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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....
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....
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. ...
View news from European Union BRF Agrees Joint Venture to Access UK Foodservice Sector
EU - Brazil-based meat processor, BRF, has entered into a joint venture with Invicta Food Group in the UK in order to strengthen its service offering and presence in the crucial UK market as well as Ireland and Scandinavia....
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...
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....
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