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16 April 2015
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...
15 April 2015
View news from European Union Poor Beef Markets Highlighted at EU Meeting
EU - Poor prospects in the EU beef sector were underlined in a meeting between farmers' association Copa-Cogeca and the EU Commission, which highlighted the various factors behind the decline....
14 April 2015
View news from European Union UK Leads Cattle Prices in Europe
EU - Deadweight cattle prices in the UK were nearly €1 per kilo ahead of the average price in the EU last month....
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 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....
16 March 2015
View news from European Union Call on European Commission to Fully Enforce Slaughter Regulations
EU – The European Commission has been called on to phase out killing methods, which cause intense suffering to animals, such as slaughter without stunning, the use of CO2 stunning for pigs and the use of electrical water-bath stunners for poultry as...
02 March 2015
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....
13 February 2015
View news from European Union MEPs Call for COOL of Meat in Processed Foods
EU - Meat used as an ingredient in processed foods, such as lasagne, should be labelled by country of origin as is already the case with bovine fresh meat, said MEPs....
10 February 2015
View news from European Union Ten Years of Online Traceability for Safer Food in Europe
EU - TRACES – the European Commission’s free online system that enhances the safety of the food chain and facilitates trade – is celebrating its 10th birthday....
04 February 2015
View news from European Union Analysis of Antimicrobial Data Confirms Human Animal Link
EU - The use of some antimicrobials in animals and humans will lead to resistance to these antimicrobials in bacteria from animals and humans....
30 January 2015
View news from European Union Campylobacter Cases in EU Stable – Listeria Rising
EU - The number of incidents of illness caused by Campylobacter across Europe appears to be stabilising, according to a new report from the European Food Safety Authority....
27 January 2015
View news from European Union British Beef Europe's Dearest
EUROPE – Great Britain has started 2015 by retaining top spot on the official EU deadweight beef price rankings, ahead of Northern Ireland in second and Italy in third place....
23 January 2015
View news from European Union Processed Meats Require COOL, say Food Safety MEP's
EU - Meat used as an ingredient in processed foods, such as lasagne, should be labelled by country of origin as is already the case for bovine fresh meat, said Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee MEPs. ...
14 January 2015
View news from European Union Transboundary Animal Diseases: What are the Risks in the EU?
EU - Transboundary animal diseases are highly contagious diseases that can spread rapidly across national borders. They can cause high rates of death and disease in animals, thereby having serious socio-economic and sometimes public health consequences...
13 January 2015
View news from European Union Latvian Presidency Urged to Keep Animal Welfare Central to its Priorities
EU - Eurogroup for Animals has launched a Memorandum outlining its position on animal welfare related policies that will be discussed as part of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. ...
07 January 2015
View news from European Union EU Expects US Beef Sheep Goat Ban to be Lifted
EU - The US market is expected to shortly be reopened for imports of EU beef after 17 years, following the announcement that Ireland is to restart exports....
02 January 2015
View news from European Union No Christmas Bluetongue Break for Serbia and Croatia
EUROPE – More reports of Bluetongue disease have been flooding in from southern Europe to end 2014....
View news from European Union World Expo 2015 Event to Address Food Safety
EU - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is to hold its second Scientific Conference with the theme 'Shaping the Future of Food Safety, Together' in Italy in October 2015....
30 December 2014
View news from European Union EU Supports Cambodia's Agricultural Progress
EU - The European Union (EU) has announced it has allocated EUR 410 million (around USD 510 million), under its bilateral cooperation with Cambodia over the period 2014-2020 to continue its support to Cambodia's progress....
22 December 2014
View news from European Union European Union Takes Steps to Encourage Organic Production
EU - The Presidency of the agriculture council is making progress addressing the concerns of member states over the future of organic production in the EU....
19 December 2014
View news from European Union Joint Declaration Aims to Push EU Further on Animal Welfare
EU - Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands have issued a joint declaration on animal welfare, calling on the European Union to improve further animal welfare for those species where there are already regulations and to extend it to include others....
15 December 2014
View news from European Union Bluetongue Keeps Redrawing Borders
CYPRUS – The confines of the Bluetongue virus (BTV) has been substantially extended eastwards by official confirmation of an outbreak on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus....
27 November 2014
View news from European Union EU Farmers Reimbursed €868 Million
EU – Farmers across Europe are being reimbursed a total of €868 million in direct aid by the Common Agricultural Policy....
21 November 2014
View news from European Union We Must Use Antibiotics Responsibly, EU Told
GLOBAL - Antibiotics need using responsibly if the danger of growing levels of resistant bacteria is to be addressed, animal health experts are advising during Antibiotic Awareness Week....
20 November 2014
View news from European Union European Campaign for the Responsible Use of Veterinary Antibiotics
EU - Zoetis has pledged its support for European Antibiotic Awareness Day, an initiative to encourage the prudent use of antibiotics in people and animals....
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