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Traceability and Supply Chain

Traceability & Supply Chain

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'No-deal' Brexit could hit Denmark for billions in lost meat sales

Denmark’s meat sector will face a tough period of adjustment if the UK leaves the EU without an agreement. With lost sales to the UK likely to run into the billions, two new reports suggest adapting will be difficult – but not impossible – for Danish exporters.

Brexit Trade Agreements

Australia's border guards uncover ASF in travellers' meat products

Biosecurity checks on 152 meat products at entrance points into Australia found six which were contaminated with African Swine Fever (ASF).

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Many Norwegians not willing to change eating habits to decrease environmental footprint

A study carried out by Oslo Met University researchers found that Norwegians are generally not willing to change their eating habits in order to decrease their environmental footprint. Men are especially unwilling to make a change here.

European Food Law Norway

Report calls for transformation of global diets to deliver sustainable food systems

Diet and food production must radically change to improve health and avoid potentially catastrophic damage to the planet, a report published in the Lancet medical journal warns.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

UK agricultural organisations warn against the “catastrophic” fallouts of a no-deal Brexit

Agricultural organisations in the UK are becoming increasingly mobilized to warn the country's government of the grave dangers of a no-deal scenario on Brexit.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Nestlé speeds up shift from single-use plastic

Nestlé has stepped up its efforts to tackle plastic waste and meet its goal of make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, unveiling what it called a “broader vision and action plan.”

European Food Law US Food Policy
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Environment & Conservation

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French authority disputes court ruling that said it erred when assessing glyphosate product

The French food safety agency, the Anses, has contested the finding of the French Administrative Court in Lyon that the agency made an error of assessment by approving Bayer legacy company Monsanto’s herbicide, Roundup Pro 360 (glyphosate).

Europe France

Many Norwegians not willing to change eating habits to decrease environmental footprint

A study carried out by Oslo Met University researchers found that Norwegians are generally not willing to change their eating habits in order to decrease their environmental footprint. Men are especially unwilling to make a change here.

European Food Law Norway

Report calls for transformation of global diets to deliver sustainable food systems

Diet and food production must radically change to improve health and avoid potentially catastrophic damage to the planet, a report published in the Lancet medical journal warns.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Bolsonaro and Macri boost hopes for EU-Mercosur trade agreement

Hopes that an EU-Mercosur trade deal can be pushed over the line were revived today (January 16) as the Presidents of Argentina and Brazil voiced strong support for advancing the South American bloc's trade agenda.

EU Mercosur

Scots, Welsh to sue UK government for agri-food losses under Brexit ‘no deal’

The Scottish and Welsh departments of agriculture have piled further pressure on the UK government by promising to sue the UK Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) for “billions” of pounds if the UK leaves the EU on March 29 with no deal.

Brexit Rural Development

Malaysia angry at Norway's decision to ban palm oil based biofuels

Malaysian government officials have expressed their anger over Norway’s decision to ban imports of palm oil linked to deforestation for use in biofuels from 2020.

European Food Law Malaysia
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Organics

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France launches public consultation on pesticide reduction plan

France has begun a public consultation on its Ecophyto II+ plan, which is the latest version of the Ecophyto plan launched in 2008 to halve pesticide usage in the country.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

France has most sustainable food system, research group finds

An annual index indicates that France has the most sustainable food system in the world, followed by the Netherlands and Canada.

Environment and Conservation France

Coalition urges more strict application of EU agrochemical regulations

The EU has "one of the best" regulations for pesticides in the world, but it is not implemented in practice, says a new coalition of over 110 civil society organisations.

Europe European Food Law
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