In September 2021, the EU Parliament has rejected plans to reserve five specific groups of antibiotics for use in humans and largely ban them in animals. Developments concerning the avian flu and African Swine Fever are still closely monitored in the EU. At national level, a pig backlog and shortage of CO2 and workers are […]
The Summer months have been full of international attention to food policies: starting in July, with the to the UN Food System Pre-Summit held in Rome, where civil society, private sector businesses, decision-makers and other stakeholders met to discuss the issues of transforming the global food systems, in preparation to the Food System Summit to be held in September in New York. The FAO proposed a voluntary code of conduct for businesses for food losses and food waste, and published its report on the state of nutrition of the world, underlying the devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on hunger and malnutrition. At the European level, the EFSA opened a public consultation on minimum sugar levels in diet, and the European Parliament’s Special Committee on Beating Cancer adopted the first draft report of the EU Strategy on Beating Cancer.
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