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Farm Policy

Animal Health & Welfare

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Concern from farmers' groups over Irish border trade plan

UK government position papers on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland post-Brexit has raised concerns among farmers on both sides. 

European Agricultural Policy Brexit

EU examines off-label use of antimicrobials and AMR

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is seeking input on reducing the ‘off-label’ use of antimicrobials in veterinary medicine in order to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR), after releasing a ‘reflection paper’ on the issue.
Europe EU

EFSA publishes two new guidance documents to steer its work

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued new guidance on what it calls “the weight of evidence approach” and biological relevance assessment, with an added guidance document on scientific ‘uncertainty’ to be issued later this year or in early 2018.

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Biotechnology

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Study examines how GMOs affect non-target organisms

Genetic modification can have a wide range of intended and unintended effects on non-target plants, and should therefore be examined on a case-by-case basis, new research has asserted.

European Agricultural Policy Biotechnology

Innovative agri projects awaiting investment on the European Investment Project Portal

Around eleven projects in agriculture and rural development are looking for investors on the European Investment Project Portal (EIPP) which was launched by the European Commission in June.
European Agricultural Policy Budget and Financing

DuPont-Dow merger gains necessary approvals, set for end of month

The merger between US-based chemical companies Dow and DuPont has received all of the necessary regulatory approvals, with the transaction closing on August 31. 

European Agricultural Policy Crop Inputs
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Organics

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Innovative agri projects awaiting investment on the European Investment Project Portal

Around eleven projects in agriculture and rural development are looking for investors on the European Investment Project Portal (EIPP) which was launched by the European Commission in June.
European Agricultural Policy Budget and Financing

Commission study paves way for scientific authentication of organic food

The study of metabolites in plants could help establish fingerprinting for organic food and expose frauds, a new study carried out by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has found
European Agricultural Policy Europe

Farm Council: New EU organic regulation text not ready before October

The planned provisional endorsement of the political agreement reached by the EU institutions on new EU organic sector rules was taken off the agenda of the Farm Council in Brussels (July 17-18), as the deal has not yet been translated into a legal text proper, an EU Council source told Agra Europe.
European Agricultural Policy Farm Policy & Programs
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Crop Inputs

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No reason to doubt EFSA and ECHA studies on glyphosate - Commission

There is no reason to cast doubt on the soundness of the scientific tests and conclusions on the herbicide glyphosate reached by the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) and by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), the European Commission reiterated recently.
European Agricultural Policy Crop Inputs

Study examines how GMOs affect non-target organisms

Genetic modification can have a wide range of intended and unintended effects on non-target plants, and should therefore be examined on a case-by-case basis, new research has asserted.

European Agricultural Policy Biotechnology

DuPont-Dow merger gains necessary approvals, set for end of month

The merger between US-based chemical companies Dow and DuPont has received all of the necessary regulatory approvals, with the transaction closing on August 31. 

European Agricultural Policy Crop Inputs
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Labelling

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Commission study paves way for scientific authentication of organic food

The study of metabolites in plants could help establish fingerprinting for organic food and expose frauds, a new study carried out by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has found
European Agricultural Policy Europe

Estonian EU president backs alcohol labelling

Estonian health minister and current holder of the EU’s rotating Council presidency, Jevgeni Ossinovski, has given strong backing to nutrition and other labelling on alcoholic drinks.

European Agricultural Policy Farm Policy & Programs

EU split over national origin labelling laws

EU food and farming ministers showed deep divisions over national country of origin labelling laws and whether they risked damaging the single market at the July 17 Agriculture Council.
European Agricultural Policy Farm Policy & Programs
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Precision Agriculture

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New technology set to make precision farming more precise

New hyperspectral cameras drawing on satellite images are set to make precision farming more precise.

European Agricultural Policy CAP

British farmers told to focus first on home market post-Brexit

British farmers need to focus on home market opportunities in a post-Brexit trading environment, according to leading New Zealand agricultural scientist, Professor Ian Yule.
European Agricultural Policy Trade Agreements

Precision Agriculture (2): What is the EU's role in promoting adoption?

The adoption of 'precision agriculture' (PA) in Europe is clearly not what it could be and the EU faces a number of significant obstacles in ensuring that take-up expands in the coming years.

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