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OECD analyses greenhouse gas reduction policies for agriculture

A new report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) explores different policies that could be used to help reduce greenhouse gases in agriculture.


CAP “clearly has a role to play” on diets, Commission official says

The European Commission has defended its upcoming ‘Farm to Fork’-strategy in response to calls by an advisory body for a comprehensive EU food policy.

EU International

EU agriculture policy diary (October 21-25): Brexit and bees

Last Thursday (October 17), Boris Johnson was finally able to reach an agreement with the EU on how the UK would leave the bloc, but Brexit won’t be leaving the headlines anytime soon with more events unfolding next week.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Farmers “won’t be switching to organic agriculture” when they come off glyphosate

The approaching bans on the herbicide glyphosate in Austria, France, Germany and Luxembourg will not necessarily lead more farmers to embrace organic agriculture, both the German Farmers’ Union and the NGO Pesticide Action Network say.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Indonesia plans to challenge EU palm oil measure at WTO

The Indonesian Government seeks to file a case against the EU over palm oil at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in early November, a high-level official has revealed.

EU Indonesia

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: Wojciechowski wins over MEPs, US tariff fall out, JBS under the spotlight

A much-improved performance by Janusz Wojciechowski saw Poland’s EU agriculture Commissioner-designate convince members of the European Parliament’s AGRI committee that he is the right person for the job, following a second hearing last week.

CAP Budget and Financing

EU targets 20 of the most threatening plant pests

The European Commission has targeted the 20 most problematic plant pests in the EU to help member states better protect the environment, their agriculture sectors and citizens.

EU European Food Law

European banana producers demand clear labelling for non-EU imports

European banana producers have voiced their concerns about an oversupply of non-EU imports and demanded clearer labelling so consumers know the differences in what they are eating.

EU Mercosur

France’s high court rules against tax benefits for palm oil based biodiesel

Tax incentives on biofuels that use palm oil look set to be dropped from January 2020 following a French high court ruling today.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy
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