Policy Briefing FOOD CHAIN, NUTRITION AND WELLBEING. A CALL FOR EU COHERENCE. October 2017 INTRODUCTION. The European agro food model is constantly evolving and improving, and its relationship with health issues is becoming growingly important. Usually this relationship is perceived mostly in negative terms, or at least in a quiet unidirectional way – nutrition issues-, […]
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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