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German supermarket introduces method of production labelling

German supermarket chain, Lidl, has introduced a new labelling system that gives consumers a quick way of assessing how high the standards are in the production of its' fresh meat range.

 

Germany European Food Law

ECJ confirms Commission’s ban on neonicotinoids

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has confirmed the validity of the restrictions introduced by the Commission on three neonicotinoids but has upheld a BASF action against the restriction on fipronil. 
EU European Agricultural Policy

EU states called upon to "limit" agrochemical approvals

EU member states must “limit” the agrochemical approvals they grant under derogations allowing hazardous active ingredients to be used if no alternatives are available, says a draft report by MEP Pavel Poc, a member of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee.

Europe European Agricultural Policy

Commission free to approve GM maize after indecisive vote

The European Commission is free to go ahead with its proposed approvals for the use of two genetically modified maize lines in food and feed, after an appeal committee returned indecisive votes in May.

Europe European Agricultural Policy

Advert claiming milk linked to cancer is banned

An advertisement that appeared on buses in the UK promoting the vegan diet has been banned because it implied that drinking milk was linked to cancer.

Europe United Kingdom

New swathe of scientific experts take up challenge of giving Europe food advice

A new group of scientific experts, selected from 1,000 candidates, will be taking on the challenging role of advising on the work of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) from July.

Europe EFSA

EU Council adopts Effort Sharing and LULUCF regulations, final step in the process

The European Council has adopted two pieces of legislation on greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and one on the linkage between GHG with removals from land use, land use change and forestry. 
EU European Agricultural Policy

What threat does ‘lab-grown’ meat pose to the traditional livestock sector?

It is now five years since so-called ‘artificial meat’ was successfully grown in a Dutch laboratory at a cost in excess of $300,000 per lb. But cost of production of this proteinaceous substance, claimed to be an exact nutritional substitute for beef, pork or chicken meat produced on the farm, has now fallen dramatically.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

Clock is ticking for new EU-wide biostimulant regulation

New fertilizer regulations will have a direct effect on all European farmers, according to Rob Cannings, head of the UK task force for the European Biostimulant Industry Council (EBIC).

European Agricultural Policy Agribusiness
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