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FOOD CHAIN - 21 January 2022

Italy: CAP Strategic PLan 2023-27

Strategic priorities: organic farming and livestock  The Plan recognizes the importance of organic farming to contribute to the achievement of all environmental objectives; indeed, the sector is allocated about 2.5 billion euro in the five-year period within the rural development. The allocation already foreseen by rural development (1.5 billion euros) is in fact integrated with […]

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FOOD CHAIN - 5 January 2022

LIVESTOCK IN THE EU – PERIODIC NEWS

Rising production costs for all agricultural sectors, particularly livestock, are a concern. Many sectors are demanding higher producer prices and improved farm incomes. Opportunities have developed for some UK livestock sectors as a result of Brexit. In Ireland, however, the vote by MEPs to ban the transport of very young animals is described as a […]

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FOOD CHAIN - 4 January 2022

NUTRITION & FOOD POLICIES: NUTRI-SCORE ACCUSED TO DISTORT MARKET

The BECA Committee on Beating Cancer has finally approved the report on the European strategy to fight against cancer. Nutrition is not addressed as much, despite the important role that plays in preventing some type of cancers. Lab-grown meat industry, at the same time, is on the rise, with more million invested in the business […]

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FOOD CHAIN - 3 January 2022

FARM TO FORK NEWS: CARBON & SOIL STRATEGIES PUBLISHED

In the two past months the European Commission has proposed two legislative initiative packages, notably the Carbon farming initiative and the Soil strategy. The former is about creating a remunerative system for farmers to incentivise the stock of carbon into soil, borrowing the logic of the ETS system already into place; while the former is […]

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GROWTH - 3 January 2022

NEW GENOMIC TECHNIQUES: COUNCIL HESITATES

During the last reunion of the year of the Environmental Council of the EU, Ministers showed to be more resistant to modification of the current GMO legislation, notably in a note advanced by the Austrian delegation calling on the precautionary principle to be applied. At the same time, the Commission still reiterates its commitment to […]

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GROWTH - 6 December 2021

NEW GENOMIC TECHNIQUES: GREEN MINISTER IN GERMANY

In November the negotiations talks on the new government coalition in Germany brought their fruits and a new German agriculture minister from the Green Party, Cem Özdemir, has been confirmed. In the coalitions’ agreement the topic of genetic engineering does not seem to be a priority. On the other side of the Atlantic, the US […]

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Our Work - 2 December 2021

EU Soil Strategy for 2030 – 
Reaping the benefits of healthy soils for people, food, nature & climate

On November 17, 2021, the European Commission published the EU Soil Strategy for 2030, a non-legislative document that addresses the issue of soil health. It is a document that outlines a framework and voluntary or legally binding actions that the Commission intends to undertake to protect, restore and sustainably use European soil. The strategy concretely […]

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GROWTH - 7 November 2021

NEW GENOMIC TECHNIQUES: COMMISSION OPEN ON FEEDBACK

October has marked the first step in the opening of the revision of the European legislation on GMOs, with the European Commission’s feedback period opened to receive the opinion of the European stakeholders on the matter. More than 70 000 feedbacks have reached the Commission offices, mainly for German and French citizens. Also, the European […]

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