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French authority disputes court ruling that said it erred when assessing glyphosate product

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).

Europe France

NPPC pushes back on report critical of meat consumption

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).

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Four French wines resistant to fungal infections win first price for innovation

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.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Report calls for transformation of global diets to deliver sustainable food systems

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.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Bolsonaro and Macri boost hopes for EU-Mercosur trade agreement

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.

EU Mercosur

EU Parliament overwhelmingly backs reform of the authorisation of pesticides in the EU

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.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Lack of data on EU forests slowing down policy-making – Phil Hogan

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.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Scots, Welsh to sue UK government for agri-food losses under Brexit ‘no deal’

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.

Brexit Rural Development

Forest strategy should be updated before the end of the year, says coalition

A coalition of agricultural and forestry organisations has called on the EU institutions to update the EU Forest Strategy before the end of 2019.

EU European Agricultural Policy
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