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CAP Crisis reserve should become “more readily available” – Agrifish Council

As crises will be a recurrent feature of EU agriculture in the years to come, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) crisis reserve should be triggered easily and in an automatic fashion, a number of member states have declared.

EU European Agricultural Policy

World’s "largest factory for meat alternatives” opens in UK

The company Quorn Foods has announced the opening of the “world’s biggest meat alternative production facility” in North East England, UK.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

MEPs pressure Commission to suspend EU-Mercosur trade talks

European opponents of an EU-Mercosur deal have seized on comments made by Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro to push their case for a suspension of talks on a trade deal between the two blocs.

Trade Agreements Geographical Indications

Podcast: Food and drink levies - public health and climate solution, or 'stealth tax'?

The topic of taxing certain food and drink products to change consumer behaviour has become one of the most hotly-contested debates in public health policy around the globe 
Food Policy Environment and Conservation

EU farmers ask for less stringent rules on cadmium limits in fertilisers

Ahead of the trilogue taking place next week among the three EU institutions, EU agriculture representatives have called for more lenient rules on cadmium limits in fertilisers leaving farmers enough time to adjust to changing circumstances.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Pesticide residues found in more than 80% of European agricultural soils

Researchers have discovered a multitude of pesticide residues in samples of European farming soil, which mostly involved compounds of glyphosate and even a forbidden substance.

Crop Inputs EU

Palm oil producers given one year to transition to new RSPO standard

Producers of palm oil that are certified as sustainable by the RSPO have been given one year to adapt to a new RSPO standard which the certification body says will “strengthen” environmental protection in the supply chain.

International Asia Pacific

EU agriculture policy diary (November 19-23): CAP reform, pesticides and EU-Africa trade

The week ahead will kick off on Monday with the gathering of EU Agriculture ministers in the Agrifish Council.

EU European Agricultural Policy

France curbs palm oil, soy and beef imports to tackle deforestation

In a major move to combat global deforestation, French authorities have presented a strategy to limit the imports of agri-food products linked to the disappearance of forest areas.

Environment and Conservation EU
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