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26 September 2013
View news from European Union How Can Farm Subsidies Be Made Fairer?
ANALYSIS – Member states have agreed on key Commission measures which strive to maintain fair and practical farm subsidies through policy reforms this week. This is an increasing challenge as the boundaries of the common agricultural policy (CAP) extend...
25 September 2013
View news from European Union How Much Closer Are We to European Reform?
EU – Europe’s farmers now know where they stand on payment changes, following the completion of the political negotiations on the common agricultural policy reform....
View news from European Union Commissioner Calls for Pragmatism over Trade Partnership
EU - Commissioner De Gucht has spoken about the main challenges the EU and the US will face in the negotiations for the EU-US free trade agreement, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)....
View news from European Union Biomin Receives Positive Votes for Mycofix in EU
EU - Two products from the well-established Mycofix® product line of BIOMIN, Mycofix® Secure (bentonite/dioctahedral montmorillonite) and Biomin® BBSH 797 (Gen. nov. sp. nov., formerly Eubacterium), are slated to become the first-ever products authorized...
24 September 2013
View news from European Union Commission Clears JBS Acquisition of Seara, Zenda
EU - The European Commission has cleared the acquisition of Brazilian food processor Marfrig’s Zenda and Seara businesses by rival, JBS....
23 September 2013
View news from European Union Organic Farming Needs Stricter Rules
EU - Consumers' trust in organic products together with a demand for stricter rules at EU level, are among the main elements coming out of the report on the public consultation on the future of organic farming published by the European Commission....
13 September 2013
View news from European Union Maintain Family Farming for a Competitive and Sustainable Sector
EU - Promotion of cooperation, strengthening of bargaining power, application of innovations and scientific research – the main measures for strengthening the family farming model, were discussed by EU Agriculture Ministers, representatives of the European...
11 September 2013
View news from European Union EU Tackles Invasive Species Effecting Agriculture and Fisheries
EU - The European Commission has proposed a new legislation to prevent and manage the rapidly growing threat from invasive species. There are currently over 12,000 species present in Europe which are alien to the natural environment. About 15 per cent...
10 September 2013
View news from European Union Slovenia, Croatia and Austria Repair Flood Damage
EU - Slovenia, Croatia and Austria are to get €14.6 million in EU aid to help repair damage caused by severe floods in 2012. ...
27 August 2013
View news from European Union How Can Food Waste be Used in Better Ways?
ANALYSIS - Following reports earlier this year from organisations in the UK and also from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations highlighting the amount of food that goes to waste, a European initiative is seeking to reduce the waste...
16 August 2013
View news from European Union Commission to Recover €180 from Member States
EU - The EU 'clearance of account procedure' is to take back €180 million of EU agricultural policy funds that have been improperly spent by member states....
07 August 2013
View news from European Union LMC: EU Beef Prices Drop Back on June Levels
EU - Average R3 grade heifer price for the week ending 21 July was 417.4c/kg, a drop on the previous month of almost 19 c/kg, according to the Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland....
06 August 2013
View news from European Union Commission Opens Consultation on Family Farming
EU - The European Commission has launched an e-consultation on the future of family farming....
02 August 2013
View news from European Union EU Trade Barriers Lifted with Four Latin American Countries
EU - Trade barriers with Colombia, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama have been lifted....
30 July 2013
View news from European Union Knowledge Transfer Group Aims to Mitigate Methane Emission at European Level
EUROPE - The research of more than 50 scientists from 17 European countries is being amalgamated to reduce cattle methane emissions from in a knowledge transfer programme called METHAGENE....
26 July 2013
View news from European Union Executive Director Resigns from EFSA
EU - Executive Director of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle, has quit the post to become Director General for agricultural, agri-food and territorial policies in the French Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry. ...
24 July 2013
View news from European Union EU Considers Meat Labelling Relating to Stunning Method
EU - At the latest meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council on 15 July, the Dutch delegation proposed that meat from animals slaughtered without stunning should be labelled in future. ...
16 July 2013
View news from European Union European Commission to Seek Answers to Food Waste
EU - The European Commission is calling for information about the European food production and consumption system in a bid to cut down food waste. ...
View news from European Union EFSA Launches Consultation into Guidance on Stunning Practices
EU - The European Food Safety Authority has launched a public consultation on the draft guidance on criteria to evaluate studies on the effectiveness of stunning methods. ...
12 July 2013
View news from European Union Time To Address Fly Threat
EU - Fly populations escalate in early July just at the time the nutritional value of grass starts to decline and the coincidence of the two factors can have a damaging effect on livestock performance, cattle producers are being warned....
11 July 2013
View news from European Union EFSA Marks First 10 years, Preparing for Future Challenges
EU - The European Food Safety Authority has shown that great advances have been made over the last year in key scientific areas such as risk-based approaches to meat inspection, chemical mixtures, and guidelines to assess risks related to animal welfare...
05 July 2013
View news from European Union RVC and EC Collaborate for Control of FMD
EU - The Royal Veterinary College has recently entered into a new collaboration with the European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (EuFMD). ...
View news from European Union Short-term Outlook for Arable Crop, Meat and Dairy Markets
EU - The Short-term outlook is based on reflections of market experts within the Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission, using the latest data available. It is published three times per year (in late winter,...
02 July 2013
View news from European Union EFSA Reviews Inspection of Beef, Other Meats
EU - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has completed a review of current meat inspection and recommends improvements for bovine meat, sheep- & goat-meat, game and horse-meat....
01 July 2013
View news from European Union Croatia Joins the EU
EU - Today, Monday 1 July, Croatia becomes the 28th Member State of the European Union. ...
28 June 2013
View news from European Union Political Agreement Reached on New Direction for CAP
EU - The European Parliament, the EU Council of Ministers and the European Commission have reached an agreement on reforming the common agricultural policy (CAP) post 2013. Most measures will come into effect on 1 January 2014....
27 June 2013
View news from European Union EU Institutions Strike Deal on Reform of Farming Policy
EU - Measures to boost green farming and offer additional support to young farmers are part of a provisional agreement between Parliament, Council and the Commission to reform the EU's agriculture policy after 2014. The deal would also boost farmers organisations'...
View news from European Union EFSA Reports on Listeria Levels in Certain Ready-to-eat Foods
EU - The first part of EFSA’s analysis of an EU-wide baseline survey on Listeria monocytogenes published today (27 June) provides valuable insights into the presence of this bacteria in certain ready-to-eat foods (fish, cold meats and soft cheeses)....
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