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Traceability and Supply Chain

Traceability & Supply Chain

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Commission launches “market observatory” for fruit and vegetables

The European Commission has this week launched a market observatory to provide the EU fruit and vegetables sector with market data and short-term analysis.



European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Danish report on climate impact of beef gets hotly disputed

A report out of Denmark stating that “alcohol, coffee and sweets are greater climate culprits than beef” has been heavily criticised by a number of organisations, partly because the study was funded by one of Denmark’s leading agriculture councils.

European Food Law Denmark

Production of imitation Italian cheese overtakes originals, Italian farmers report

Global production of non-original Parmigiano Reggiano and Grana Padano cheeses has surpassed the production volume of Italian originals thanks to the spread of imitations across all continents.

European Food Law US Food Policy

Government backs UK committee on labelling of vegetarian products

Calling vegetarian foods “sausages” or “burgers” is not a misleading practice, a UK minister has said this week, backing the opinion of a Parliamentary committee that looked into the matter earlier this year.



European Food Law Food Policy

Lithuanian MPs submit bill to introduce new tax on larger retailers

A group of Lithuanian lawmakers have submitted a draft bill to introduce a new tax on major retail chains.



European Food Law Food Policy

Europol-backed crackdown uncovers 302 victims of human trafficking in EU agriculture

A seven-country swoop led by France and backed by the European Union law enforcement agency (Europol) identified 302 potential victims of human trafficking to work in agriculture.

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Environment & Conservation

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CAP “clearly has a role to play” on diets, Commission official says

The European Commission has defended its upcoming ‘Farm to Fork’-strategy in response to calls by an advisory body for a comprehensive EU food policy.

EU International

Danish report on climate impact of beef gets hotly disputed

A report out of Denmark stating that “alcohol, coffee and sweets are greater climate culprits than beef” has been heavily criticised by a number of organisations, partly because the study was funded by one of Denmark’s leading agriculture councils.

European Food Law Denmark

Farmers “won’t be switching to organic agriculture” when they come off glyphosate

The approaching bans on the herbicide glyphosate in Austria, France, Germany and Luxembourg will not necessarily lead more farmers to embrace organic agriculture, both the German Farmers’ Union and the NGO Pesticide Action Network say.



European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Indonesia plans to challenge EU palm oil measure at WTO

The Indonesian Government seeks to file a case against the EU over palm oil at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in early November, a high-level official has revealed.

EU Indonesia

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: Wojciechowski wins over MEPs, US tariff fall out, JBS under the spotlight

A much-improved performance by Janusz Wojciechowski saw Poland’s EU agriculture Commissioner-designate convince members of the European Parliament’s AGRI committee that he is the right person for the job, following a second hearing last week.

CAP Budget and Financing

EU targets 20 of the most threatening plant pests

The European Commission has targeted the 20 most problematic plant pests in the EU to help member states better protect the environment, their agriculture sectors and citizens.

EU European Food Law
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Organics

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Food production is not increasing fast enough to feed the world - report

A new report released today says the world is not increasing agricultural productivity fast enough to sustainably meet the food, feed, fiber, and bioenergy needs of the planet’s population by 2050.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Farmers “won’t be switching to organic agriculture” when they come off glyphosate

The approaching bans on the herbicide glyphosate in Austria, France, Germany and Luxembourg will not necessarily lead more farmers to embrace organic agriculture, both the German Farmers’ Union and the NGO Pesticide Action Network say.



European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Swedish city shifts goal of sourcing only organic meat to sourcing only locally produced meat

The Swedish city of Gothenburg is dropping its goal, in place since 2011, of sourcing only organic meat for public operations, and replacing it with plans to source only locally produced meat.



European Food Law Sweden
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