EU protein plan: will the cure be worse than the disease?

By |december 17th, 2018|animal feed, News, protein strategy|

On 17 December, EU agriculture ministers will discuss ideas published by the European Commission to reduce the amount of unsustainable overseas soy imported into the EU – by growing more here, writes Stanka Becheva.  

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EU protein strategy: Commission working against Europe’s interest?

By |november 26th, 2018|animal feed, bioethanol, conventional ethanol, corn, ethanol, News, protein strategy, Renewable Energy Directive|

The European Commission’s recent report on the future of EU protein strategy is a “missed opportunity” as it ignores domestic biofuels production, the EU ethanol industry has said.

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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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EU farmers: Prevention is better than cure for sustainable livestock

By |maj 30th, 2018|animal breeding techniques, animal disease, animal feed, animal welfare, Antimicrobial resistance, livestock, livestock diseases, News|

Prevention is far better than cure when it comes to animal diseases and creation of sustainable livestock. Vaccination may play a role in reducing the need for antibiotics, but it needs to be accompanied by other "tools", like education and training, f...

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Farmers defend biofuels as part of EU’s upcoming ‘protein strategy’

By |februar 22nd, 2018|animal feed, biodiesel, bioethanol, Copa-Cogeca, new plant breeding techniques, News, palm oil, Pekka Pesonen, Phil Hogan, Soya Declaration|

There is a need to maintain the EU's main source of protein feed that are the co-product of biofuels, the European farmers association Copa-Cogeca told EURACTIV.com as the Commission announced its intention to draw up an EU-wide "protein strategy".

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Commission’s formaldehyde U-turn shows need to separate science from politics, emotion [Sponsored]

By |november 28th, 2017|animal feed, formaldehyde, formalin, News, salmonella|

Chemicals, even naturally occurring ones, often sound scary and they certainly can be hazardous. But most, when appropriately managed, deliver significant benefits. Bleaches are important for cleaning and sanitation but we keep them out of reach of children. Petrol fuels our cars but we don’t bathe in it.

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More than half of EU biodiesel made from imported crops, study finds

By |oktober 18th, 2017|animal feed, biodiesel, News, palm oil, Transport & Environment, vegetable oils|

Some 53% of EU biodiesel is made with imported feedstock, according to a recent analysis of European Commission data by NGO Transport and Environment, and almost half of imported palm oil is burned in car engines.

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Phasing-out biofuels: What’s really at stake?

By |oktober 2nd, 2017|advanced biofuels, animal feed, biodiesel, Biofuels, Climate Change, conventional ethanol, corn, News, palm oil, wheat imports|

The European Commission’s proposal to limit the use of biofuels in transport has drawn heated reactions from farmers who have warned about the effects on jobs and the economy. As part of the proposed Renewable Energy Directive review, the EU executive introduced a cap on the contribution of conventional biofuels to transport from a maximum of […]

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CAP reform: From sustainable feed to sustainable food

By |julij 11th, 2017|animal feed, livestock, Meat, meat production, News, soy, Soya Declaration|

The German-Hungarian ‘Soya Declaration’ finally gets us talking about what matters in CAP reform, write Olivier De Schutter, Oscar Rivas and Karin Nansen.

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