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Germany offers Romanian seasonal farm workers greater protection

Romania’s minister of labour and social protection, Violeta Alexandru, and her German counterpart, Hubertus Heil, have signed a joint declaration of intent to intensify cooperation in the field of labour market and social policies to protect Romanian farm workers employed in Germany.

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Food and Health Policy

MEPs demand more protection for seasonal farm and food workers

MEPs have called on EU and national leaders to step up their actions to ensure the health and safety of seasonal workers across the bloc.

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Environment MEPs urge Kyriakides to fight for more sustainable farming polices

Members of the European Parliament have called on Commissioner for Food Safety Stella Kyriakides to make sure that the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) aligns with the Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy.

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Countries failing to stop “harmful marketing” of breast-milk substitutes, say WHO and UNICEF

Despite efforts to stop the harmful promotion of breast-milk substitutes, many countries worldwide are still falling short in implementing the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes, according to a new report from the World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN).

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Labelling and Advertising

Countries failing to stop “harmful marketing” of breast-milk substitutes, say WHO and UNICEF

Despite efforts to stop the harmful promotion of breast-milk substitutes, many countries worldwide are still falling short in implementing the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes, according to a new report from the World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN).

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Ukraine discusses use of units of measurement on product labelling

Ukraine’s department of technical regulation and metrology, part of the country’s ministry of economic development, trade and agriculture, recently opened a public discussion on a new draft order for the application of basic International System of Units (SI) units and on the terms of their use, said the Ukrainian Agribusiness Club (UCAB) on May 7.

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UK bans advert implying drink could be “possible cure for COVID-19”

UK authorities have banned an advert for a sports drink containing Vitamin C because it implied the product could help cure the coronavirus.

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Food Safety and Standards

MEPs demand more protection for seasonal farm and food workers

MEPs have called on EU and national leaders to step up their actions to ensure the health and safety of seasonal workers across the bloc.

EU Coronavirus

Environment MEPs urge Kyriakides to fight for more sustainable farming polices

Members of the European Parliament have called on Commissioner for Food Safety Stella Kyriakides to make sure that the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) aligns with the Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Countries failing to stop “harmful marketing” of breast-milk substitutes, say WHO and UNICEF

Despite efforts to stop the harmful promotion of breast-milk substitutes, many countries worldwide are still falling short in implementing the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes, according to a new report from the World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN).

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Food Technology

EFSA unable to complete assessment of GM soybean

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has been unable to finalise the risk assessment of a genetically modified triple-stack soybean line with altered fatty acid content because of incomplete data provided by Bayer legacy company Monsanto.

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EU to tighten up lobby transparency rules to make clear national spending is included

The EU is to tighten up the lobby transparency rules so that interest groups have to declare money spent campaigning on European issues at national level.

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Europe’s top users of glyphosate identified in new research

A survey conducted by agricultural scientists has identified which EU member states are most dependent on glyphosate.

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Traceability and Supply Chain

MEPs demand more protection for seasonal farm and food workers

MEPs have called on EU and national leaders to step up their actions to ensure the health and safety of seasonal workers across the bloc.

EU Coronavirus

Environment MEPs urge Kyriakides to fight for more sustainable farming polices

Members of the European Parliament have called on Commissioner for Food Safety Stella Kyriakides to make sure that the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) aligns with the Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Countries failing to stop “harmful marketing” of breast-milk substitutes, say WHO and UNICEF

Despite efforts to stop the harmful promotion of breast-milk substitutes, many countries worldwide are still falling short in implementing the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes, according to a new report from the World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN).

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Trade Policy

Kyrgyzstan criticizes food trade restrictions during COVID outbreak

Kyrgyzstan has officially criticized policies by unnamed Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) states to tighten controls and impose restrictions on food trade against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic.

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EU seeks to broaden scope, flexibility of pesticide residue rules

EU laws on setting pesticide maximum residue limits (MRLs) should be broadened to cover more active ingredient types and made more flexible to allow for new products and food processing techniques, says the European Commission.

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Trade experts: WTO chief selection will be key for trade body’s future, relevance

Selection of a new World Trade Organization (WTO) Director General (DG) will bring to the forefront members’ visions for the future of the global trade body and will also test the ability of the organization to conduct business virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, trade experts said during a panel hosted Thursday (May 28) by the Washington International Trade Association (WITA).

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Brexit

EU-UK trade negotiations: both parties need to listen to one another

While the whole process of orchestrating Brexit was full of drama, the ongoing negotiations about future trade relations between the EU and the UK appear destined to exceed even the wildest anticipations of a super-dramatic escalation.

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Spot the difference: the UK opts for continuity with post-Brexit agri-food tariff schedule

After decades of castigating the EU and its Common Agricultural Policy for being protectionist and closed off to global competition, the UK government has finally taken its opportunity to set its own agricultural tariffs to take effect in January 2021, when the current post-Brexit transition period expires.

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Agriculture gets protection under UK’s “Global Tariff” scheme for January 2021

The UK Government has today unveiled a post-Brexit trade regime called the “UK Global Tariff” (UKGT) which foresees 60% of trade coming into the UK being tariff-free on WTO terms or through existing preferential access from January 2021. However, the government stressed that it would maintain tariffs on agricultural products such as lamb, beef, and poultry to protect domestic producers.

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