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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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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FOOD CHAIN - 13 April 2022

LIVESTOCK IN THE EU – PERIODIC NEWS

The crisis in Ukraine is having a major impact on the livestock sector, particularly through the rise in input prices and the shortage of certain feeds. The first consequences are higher production costs on all markets and higher inflation. Thus, not only farmers, but also processors in the sector and consumers are affected by this […]

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FOOD CHAIN - 5 April 2022

FARM TO FORK NEWS: WAR IN UKRAINE HINDERS F2F AND DIVIDE INSTITUTIONS

The war in Ukraine has opened discussions on targets of the Farm to fork strategy, with institutional figures taking opposite sides. Notably, the Commission (Timmermans, Kyriakides) is still defending the objectives of this strategy, arguing that the renewed call on EU independence from, for instance, fertilizers and pesticides imports is very topical and that the […]

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FOOD CHAIN - 5 April 2022

NUTRITION & FOOD POLICIES: TIME FOR A REAL EU NUTRITION STRATEGY

In the context of the French presidency of the EU and the upcoming French presidential elections, two French doctors called for the next President to establish a real, coherent, and efficient European nutrition strategy that should find its basis in education and, notably schools as a tool to address the obesity pandemic and reverse the trends in childhood […]

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