weekly meeting on Wednesday, 27 November, to stand firm and prevent the sale and import of food from cloned animals respecting the wishes of Europe’s citizens and to introduce...
28 November 2013
View news from European Union Commission Clears Acquisition of Life Technologies by Thermo Fisher
EU - The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Life Technologies Corp. by rival Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., both US-based companies active in life science markets....
View news from European Union Schmallenberg From France and Belgium, Wind Study Shows
EUROPE – Schmallenberg virus (SBV) spread to the United Kingdom from farms on the French and Belgian coast, a paper published in Scientific Reports has shown....
27 November 2013
View news from European Union Auditors Find Criteria for EU Farm Aid Abused
ANALYSIS - European regulations designed to pay assistance to farmers farming in difficult and less favoured areas are being abused by a number of EU states, writes Chris Harris....
26 November 2013
View news from European Union Europeans Still Poorly Informed about Antibiotics
EU - In a special Eurobarometer report, it has emerged that the use of antibiotics in human medicine is declining in the European Union but that much work still needed, according to the Eurosurveillance editorial team at the European Centre for Disease...
22 November 2013
View news from European Union MEPs Approve Greener and Fairer Agricultural Policy
EU - A deal with the Council on five legislative acts reforming EU farm policy has been endorsed by Parliament. The post-2013 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will put more emphasis on environmental protection, ensure fairer distribution of EU funds and...
View news from European Union Copa-Cogeca Welcomes Commission Proposal to Reform Promotion Policy
EU - Copa-Cogeca has welcomed the new EU Commission proposal to reform EU promotion policy, stressing it will greatly simplify administrative procedures and reduce red tape for industry....
20 November 2013
View news from European Union European Parliament Approves Budget
EU - After months of complex negotiations, the European Parliament has given its blessing to the EU's long-term budget for 2014-2020....
18 November 2013
View news from European Union Could Green VAT Encourage Sustainable Consumption and Production?
ANALYSIS - Taxes and a new system of value added tax (VAT) could be used to stimulate sustainable agriculture, food production and consumption, writes Chris Harris....
View news from European Union Change in Laws Needed to Allow Insects' Contribution to Sustainable Livestock Production
EU - The EU-funded project PROteINSECT co-ordinated in the UK by FERA (The Food and Environment Research Agency) with partners in China and Africa as well as mainland Europe is working to drive changes to current legislation. ...
13 November 2013
View news from European Union Modified Gene in Oil Seed Rape Declared Safe For Consumers
GERMANY – Weed killer residues in oil seed rape (OSR) containing the genetically modified 'gat' gene do not pose a concern to humans, the European Food Safety Authority (ESFA) has announced. ...
05 November 2013
View news from European Union Hipra Looks At Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis management At European Congresses
EU – A series of congresses have shed light on new products and Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis management practices....
29 October 2013
View news from European Union CAP Reform – An Explanation of the Main Elements
EU - The Commission, the Council and the European Parliament (EP) have reached a political agreement on the reform of the Common Agriculture Policy – subject to formal approval by the Council and the EP as a first reading Agreement....
View news from European Union EU Forms Food Waste Organisation
EU - The European Former Foodstuff Processors Association (EFFPA) held its 1st General Assembly in Brussels in October 2013, aiming for an official launch of the association on 1 January 2014....
24 October 2013
View news from European Union Reduction in Veterinary Antibiotic Use in EU
EU - The European Medicines Agency has published its latest report on sales of veterinary antimicrobials in 25 countries in 2011. Nineteen of the 20 countries that provided sales data in both 2010 and 2011 reported a decrease in sales of between 0.4 and...
View news from European Union Guidance Offered for Renewal of Feed Additive Authorisation
EU - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published guidance for companies renewing authorisation for feed additives....
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