FARM TO FORK NEWS: France gives new impulse on mirror clauses

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January marks the beginning of the six months rotating presidency of the Council for France. French Minister for agriculture exposed its priorities on the legislative initiatives, namely the advancement of the reciprocity clauses in international trade, the sustainable use of pesticides, and the initiative on carbon cycles. Wageningen University published a second study on the impact on the market of the Farm to Fork Strategy, confirming the decreasing trends already underlined by other similar analysis. These trends were discussed in a public debate in the European Parliament’s COMENVI.  The EP approved as well a report on animal welfare during transport, calling for increased protection of animals in several conditions. 

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