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Food & Ag Policy Briefing: US trade agenda, Farm Bill timelines, CAP splits and Brexit

With trade talks between the US and China concluding without an overall agreement, but with commitments on the US not raising tariffs beyond current levels and China promising to purchase more agricultural goods, attention turned to other trade matters last week, including USMCA.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

How the EU legal framework is being adapted to accommodate new food proteins

On February 25, the European Commission published a study on new opportunities for the EU plant protein market, write Katia Merten-Lentz and Thais Payan of international law firm Keller & Heckman.

European Food Law US Food Policy

Interview: De Castro on gene editing, GMOs and plant protection products

The EU is being left behind by the rest of the world when it comes to scientific research in the agriculture sector and "badly needs" a more positive approach to gene editing in order to catch up, according to Paolo De Castro, vice chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (ComAgri).

Food Safety and Standards Biotechnology

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: USDA Outlook event, CAP reform delay, new allergen labeling

The outlook for US food and agriculture policy in 2019 was openly discussed and dissected over the course of several days in Virginia last week, with trade disputes, farm incomes and the regulation of gene-edited animals among the issues on the agenda.

Allergens European Agricultural Policy

Interview: MEP De Castro on CAP reform, UTPs and GIs

Italian MEP Paolo De Castro is a vice-chair of the European Parliament’s Committee of Agriculture and Rural Development, a former Italian agriculture minister and has also served as professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Bologna.

CAP Crop Inputs

Top officials signal lifting of Section 232 tariffs key issue for North American trade

Lifting of US Section 232 metals tariffs on Canada and Mexico is a key issue amid ongoing efforts to ratify the US-Canada-Mexico Agreement (USMCA), top ag officials from the three North American nations said during a session at the USDA Outlook Forum.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Food and Ag Policy briefing: US talks on cell-based meat, proposal to resolve dairy labelling dispute, Brexit concerns get louder

Progress was being made in the US last week to ensure that regulators are suitably ready to deal with the innovative leap forward that is cell-based meat.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

UK corporate lobby sees opportunities for post-Brexit research on plant genetics

UK scientists and experts have highlighted the opportunity Brexit could represent for the country to set its own course on genetics and the "barrier to innovation" the EU approach represents in the field.

EU European Agricultural Policy

French farmer’s case against Monsanto returns to court

A decade-old lawsuit pitting a French cereal farmer against the Bayer-owned firm Monsanto has returned to the French court for the fourth round of the legal battle.

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