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Set Alert for Biotechnology

EU biotech policies still scorned by the US

The European Union's (EU) recent approval of several ag biotech products is a positive development, but regulatory delays and bans imposed by individual member states remain major concerns, the US said in statement at the August 15 World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) meeting.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Organic crop group calls for maintenance of NBT regulation in EU

There must be no attempt to exclude plants modified with new breeding techniques (NBTs) from current EU legislation on genetically modified organisms (GMO, according to an international organic farming group.

Biotechnology Farm Policy & Programs

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: CAP set for delay, UN climate report, cell-based meat

A lack of clarity over the next EU Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), largely due to the uncertainty around Brexit, could mean the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will not be implemented until 2023.

CAP Food Technology

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: CBD rules still confusing, US adamant on ag in EU trade talks

The lack of clarity on rules concerning the production and marketing of food and drink products containing cannabidiol (CBD) was again highlighted in the United States last week.

Agribusiness Animal Health

Why is agri-food so often the major issue in EU trade negotiations?

In the last few years the EU has negotiated a number of new trade agreements, most recently with the Mercosur countries in Latin America, and the European Commission expects to conclude more such deals in future.

Trade Agreements Trade Disputes

EU goes ahead with import approvals for 10 GM crops

The European Commission has finally signed off eight new import approvals and two renewals for genetically modified crop lines that have been held up in the EU system for three to six months. 

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Will new UK government seek a less ‘European’ regulatory framework for agri-food?

The United Kingdom may be about to embark on an unparalleled experiment in agricultural policy deregulation, following the appointment of Boris Johnson as the country’s prime minister.

Brexit Biotechnology

Biotech sector buoyed by 'liberation' promise, but challenges await

New UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s vow to boost the country’s bioscience sector has been met with cautious optimism by many in the industry but it could bring significant changes for the agriculture sector.

Biotechnology Brexit

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: New UK PM sets out Brexit stall, Campylobacter standards ‘coming soon’

Boris Johnson became the new prime minister of the United Kingdom last week and immediately dismantled Theresa May’s former cabinet of ministers, surrounding himself with key allies from the Brexit referendum’s ‘Vote Leave’ team and setting the country on course for a ‘no deal’ exit from the EU.

Brexit Food Safety and Standards
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