Cultured meat could be on the EU market ‘as early as 2022’

By |januar 15th, 2020|animal farming, Climate Change, cultured meat, EFSA, intensive animal farming, meat alternatives, meat tax, News|

After environmentalist George Monbiot’s controversial “Apocalypse Cow” documentary recently suggested that we may soon see the end of all farming, EURACTIV took a look at cultured meat to see what it is and where we're at.

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Welfare of rabbits farmed in Europe not up to scratch, says EFSA

By |januar 9th, 2020|animal welfare, cages, ECI, EFSA, News, rabbit farms, rabbits|

The welfare of adult rabbits kept in conventional cage systems is worse than that of those housed in other systems used in the EU, EFSA has concluded in an extensive study which investigated rabbit welfare in the EU.

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EU to ban two ‘brain-damaging’ pesticides

By |december 9th, 2019|chlorpyrifos, chlorpyrifos-methyl, EFSA, News, organic, organophosphates, pesticide ban, pesticide regulation, Pesticides, ScoPaff|

Representatives from member states in the EU Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCOPAFF) voted to ban the controversial pesticides chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl from the EU market on Friday (6 December). Based on the statements from th...

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New scientific research offers hope for overcoming olive tree killer

By |oktober 31st, 2019|digital farming, EFSA, Horizon 2020, News, olive trees, plant pests, xylella fastidiosa, Xylella outbreak|

A number of promising results from innovative EU funded research presented at the recent scientific conference suggest that we might be one step closer to beating the olive trees killer Xylella fastidiosa.

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France launches public consultation on ‘pesticides-free zones’

By |september 10th, 2019|agricultural policy, Anses, EFSA, France, Health and Food Safety, News, Pesticides, security measures|

France's government has launched a public consultation about its measure related to creating relatively narrow pesticide-free zones around houses, which civil society sees as insufficient. EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'environnement reports.

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EU should celebrate but not remain complacent about food safety

By |junij 7th, 2019|Antimicrobial resistance, EFSA, European Food Safety Agency, Food safety, News|

As Europe celebrates World Food Safety Day for the first time, Bernhard Url welcomes the fact that every year, on June 7, the world’s attention will be drawn to the crucial role that food safety plays in our daily lives and to its importance in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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EFSA: No cure for olive plants pest, the whole EU is at risk

By |maj 15th, 2019|Bernhard Url, EFSA, News, olive trees, plant pests, Stephane Parnel, Vytenis Andriukaitis, xylella fastidiosa, Xylella outbreak|

In two opinions released on Wednesday (15 May), the EU Food Safety Agency confirmed that there is still no known way to eradicate the xylella fastidiosa from a sick olive tree. Control measures can contain the disease, but they have to be applied, EFSA's director told EURACTIV.

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EU’s FAO candidate champions producing ‘more and better’

By |januar 29th, 2019|EFSA, FAO, food production, France, gene editing, News, Pesticides|

There is no universal solution to producing more and better produce, according to the former head of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), who is now running to become director general of the UN's food and agriculture agency (FAO).

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Greens save glyphosate from EU ban calls, as deal with EPP triumphs

By |januar 17th, 2019|EFSA, glyphosate, glyphosate ban, News, pest committee, pesticide, Roundup|

The Greens in the European Parliament have blocked an amendment calling for the ban of Monsanto's controversial weedkiller, as part of a broader political deal with the centre-right European People's Party (EPP) to back a report calling for a rethink of the EU's pesticide approval system.

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Four things to watch ahead of final EU vote on pesticides

By |januar 16th, 2019|ECR, EFSA, glyphosate, News, pesticide|

European Parliament lawmakers will today (16 January) vote on a non-binding report calling for a rethink of the EU’s authorisation procedure for pesticides. 

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