Contaminated meat scandal exposes Germany’s food safety flaws

By |oktober 15th, 2019|Agrifood, consumer protection, Essen, European Food Safety Authority, foodstuffs, Foodwatch, Germany, meat production, News, Nutrition and health|

Three people died because bacteria-contaminated food from a meat producer was sold on the European market. Although the authorities knew about the bacterial discovery, the company was only closed after two weeks. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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World’s sixty largest meat, dairy and fish farms ranked in new sustainability index

By |september 5th, 2019|agriculture, Agrifood, antibiotics, climate protection, CO2 emissions, Emmanuel Macron, Fairr, fertiliser, France, Germany, meat production, News|

A group of concerned investors has examined the sustainability of the world's largest fattening farms and dairy factories that supply the global food industry. And the results aren't mouth-watering, EURACTIV Germany reports.

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EU Commission to crack down on recalcitrant member states over neonicotinoids

By |februar 26th, 2019|Agrifood, bees, Environmental NGOs, European Commission, insects, neonicotinoids, News, pesticide regulation, pesticide use|

The European Commission will trigger a never-before-used option against two member states over the abuse of so-called "emergency authorisations" for neonicotinoids, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis said in a letter sent to NGOs dated 19 February and seen by EURACTIV.

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New EU bioeconomy strategy widens scope to solve more cycle problems

By |oktober 23rd, 2018|Agrifood, biochemicals, bioeconomy, European Commission, FoodDrinkEurope, John Bell, News, Phil Hogan|

The European Commission's new strategy is seeking to create a sustainable bioeconomy and build a carbon-neutral future. Rather than just find a replacement for petroleum-based products, the strategy addresses broader cyclic challenges, including food a...

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European leaders urged to act on soil sustainability

By |september 26th, 2018|Agrifood, energy and environment, land use, land use change, News, soil directive, soil protection|

Soils play a key role in regulating the earth's climate, sustaining agriculture and preserving biodiversity. Yet they have fallen down the EU policy agenda even though tools exist to reverse that trend, according to a new report published today (26 Sep...

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Sales of glyphosate sink to 13-year low in Germany

By |september 6th, 2018|Agrifood, Germany, glyphosate, herbicides, News|

Sales of the world’s most commonly used weed killer glyphosate in Germany reached 3,800 tonnes in 2016 - the lowest level in 13 years, Spiegel Online reported, quoting governmental documents.

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Consumer group urges Germany to stop opposing colour coded nutrition labeling

By |avgust 24th, 2018|Agrifood, food labeling, France, Germany, Health, News, nutri-score, UK|

Consumer organisation Foodwatch has called on German Minister of Food and Agriculture Julia Klöckner to give up her opposition to a Nutri-Score food labelling scheme, after Belgium announced this week it will introduce such a label, following similar moves from the UK and France.

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German farmers to get 340 million euro state aid for drought-caused harvest losses

By |avgust 22nd, 2018|Agrifood, animal feed, Climate Change, drought, milk, News|

Farmers in Germany who have suffered harvest losses of 30% or more due to the ongoing drought will get a total of €340 million in state aid, a half of the estimated damage, Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner told a press...

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The moment for a future-proof EU agriculture and food policy is now

By |maj 29th, 2018|Agrifood, CAP reform, direct payments, food sustainability, News|

The next reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) should bring agricultural and food policies out of their respective silos and aligns actions across different areas in support of building sustainable food systems, write Sirpa Pietikainen and Bart Staes.

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Soil is the underrated issue of food waste challenge, says World Biogas Association boss

By |maj 22nd, 2018|Agrifood, climate change mitigation, food waste, News, SDGs, soil quality|

Food waste processed via anaerobic digestion can significantly improve nutrient recovery in the soil, and the process may have significant use in sustainable agriculture and in fighting climate change, David Newmann, president of the World Biogas Assoc...

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