Environment and Conservation
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The French food safety agency, the Anses, has contested the finding of the French Administrative Court in Lyon that the agency made an error of assessment by approving Bayer legacy company Monsanto’s herbicide, Roundup Pro 360 (glyphosate).
Objections to a new report from the Lancet medical journal that called for reduced consumption of meat, dairy and eggs for health and environmental reasons was voiced by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC).
Four French wine varieties produced by France's National Institute for Agronomic Research (INRA) to resist to fungal infections have been awarded the first prize for innovation in the national contest, Sival.
Diet and food production must radically change to improve health and avoid potentially catastrophic damage to the planet, a report published in the Lancet medical journal warns.
Hopes that an EU-Mercosur trade deal can be pushed over the line were revived today (January 16) as the Presidents of Argentina and Brazil voiced strong support for advancing the South American bloc's trade agenda.
The European Parliament plenary has massively endorsed the results of the final report by the Pesticides Committee and asked for a fundamental reform of the authorisation procedure on pesticides in the EU.
The lack of data on EU forests is one of the main obstacles preventing the European Commission from coming up with policy recommendations for an update of the EU forest strategy, the bloc's Agricultural chief has said.
The Scottish and Welsh departments of agriculture have piled further pressure on the UK government by promising to sue the UK Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) for “billions” of pounds if the UK leaves the EU on March 29 with no deal.
A coalition of agricultural and forestry organisations has called on the EU institutions to update the EU Forest Strategy before the end of 2019.
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