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EFSA revamps chemical hazards database

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said on 19 July that it had just added a further 321 substances to its OpenFoodTox database on chemical hazards, bringing the total listed up to over 4,750, as part of the latest overhaul.

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EC's Malmstrom remarks on rising trade tensions as US hearing considers auto tariffs

Rising trade tensions could forfeit hard fought gains in international trade was the warning delivered by European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom in a July 19 speech to the German Marshall Fund. Her remarks came the same day the US Commerce Department held a hearing to consider new tariffs on automobiles and automobile parts from the European Union (EU) and other trade partners.

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Consumer group sues OMB for records on GMO disclosure rule

The Center for Food Safety has sued the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for failing to supply documents related to the review of the draft OMB disclosure rule.

 

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Spain considering taking US olive case to WTO

Spain has insisted that the provision of national aid to the country’s black olives sector is not distorting free market competition, as claimed by the US, and is fully compatible with World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.

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CAP Reform comparison 2015-20 vs 2021-27: Direct Payments

The proposed Common Agricultural Policy for 2021-27 will introduce a number of changes to the current system of direct payments. This easy-to-use table allows you to compare and contrast elements of the new CAP with the current 2015-20 policy.

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Large-scale trade policy talks between US and China on hold, officials say
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Pessimism is back as sales dry up at latest SMP intervention tender

Hopes of a swift end to the EU' 'SMP problem' were dealt a sharp blow yesterday as sales of skimmed milk powder out of intervention dried up almost completely at the latest EU tender.
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EU figures show boost for Argentine beef quota imports, big drop for Brazil

Argentina took almost full advantage of the EU’s lucrative ‘Hilton’ beef quota in 2017/18, but neighbouring Brazil left half its quota share unfilled.

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Palm oil body reinstates Nestle's membership

Swiss food and drinks giant Nestlé's membership in the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has been reinstated after the company submitted a new action plan.

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EU-Mercosur trade deal could be had in September

The free trade deal between the EU and Mercosur could potentially be agreed in September before the Brazilian elections takes place in October, Argentina’s foreign minister has said.
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Day ahead – July 20, 2018: Rep. Brady remarks on NAFTA 2.0, US-China trade situation

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) made remarks on the trajectory of NAFTA 2.0 talks and the US-China trade situation. Meanwhile, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) took issue with remarks by President Donald Trump's trade adviser Peter Navarro that sought to play down the impact of new tariffs.

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EU figures show boost for Argentine beef quota imports, big drop for Brazil

Argentina took almost full advantage of the EU’s lucrative ‘Hilton’ beef quota in 2017/18, but neighbouring Brazil left half its quota share unfilled.

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Palm oil body reinstates Nestle's membership

Swiss food and drinks giant Nestlé's membership in the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has been reinstated after the company submitted a new action plan.

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Large-scale trade policy talks between US and China on hold, officials say

Amid escalating trade tensions and tit-for-tat trade actions, talks aimed at defusing the situation the US and China have essentially been on hold for several weeks, according to comments from key lawmakers and a Trump administration official.

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Spain considering taking US olive case to WTO

Spain has insisted that the provision of national aid to the country’s black olives sector is not distorting free market competition, as claimed by the US, and is fully compatible with World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.

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Palm oil body reinstates Nestle's membership

Swiss food and drinks giant Nestlé's membership in the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has been reinstated after the company submitted a new action plan.

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What about EFSA? FoodDrinkEurope asks in response to UK Brexit White Paper

EU industry association FoodDrinkEurope says that it is “particularly concerned” that the UK White Paper on Brexit “makes no explicit reference to UK participation in the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).”

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Council flouts MEPs in naming seven EFSA Management Board members

The Council has snubbed MEPs’ recommendations for the seven members of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Management Board that took office on 1 July, by only selecting three and not backing a call for more choice.

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court upholds Philly's soda tax

Pennsylvania’s highest court delivered a blow to the soda industry and its backers on Wednesday (July 18), when a panel of judges ruled 4-2 to uphold Philadelphia’s 1.5 cent-per-ounce tax on soda and rejected a challenge to the tax from a coalition of industry, merchants and businesses.

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Palm oil body reinstates Nestle's membership

Swiss food and drinks giant Nestlé's membership in the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has been reinstated after the company submitted a new action plan.

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Day ahead – July 19, 2018: House votes to conference farm bill, RFS waivers discussed at hearing, House ag labor bill

The House Wednesday (July 18) agreed by unanimous consent to send its farm bill to a conference committee to reconcile the measure with the Senate's version. Meanwhile, small refiner waivers were among topics raised at EPA RFS hearing and House Republicans unveiled an ag labor bill.

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Experts urge push to convince consumers of gene editing benefits

Gene editing offers great potential for improving food production but consumer acceptance is critical and remains the key challenge for proponents of agricultural biotechnology, according to an expert panel convened by an agribusiness policy group.

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