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16 October 2015
View news from European Union Survey Highlights Consumer Misunderstanding of Food Waste
EU - A Flash Eurobarometer survey on food waste has confirmed that few Europeans understand the meaning of 'use by' and 'best before' dates....
15 October 2015
View news from European Union EU Politicians Agree to Strengthen Organic Rules
EUROPE - Organic farmers, processors, traders and importers must meet higher but realistic sustainability criteria and undergo strict food fraud checks to boost trust in the EU organic label, said agriculture MEPs on Tuesday. ...
View news from European Union EU Meat Production Growth to Slow
EU - Overall meat production growth in the EU is expected to slow in 2016, according to the EU Commission’s latest Short-term Outlook report....
View news from European Union EU Committee Rejects National Bans on GM Food, Feed
EUROPE - Individual countries within the EU should not be allowed to decide to ban GM food and feed products, Environment Committee MEPs decided this week....
14 October 2015
View news from European Union Promo Boost to Help Consumers Appreciate EU-Farmed Products
EUROPE - Programmes worth €111 million have been set up by the EU to find new markets and promote consumption both outside and inside the Union in 2016. ...
View news from European Union New Copa President Calls for EU-US Free Trade Deal
EU - New Copa President Martin Merrild has underlined the need to step up talks to get a free trade deal between the EU and US (TTIP) in a visit to the USA today, stressing that benefits are to be had on both sides of the Atlantic. ...
12 October 2015
View news from European Union What are the Risks of Using Insects as Food or Feed?
EU - Interest is growing in the potential benefits of using insects in food and animal feed, but what would be the risks from production, processing and consumption of this alternative source of protein?...
06 October 2015
View news from European Union Bluetongue Gathering Momentum Across Europe
EUROPE – Two strains of the destructive Bluetongue Virus (BTV) are putting sheep and cattle at risk in central France and the Balkans....
02 October 2015
View news from European Union EU Air Quality Policy Will Hit the Livestock Sector Hard
EU - Copa and Cogeca have called for realistic and achievable targets to be included in the Review of EU Air quality Policy, warning that emission reduction targets for methane and ammonia are unrealistic and will severely damage the EU livestock sector...
30 September 2015
View news from European Union New Copa President Outlines Top Priorities for Farmers
EU - Copa has elected a new President, Martin Merrild from Denmark, to lead European farmers for the next two years, with top priorities including a cut in red tape and better prices for farmers....
29 September 2015
View news from European Union European Beef Prices Slide, Great Britain Remains Top
EUROPE – Europe’s top six most expensive beef countries all witnessed prime deadweight cattle prices slide week ending 13 September....
24 September 2015
View news from European Union Photography Competition Highlights Innovation in Farming
EU - There are only a few days left to enter Elanco's European-wide photography competition, highlighting innovation in farming, which ends at midnight on Sunday 27 September....
22 September 2015
View news from European Union EU, Iceland Enhance Meat and Dairy Trade
EU - The European Commission and Iceland have signed two agreements on the further liberalisation of trade in agricultural products and foodstuffs and one on the protection of Geographical Indications (GIs)....
16 September 2015
View news from European Union Guidelines Issued on Use of Antimicrobials in Veterinary Medicine
EU - The European Commission has published guidelines that aim to prevent the overuse and misuse of antibiotics by sharing best-practices in Member States....
11 September 2015
View news from European Union EU Vote Supports Expansion of Animal Cloning Ban
EU - Parliament beefed up the European Commission’s initial proposal to ban animal cloning to include the cloning of all farm animals, their descendants and products derived from them, including imports into the EU, in a vote on Tuesday....
08 September 2015
View news from European Union Europe Agriculture Crisis: Will €500 Million Be Enough?
ANALYSIS – An estimated 6,000 farmers and 2,000 tractors brought Brussels to a standstill yesterday as bureaucrats formulated strategies to stabilise the sector....
View news from European Union EU Debates Farm Animal Cloning Ban
EU - Amendments to a European Commission proposal to ban the cloning of farm animals in the EU are the subject of an MEP debate and vote today (Tuesday 8) September....
07 September 2015
View news from European Union National Bans on GM Food, Feed Imports Rejected
EU - The agriculture committee rejected the European Commission's draft law that would give member states the power to restrict or prohibit the use of EU-approved GM food or feed on their territory....
17 August 2015
View news from European Union Most EU Food Waste Avoidable
EU - European consumers waste 16 per cent of all food reaching them, according to a new study from the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC)....
View news from European Union Nomad Foods Expands Reach with Findus Sverige Acquisition
EUROPE - Nomad Foods Limited has announced that it plans to buy Findus Sverige AB and its subsidiaries for approximately £500 million. ...
14 August 2015
View news from European Union Russian Ban on EU Agriculture – 12 Months On
EU - On 6 August 2014, Moscow announced an embargo on imports of a range of agricultural products from the EU, applicable from 7 August. One year on, it is clear that the EU agri-food sector has been remarkably resilient. ...
05 August 2015
View news from European Union Europe Farmer Protests Spread West
EUROPE – Farmers across the UK have followed French demonstrations by staging a series of protests showing dismay at the current state of farmgate prices....
04 August 2015
View news from European Union Russian Ban, Strong Sterling Hamper UK Beef Exports
EUROPE – UK beef exports have been hammered down 11 per cent by a weak euro and Russian trade sanctions....
22 July 2015
View news from European Union EU Dairy Market Adjusting to Quota Removal
EU - Following the end of milk quotas in the EU, milk production is expected to rise by just one per cent this year....
17 July 2015
View news from European Union EU Beef Production Turns to Dairy Herd
EU - European beef production is to rely more and more on the dairy herd in future rather than suckler cows, changing the structure of the total EU herd significantly....
16 July 2015
View news from European Union Strong European Food Production Forecast to Strengthen
ANALYSIS – Europe’s farmers are expected to produce more milk, meat and cereals this year, says the European Commission in its latest outlook....
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....
03 July 2015
View news from European Union Acquisition of Elivia by Terrena and Dawn Meats Cleared
EU - The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of joint control over Elivia of France by QDB Holdings/Dawn Meats of Ireland and Terrena of France....
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