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Court proceedings kick off in legal challenge to EU approval of GM maize

German campaign group Testbiotech said that court proceedings have started in Luxembourg on a new legal challenge that it has filed against EU approval for the import of genetically modified maize.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

EFSA gives clearance for three GM maize approvals and renewals

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has given safety clearance for the EU approval of a genetically modified four-stack maize line and renewals of EU approvals of two GM maize traits.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

EU losing fight against antimicrobial resistance despite progress in livestock sector

EU auditors assessed the EU’s fight against bacteria’s resistance to antimicrobials, like antibiotics, antivirals and antifungals, and found that little progress has been made to reduce the risks to public health – despite a reduction of the medicine used in the livestock sector.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: CAP corruption claims, 2nd round of US farmer payouts, beef lawsuit

The system by which Common Agricultural Policy subsidies are distributed came in for some fierce criticism last week following the publication of a newspaper exposé on corrupt misuse of EU funds in some Central and Eastern European countries.

CAP Direct Subsidies

EU agriculture policy diary (November 4-8): EU beef at home and abroad

The amount of beef in the EU market will be a strong focus point of next week in the European Parliament.

Geographical Indications Biotechnology

Researchers analyse EU soil policies to boost CAP’s environmental performance

On October 23, researchers from the Landmark project presented policy recommendations to the European Commission to help the bloc achieve more sustainable management of agricultural land and to increase the green credentials of the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

EU European Agricultural Policy

MEPs demand better bee protection in EU pesticide testing

MEPs have attempted to block the European Commission’s future approach to testing the impacts of pesticides on bees because it focused too much on the short-term impacts and ignored the risk of chronic exposure.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Stakeholders and experts consider EU regulation of gene editing

EU ethics experts and stakeholders have agreed that existing EU regulations on genetically modified crops need to be updated to take account of advances in gene editing.

Biotechnology Crop Inputs

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: Wojciechowski wins over MEPs, US tariff fall out, JBS under the spotlight

A much-improved performance by Janusz Wojciechowski saw Poland’s EU agriculture Commissioner-designate convince members of the European Parliament’s AGRI committee that he is the right person for the job, following a second hearing last week.

CAP Budget and Financing
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