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Farm Policy

Animal Health & Welfare

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Perdue discusses WTO quota issue, future agri-food trade with UK MPs

US agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue has met with British MPs to discuss post-Brexit UK-US agri-food trade and reaching an agreement on Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) at the World Trade Organization (WTO). 

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

'Mutual agreement' ends long-running EU-Canada beef hormone dispute

Canada has agreed to drop all complaints over the EU’s ban on hormone-treated beef after securing enhanced market access as part of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

European Agricultural Policy Trade Disputes

Commission to offer Mercosur TRQs on beef and ethanol, despite growing concerns

Despite opposition from a dozen member states, the European Commission will likely present market access offers on beef and ethanol and discuss sugar in this week’s round of trade talks with Mercosur. 

European Agricultural Policy Trade Agreements
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Biotechnology

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Academic study says Bayer-Monsanto tie-up should be blocked

The proposed merger between Bayer and Monsanto should be blocked under EU competition rules, as divesting particular assets would not address the underlying concerns, a new study has found.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

EU agri-policy diary (Oct 16-20): SCA considers Omnibus deal and EU Council hears state of play of Brexit talks

On Monday (October 16), the Council’s Special Committee on Agriculture (SCA) will discuss the preliminary agreement reached this week (October 12) between member states and the European Parliament on the simplification and upgrade of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the so-called Omnibus regulation. 

European Agricultural Policy Farm Policy & Programs

Parliament glyphosate debate sheds light on EU pesticide approval process

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) concluded that although glyphosate is not carcinogenic, it can be toxic and should be used with care, the head of the pesticides unit at the agency has told the European Parliament. 

European Agricultural Policy Crop Inputs
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Organics

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EU perceptions on new plant breeding techniques should shift despite GMO ban - MEP

Europeans should start considering products generated by new plant breeding techniques from a fresh perspective if they are still created through natural processes, according to Socialist and Democrat MEP Paolo De Castro said. 

European Agricultural Policy CAP

Is 'Blockchain' a panacea for frictionless agribusiness trade?

Blockchain technology is set to take the agribusiness sector by storm, according to some enthusiastic advocates. Aiming to enhance traceability and transparency across the world food chain, blockchain could also significantly enhance safety and shelf-life, while tackling fraud and preventing agro-terrorism.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Merkel's authority intact, but diminished, as German fringe parties make gains

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been elected for a record-equalling fourth term in office - but her government is set to have an unfamiliar complexion, after a significant move away from Germany’s establishment parties in Sunday’s (September 24) election.

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Crop Inputs

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Academic study says Bayer-Monsanto tie-up should be blocked

The proposed merger between Bayer and Monsanto should be blocked under EU competition rules, as divesting particular assets would not address the underlying concerns, a new study has found.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

Parliament glyphosate debate sheds light on EU pesticide approval process

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) concluded that although glyphosate is not carcinogenic, it can be toxic and should be used with care, the head of the pesticides unit at the agency has told the European Parliament. 

European Agricultural Policy Crop Inputs

Commission to ‘reflect’ after MEPs veto EU endocrine disruptors criteria

“The Commission will now need to reflect on next steps to take,” the EU executive said following the European Parliament’s 4 October vote to block its adoption of criteria to determine which pesticides are endocrine disruptors.
European Food Law European Agricultural Policy
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Labelling

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Industry questions dual quality food claims

The food industry is questioning the validity of claims about so-called ‘dual quality foods’ whereby brands sold in Eastern Europe are supposedly of inferior quality to those in the West. FoodDrinkEurope Director General, Mella Frewen, welcomed the European Commission’s plans to develop a standard EU methodology to test for quality differences at the 13 October Bratislava Summit for equal quality of products for all.
European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Consumer law revamp could tackle dual quality foods as “a last resort”

An update to EU consumer protection laws that the Commission has planned for March 2018 could include amendments to tackle problems linked to so-called dual quality foods, where identical brands are of lesser quality in Central and Eastern European Member States, than those in the West and North. But the Commission sees new legislation as “a last resort,” Francisco Fonseca Morilla, the Deputy Director General of the Justice and Consumers directorate general (DG JUST), told MEPs on 11 October.
European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Austria urges EU egg product labelling to boost traceability after fipronil scandal

Austria is urging the European Commission and other Member States to consider an EU-wide labelling system to improve traceability of egg products in light of the fipronil scandal.
European Food Law European Agricultural Policy
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Precision Agriculture

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Academic study says Bayer-Monsanto tie-up should be blocked

The proposed merger between Bayer and Monsanto should be blocked under EU competition rules, as divesting particular assets would not address the underlying concerns, a new study has found.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

Monsanto to lose EU lobbying rights after EP hearing no-show

Agricultural biotech giant Monsanto is to have its lobbying accreditation at the EU withdrawn, after the company declined to attend a Parliamentary hearing on glyphosate authorisation.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Commission launches new crop and weather monitoring e-service

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has launched a near real-time crop and weather monitoring e-service.
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