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17 January 2017
View news from European Union EU 'Could Do Better' at Tackling Food Waste
EU - Although a number of EU policies have the potential to combat food waste, their potential is not being exploited, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors....
13 January 2017
View news from European Union EU Slaughtering Increase in 2016
EU - According to Eurostat, EU cow slaughterings (January-September) increased 8 per cent compared to 2015 and have been at their highest level for a number of years....
11 January 2017
View news from European Union IFA President Presses for Early Implementation of EU Food Chain Report
EU - Speaking from Brussels, where the Agriculture Committee of the European Parliament discussed the EU Food Chain report on increased price transparency and independent enforcement to strengthen farmers’ position with retailers, IFA President Joe...
03 January 2017
View news from European Union Millions of Tons of Food Could be Saved with Better Logistics
EU - Each year, around 88 million tonnes of food is discarded in the EU, but Kristina Liljestrand, researcher at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, has ideas that could improve the situation....
23 December 2016
View news from European Union US Renews Fight Against EU Ban on Hormone-treated Beef
EU - The United States said Thursday (22 December) it was relaunching a trade fight against a European Union ban on imports of hormone-treated American beef, raising the possibility of imposing tariffs on European goods....
14 December 2016
View news from European Union EU Beef, Pork Products Mean Quality, Safety and Tradition
EU - The global trend for new and interesting food means people’s food tastes are becoming increasingly varied. Consumers want safe, high quality products, and tender meat that’s juicy and aromatic - qualities for which European pork and beef is ranking...
22 November 2016
View news from European Union Ongoing Bluetongue Virus Outbreaks in Europe
EU - Bluetongue Virus (BTV) continues to be a problem in Europe, with France reporting more than 90 outbreaks in the last few weeks, according to Sandrine Moine, PhD, R&D Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Diagnostic tests can quickly and reliably identify...
16 November 2016
View news from European Union Beef Vulnerable to EU Trade Deals, Study Shows
EU - The European Commission has presented a study to EU agriculture ministers this week on the impacts of 12 future trade agreements on the agri-food sector, highlighting sensitive products such as beef....
15 November 2016
View news from European Union Ag Markets Task Force Calls for New Rules on Unfair Trading Practices
EU - The Agricultural Markets Task Force (AMTF) has presented recommendations on how to improve the positions of farmers in the food supply chain to the EU's Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan....
25 October 2016
View news from European Union Evaluation of EU's Antimicrobials Plan Shows Continued Efforts Needed
EU - The EU's evaluation of its Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Action Plan (2011-2016) has shown that while progress has been made, continued efforts are required to address the problem....
View news from European Union EU Agri-Food Exports Still Rising in August, but Milk Powder Exports Down
EU - The latest data show the monthly value of EU agri-food exports in August 2016 reached €10.6 billion, exceeding the export values in August of previous years....
21 October 2016
View news from European Union New Study Shows Ways to Reduce Ammonia Pollution from Cattle
EUROPE - Improved barn design, cleaning processes, and manure treatment could reduce ammonia emissions from commercial dairy cattle barns by 17 to 50 per cent, according to a new study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment....
23 August 2016
View news from European Union EU Agri-Food Exports Rise Despite Milk Powder Decline
EU - The value of EU agri-food exports for the 12-month period from July 2015 to June 2016 amounted to just over €129 billion, a 2.1 per cent increase compared to 2014-2015, according to the latest monthly report on agricultural trade....
16 August 2016
View news from European Union European Labs Train Up on Lumpy Skin Disease Detection
EUROPE - Training is beginning for experts from 22 countries across Europe at the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency’s laboratories, on how to quickly detect lumpy skin disease – a highly infectious cowpox virus that is spreading through herds...
11 August 2016
View news from European Union Maximum Copper Levels in Cattle Feed Lowered
EU - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has proposed modifications to the maximum levels of copper in feed for some animal groups. ...
28 July 2016
View news from European Union Countries Asked to Cut Use of Last-Resort Antibiotic in Animals
EU - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended that colistin-containing medicines should only be used as a second line treatment in animals and sale should be reduced across the EU....
19 July 2016
View news from European Union EU Agri-Food Exports Increased in 2015
EU - EU exports for agricultural products reached €129 billion in 2015, an annual increase of 5.7 per cent, securing the EU's position as a top world agri-food exporter with a net trade surplus of €16 billion....
18 July 2016
View news from European Union EU Launches Meat Observatory to Provide More Market Information
EU - EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has launched a new Meat Market Observatory aimed at improving market transparency for the beef & veal and the pigmeat sectors....
07 July 2016
View news from European Union Promising Progress on Vaccine Against Fascioliasis
EUROPE - An international meeting took place earlier this month as part of the project to develop a vaccine against a parasite that reduces productivity in ruminants....
04 July 2016
View news from European Union Meat Storage, Transport Temperatures Can be More Flexible
EU - The European Food Safety Authority recently researched ways to ensure safety of meat products during transport....
29 June 2016
View news from European Union EU Urged to Provide More Measures to Alleviate Market Pressure
EU - Ministers continued to press the EU's Commission to develop more support measures for farmers, at a meeting of the EU's agriculture and fisheries ministers on 27 and 28 June....
28 June 2016
View news from European Union EU Compound Feed Production Up in 2015
EU - Compound feed production in the EU-28 in 2015 reached 157.3 million tonnes, which is 0.6 per cent more than in 2014, according to data provided by members of feed producers' organisation FEFAC....
09 June 2016
View news from European Union Parliament Calls for EU Action to Help Farmers Fight Unfair Trading Practices
EU - MEPs urge the EU Commission to put forward proposals against unfair trading practices in the food supply chain, so as to ensure fair earnings for farmers and a wide choice for consumers, in a resolution voted on Tuesday 7 June....
23 May 2016
View news from European Union EU Agri-Food Exports Up in March
EU - EU agri-food exports to third countries in March 2016 were worth €11.3 billion, about €1 billion higher than in February 2016, according to the latest monthly report on agri-food trade....
19 May 2016
View news from European Union New Animal Breeding Rules Adopted at EU Council
EU - New rules on animal breeding were adopted at the meeting of the EU's agriculture ministers this week in Brussels, aimed at simplifying and harmonising the rules across the EU....
13 May 2016
View news from European Union EU Politicians Vote to Support Origin Labels on Meat, Dairy
EU - Country of origin labelling should be made mandatory for meat and milk, MEPs reiterated once again in a non-binding resolution voted on Thursday....
View news from European Union Scientists Call for Review of EU Rules Preventing Insect Use in Animal Feed
EU - The EU-funded PROTEINSECT project has recommended a comprehensive review of European legislation to allow for insect larvae to be used as a source of protein in animal feed....
12 May 2016
View news from European Union Farm Groups Urge Vigilance Over Beef's Exclusion from EU-Mercosur Talks
EU - Farming groups have welcomed the exchange of trade offers between the EU and South American trade bloc Mercosur, after beef was excluded from the offer as a sensitive product....
 
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