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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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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SUSTAINABILITY - 13 April 2022

WINE NEWS: WAR THREATENS THE SECTOR

In the face of the conflict in Ukraine, the month of March was punctuated by government announcements of new sanctions against Russia, and decisions by businesses and citizens to boycott certain products from Russia. The conflict is nevertheless threatening the production of certain crops, notably barley, for which producers fear a shortage and warn of […]

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GROWTH - 5 April 2022

NEW GENOMIC TECHNIQUES: A TWO-SPEED EUROPE

While in Italy and in France, the scientific community is calling on their governments to ease the regulation on plants derived from new genome techniques and that times are ready to move forward, in England the Parliament has approved legislation that ease the acceptance of gene-editing field trials, and Kenya adopts guidelines on genome-editing techniques […]

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