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A mix of taxes and educational campaigns would improve agro-food chain energy efficiency - OECD

Measures aimed at both changing the market conditions and better inform consumers’ choices could if combined improve energy efficiency in the agro-food chain, according to a paper by the Organisation on Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). 
European Agricultural Policy Environment and Conservation

Fake honey ‘biggest problem by far’ facing EU apiculture, says MEP

The “biggest problem by far” facing the EU’s apiculture sector is the spread of fake honey in the internal market, MEP Norbert Erdős has said, urging the European Commission and member states to tackle the issue. 

European Agricultural Policy Budget and Financing

Commission notifies WTO of plans to extend neonicotinoid ban

The European Commission has notified the World Trade Organisation (WTO) of its draft decisions extend the ban on three neonicotinoid pesticides to all outdoor uses.

European Agricultural Policy Environment and Conservation

Poland defies EU Court of Justice ban on logging of Natura 2000 forest

Poland will continue logging the country's primeval Bialowieza forest in defiance of a ban by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), saying it needs to fell trees to defeat insect pests. 
European Agricultural Policy Environment and Conservation

CAP greening 'ill adapted' to different EU farming practices, says OECD

CAP Pillar One (P1) ‘greening’ is “ill adapted to the diversity of farming practices and conditions” across the EU, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has said. 
European Agricultural Policy Europe

Heat waves hitting maize crops in south-eastern Europe

Recent heat waves and low levels of rainfall have badly hit winter and summer crop development in various parts of southern Europe.

European Agricultural Policy Europe

Commission seeking to link circular economy ideas with SMEs

The European Commission is looking for providers of green solutions contributing to resource efficiency to match their ideas with small and medium sized firms (SMEs) interested in replicating them at EU level.
Europe European Agricultural Policy

Monsanto appeals California Prop. 65 glyphosate listing

Monsanto has asked a California court to revive a lawsuit challenging the state's decision to add glyphosate to the Proposition 65 list of chemicals known to cause cancer, arguing the move is unconstitutional.

European Agricultural Policy Environment and Conservation

Two Commission reports cite deficiencies in pesticide authorisation, control systems

Two European Commission reports, one on member states’ systems for authorising pesticides and one on their control and marketing and use, have found a number of issues which “need improving”

European Agricultural Policy Farm Policy & Programs
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