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GROWTH - 4 July 2022

NEW GENOMIC TECHNIQUES: MONTHLY NEWS

While the UK is adapting to implement the Precision Breeding bill that will allow for less strict regulation of genome editing, the European Committee on agriculture discussed with the Commission the state of the art of the revision of the EU legislation. The representative of DG SANTE said that the current legislation does not consider […]

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Our Work - 4 July 2022

FARM TO FORK STRATEGY: MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

After several months of delay compared to the original publication date, the Commission published its legislative proposal for a revision of the sustainable use of pesticides directive, in order to make the F2F target of reduction of these products legally binding, but having the member states to find ways of applying it. Despite some member […]

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TRADE - 20 June 2022

FREE TRADE AGREEMENT WITH NEW ZEALAND – WHERE IS THE GAIN FOR THE EU?

The European Commission has recently announced a renewed push to conclude the negotiations of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with New Zealand and Australia. The New Zealand case is paradigmatic, but what Farm Europe outlines below can be largely said about the FTA with Australia. New Zealand has no tariffs on imports of most products. […]

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FOOD CHAIN - 10 June 2022

LIVESTOCK IN THE EU – PERIODIC NEWS

The economic impact of the Russian-Ukrainian war continues to cause concern. The livestock sector is bearing the brunt of the general price increase, with energy costs and rising feed and fertiliser costs particularly affecting the sector. World dairy prices have recently fallen. This decline follows high price levels, and is also partly due to disposal problems in […]

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FOOD CHAIN - 6 May 2022

LIVESTOCK IN THE EU – PERIODIC NEWS

The crisis in Ukraine and its geopolitical consequences are leading to an increase in feed prices, production costs, energy and gas costs, which is putting a strain on European livestock farms. States continue to provide emergency aid to support farmers. Spain, which is particularly concerned by the consequences for monogastric farms, has set up several […]

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GROWTH - 3 May 2022

NEW GENOMIC TECHNIQUES: NGOS KEEP MEDIA ATTENTION HIGH

The scientific community has welcomed the results of more than 20 years of research that led to the completion of the sequencing of human genome. The discovery corrects thousands of structural errors in the previous reference genetic material. In the EU, NGOs (notably in Germany and Austria) are keeping the media attention high on the matter […]

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FOOD CHAIN - 3 May 2022

NUTRITION & HEALTH POLICIES: EFSA APPROVES NUTRIENT-PROFILING FOR FUTURE FOP LABEL

EFSA has published its final scientific opinion on nutrient profiling, an opinion that will influence the dossier of the front-of-package labelling initiative that the Commission is supposed to advance during the third semester of 2022. Furthermore, the same EU agency approved for human consumption a ‘novel food’ consisting in new protein-rich supplement. While a study […]

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RESILIENCE - 2 May 2022

FARM TO FORK NEWS: FOOD SECURITY DIVIDES THE COMMISSION

While the conflict between Russia and Ukraine is going on in the East of Europe, agricultural markets are still suffering its consequences, notably in the price raise of fertilizers and the possible shortages on the cereal markets. The EU institutions are discussing alternative solutions to the short-term problems that the conflict is creating within the […]

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