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Coronavirus – How should the EU respond?

By |februar 25th, 2020|coronavirus, COVID-19, Italy, janez Lenarcic, MERS, News, SARS, Stella Kyriakides, Virus|

With the most recent outbreak of coronavirus, now known by its official name COVID-19, announced over the weekend in Italy, the EU is taking precautions to stem the spread of the virus. And as of 24 February, 178 cases of...

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Coronavirus – How should the EU respond?

By |februar 25th, 2020|coronavirus, Italy, janez Lenarcic, MERS, News, SARS, Stella Kyriakides, Virus|

With the most recent outbreak of coronavirus, now known by its official name COVID-19, announced over the weekend in Italy, the EU is taking precautions to stem the spread of the virus. And as of 24 February, 178 cases of...

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NFU Chief: New immigration policy could ‘severely impact UK farming sector’

By |februar 19th, 2020|Brexit, immigration, News, seasonal workers, UK agriculture|

The UK government has come under fire from farmers and industry groups for failing to adequately consider the impact of its proposed new immigration policy on the UK agricultural sector.

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Struggling beekeepers undercut by cheap honey imports, says new report

By |februar 17th, 2020|beekeepers, Copa-Cogeca, honey, honey imports, honey producers, News|

European honey producers are calling for an emergency action plan to be put in place to keep the sector, pointing to a drop in production across the EU and a rise in cheap imports.

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DG AGRI backs new breeding techniques for pest management

By |februar 14th, 2020|alternatives to pesticides, biopesticides, Biotechnology, EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy, Greenpeace, integrated pest management, new breeding techniques, News, Pesticides|

Tasos Haniotis, the deputy director-general at European Commission's DG AGRI, views new breeding techniques as a way to manage pests in agriculture, according to a leaked document seen by EURACTIV.com.

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Controversy over new limits on spraying pesticides

By |februar 12th, 2020|News|

Agricultural unions have met French president before the annual salon de l’agriculture, starting on February the 22nd in Paris, to discuss a new law banning the spraying of pesticides within 5 or 10 metres of homes. The organisations oppose the...

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New study provides ‘robust evidence’ that sugar tax effective health measure

By |februar 12th, 2020|health and consumers, healthy diets, News, obesity, soft drinks, sugar, sugar tax, sugary drinks|

Soft drinks manufacturers in the UK have lowered the sugar levels in their drinks after the government introduced the Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL) in April 2018 to help combat childhood obesity and related conditions such as diabetes and heart dise...

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Mutagenesis techniques must be subject to GMO regulation, says French court

By |februar 11th, 2020|Biotechnology, gene editing, GMO, GMO directive, mutagenesis, new plant breeding techniques, News|

The French government has been ordered to adapt its policy on plants developed using a new plant breeding technique (NPBTs), called mutagenesis, in order to adhere to stricter rules for genetically modified organisms (GMOs), a French court ruled on Fri...

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Integrated pest management should be linked to CAP payments, say auditors

By |februar 6th, 2020|alternatives to pesticides, biological pesticides, court of auditors, European Court of Auditors, European Green Deal, Farm to Fork, News, organic, organic agriculture|

The European Commission has been unable to adequately measure and reduce either the effects or the risks from pesticides due to a lack of rigorous and suitable data, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors, released on Wednesday (5 January). 

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‘This is personal’: Von der Leyen launches EU’s Beating Cancer Plan

By |februar 5th, 2020|artificial intelligence, beating cancer plan, cancer, cancer treatment, Horizon 2020, News, research and innovation, Stella Kyriakides, Ursula von der Leyen|

The President of the European Commission launched an EU-wide public consultation on Europe's Beating Cancer Plan on Tuesday (4 February), announcing an EU-wide "open health data space" in support of research, prevention and cure.

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