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29 November 2013
View news from European Union Greek Heifer Prices Show Biggest Lift
EU – Greek heifer prices rose 9.5 p/kilo earlier this month, the biggest increase within Europe....
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....
View news from European Union Commission Proposes Tripling Spending to Support Ag Exports
EU - While the US Congress continues to debate budget cuts, the European Commission has proposed more than tripling its spending in the international marketplace to support the export of EU agricultural and agri-food sector products. ...
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....
16 October 2013
View news from European Union Common Agriculture Policy Reform Package Approved
EU - Under the Lithuanian Presidency, the Special Committee on Agriculture (SCA) has approved the final compromise texts of the common agriculture policy (CAP) reform package agreed by the Council and the European Parliament representatives during the...
14 October 2013
View news from European Union COOL Will Not Include 'Country of Origin'
EU - The European Commission's solution to honest-labelling demands from politicians and consumers, is to propose a scheme for country of origin labelling that will not include country of origin....
11 October 2013
View news from European Union EuFMD Presents First e-Learning Course
EU - As part of the European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (EuFMD) programme to support Foot-and-Mouth Disease preparedness for its Member States, the EuFMD training team has collaborated with the Royal Veterinary College, London,...
View news from European Union EU Commissioner to Visit Moldova
EU & MOLDOVA - European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Dacian Ciolos, will be in the Republic of Moldova on 11 and 12 October 2013 as the country prepares to take the next step towards EU membership....
08 October 2013
View news from European Union Commission Urged to Deliver New Framework for Animal Welfare Law
EU - On World Animal Day (Friday, 4 October), a symbolic day for all animals and their supporters, Eurogroup for Animals presented the European Commission with its detailed demands for a future animal welfare framework law. ...
04 October 2013
View news from European Union Danish Livestock Need Most Water in EU
EU – Over a quarter of Denmark’s total national water use is taken by livestock, a Joint Research Centre study shows....
03 October 2013
View news from European Union Agriculture MEPs Endorse CAP Reform Deal
EU - Legislation for the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) was endorsed by the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee on Monday, following last week's informal agreement in talks between Parliament, the Council and the Commission....
02 October 2013
View news from European Union Weaker Euro and Strong Seasonal Demand Dictate British Beef Markets
EU – Tight cattle numbers have caused a 23 cent leap in cattle prices across Great Britain which overtakes France at the top of the heifer deadweight table....
01 October 2013
View news from European Union Commissioner Urged to Include Responsible Use of Antibiotics
EU - The European Platform for Responsible Use of Animal Medicines (EPRUMA) met with the Health Commissioner earlier this month, with a request to make Responsible Use of veterinary medicines a key component of the EU’s antibiotic strategy....
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