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UK farmers group backs call for allowing access to gene editing technology

By |maj 28th, 2020|Brexit, CRISPR, ECJ, gene editing, george eustice, GMO, GMO directive, National Farmers’ Union, new genomic techniques, new plant breeding techniques, News, uk agriculture bill|

The UK National Farmers Union (NFU) has backed calls made by a cross-party group for the new Agriculture Bill to allow British farmers to access to gene-editing technology post-Brexit. 

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Farm to Fork strategy softens stance on meat but backs alternative proteins

By |maj 22nd, 2020|animal welfare, coronavirus, COVID-19, cultured meat, Farm to Fork, meat alternatives, meat sector, News, plant-based diet, plant-based protein, Stella Kyriakides|

The EU's pivotal Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy, presented on Wednesday (20 May), softened its stance on meat compared to the previous draft versions but offered staunch support for alternative proteins, which campaigners said was the first step in the ri...

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New food policy to triple amount of agricultural land farmed organically by 2030

By |maj 20th, 2020|Copa-Cogeca, COVID-19, Farm to Fork, ifoam, News, organic, organic agriculture, Organic food, organic targets, seed sovereignty|

The EU's Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy has targeted 25% of agricultural land in the EU being organically farming by 2030, a three fold increase.

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Farm to Fork strategy aims to slash pesticide use and risk by half

By |maj 20th, 2020|alternatives to pesticides, biological pesticides, biopesticides, ECPA, Farm to Fork, News, organic farming, pesticide action network, pesticide reduction, pesticide targets, Pesticides, Stella Kyriakides, sustainable farming|

The long-awaited EU Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy published on Wednesday (20 May) unveiled a highly anticipated 50% target for the reduction of pesticide use and risk.

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Coronavirus outbreak exposing vulnerabilities in the EU meat sector

By |maj 19th, 2020|Copa-Cogeca, coronavirus, COVID-19, EFFAT, meat plants, meat sector, News|

After multiple outbreaks of coronavirus brought meat-processing plants to a standstill across the US, a similar trend has started to be seen across the EU, with potentially damaging consequences for the sector.

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Oxfam: COVID-19 vaccinations for vulnerable could cost fraction of top pharma’s yearly profits

By |maj 14th, 2020|coronavirus, coronavirus research, coronavirus vaccine, COVID-19, News, Oxfam, vaccines|

Oxfam is urging governments and pharmaceutical companies to guarantee that vaccines, tests, and treatments will be patent-free and equitably distributed to all nations and people, ahead of the World Health Assembly next week.

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Commission announces funding for COVID-19 diagnosis, treatment projects

By |maj 13th, 2020|coronavirus, COVID-19, diagnosis, EFPIA, Mariya Gabriel, News|

The European Commission announced on Tuesday (12 May) that eight research projects aimed at developing treatments and diagnostics for the coronavirus have been selected for funding in a fast-track call for proposals.

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Spanish MEP calls on EU to support agricultural sectors environmental progress

By |maj 13th, 2020|News|

Spanish MEP Izaskun Bilbao, member of the group Renew Europe in the EP, said in an interview with Efeagro this week that the COVID-19 pandemic requires immediate responses to help the EU’s agricultural and fisheries sector. She stressed that in...

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Insect-based foodstuffs hold ‘enormous potential’ for EU sustainability goals

By |maj 13th, 2020|animal feed, circular economy, Farm to Fork, food waste, foodstuffs, insects, News, organic agriculture|

With the presentation of the long-awaited Farm to Fork strategy due in the coming days, EURACTIV took a look at the potential that insects hold for contributing to the goals of the strategy and creating a more self-reliant, sustainable food system in t...

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Ethnic minorities at higher risk of contracting COVID-19, says new study

By |maj 7th, 2020|BME, coronavirus, COVID-19, News, NHS, risk factors, university of oxford|

In the largest study to date on the risk factors associated with COVID-19, researchers have found that people of Asian and Black ethnic backgrounds are at a higher risk of death from the virus, but were still unable to fully explain why.

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