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Farm Policy

Animal Health & Welfare

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Meat and dairy companies emit more greenhouse gas than oil multinationals

Annual greenhouse gas emissions from the five largest meat and dairy corporations are greater than those of big oil corporations, a new study has found. 
EU European Agricultural Policy

EU Ministers back Romania’s plea for ASF financial aid

Member states have endorsed an appeal by Romania to set up exceptional measures and financial assistance to support pig farmers in areas hit by African Swine Fever (ASF).
EU European Agricultural Policy

Strategic partnership puts Europe ‘on the map’ in lab-grown meat sector

One of Europe’s largest meat companies is making a significant investment in Mosa Meat - a Dutch start-up that claims to be the world's leading company for cultured beef.

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Biotechnology

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Environmental association presents alternatives to glyphosate for weed management

A network of more than 40 environmental NGOs has presented a study that outlines a wide array of non-chemical alternatives to glyphosate and other herbicides for weed management on farms.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Strategic partnership puts Europe ‘on the map’ in lab-grown meat sector

One of Europe’s largest meat companies is making a significant investment in Mosa Meat - a Dutch start-up that claims to be the world's leading company for cultured beef.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

EU forest areas have expanded since 1990 – FAO report

Forests and biodiversity areas have expanded within the EU since 1990 in contrast with the global trend of general forest loss.
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Organics

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Agricultural policies still threaten commodity market stability

Government support policies will continue to threaten the stability of global agricultural markets in the coming decade, as while overall levels of support have tended to decline since the turn of the millennium, they remain at levels high enough to stimulate production in the face of potentially over-supplied markets. The only possible exception is dairy.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

CAP Reform comparison 2015-20 vs 2021-27: Market Support

There will be adjustments to EU market support rules for sectors such as fresh fruit and vegetables, wine and olive oil as part of the Common Agricultural Policy reform for 2021-27.

European Agricultural Policy CAP

New EU legislation on organic food production and labelling published

A regulation that updates the rules on the production and labelling of organic food products in the EU has been published in the EU’s Official Journal.

Europe European Agricultural Policy
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Crop Inputs

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Environmental association presents alternatives to glyphosate for weed management

A network of more than 40 environmental NGOs has presented a study that outlines a wide array of non-chemical alternatives to glyphosate and other herbicides for weed management on farms.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Sensor technologies used to optimise irrigation in Spanish greenhouses

Sensors and irrigation control systems are increasingly being adopted to manage water use in horticulture in the south of Spain, which has one of the largest concentrations of greenhouses in the world.

Technology Environment and Conservation

German government sued by environmental group over excessive nitrate pollution

A German NGO has filed a lawsuit against Chancellor Angela Merkel's government for failing to curb the nitrate contamination of the country’s groundwaters caused by farming practices and breaching the limits laid out in the EU’s Nitrates Directive.

Environment and Conservation Crop Inputs
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Labelling

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Lab meat companies say FDA should regulate their products

FDA is the right agency to assess the safety and quality of lab-grown meat, say several representatives from the emerging lab-grown meat, poultry and seafood industry, despite a push from many in the traditionally raised meat and poultry industry for USDA to regulate these products when they become commercially available.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

Codex to work on nutrition labels, sets new limits on contaminants

The 41st meeting of the UN’s Codex Alimentarius Commission this month set new limits for methylmercury found in fish and a naturally occurring contaminant found in chocolate. It also agreed to undertake new work on simplified nutrition labelling.

International European Food Law

Brexit White Paper published laying out envisaged partnership with EU

A White Paper detailing what sort of relationship the UK government wants with the EU following the country’s departure from the Bloc next March has now been published. The White Paper looks to avoid a hard border with Northern Ireland, which has been a major concern of the food and agriculture industries, and maintain cooperation with EU regulators to ensure continuing food safety.

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Precision Agriculture

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Sensor technologies used to optimise irrigation in Spanish greenhouses

Sensors and irrigation control systems are increasingly being adopted to manage water use in horticulture in the south of Spain, which has one of the largest concentrations of greenhouses in the world.

Technology Environment and Conservation

Austria aims to remove fear factor from whistle-blowers on UTPs

The Austrian Presidency will work towards removing the “fear factor” from farmers so that they will be able to anonymously lodge complaints related to abusive trading practices, according to an Austrian politician.
EU European Agricultural Policy

First of an EU network of agritech hubs opens in Ireland

The first European hub for agricultural technology and innovation has been launched by the EU Farm Commissioner Phil Hogan in Dublin.
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