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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Europe’s food safety system ‘overstretched’, auditors say

By |januar 15th, 2019|EFSA, European Food Safety Agency, European Food Safety Authority, Food safety, News|

The European Union’s food safety system is respected across the globe but it’s now “overstretched”, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) said in a report published on Tuesday (15 January), urging policymakers to bolster implementation capacity.

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German MEP: Politicians should trust EFSA, set aside their personal views

By |januar 7th, 2019|EFSA, glyphosate, glyphosate ban, neonicotinoids, News|

EU politicians should show trust in the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and put their personal opinions on food safety assessments on hold, centre-right MEP Peter Jahn told EURACTIV Germany in an interview.

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MEPs ready to negotiate EFSA’s transparency rule, but need to find a new negotiator

By |december 12th, 2018|EFSA, EU General Food Law, Food safety, News, transparency rules, Vytenis Andriukaitis|

The long and troubled parliamentary procedure to overhaul the current food transparency rules for European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) ended in an unexpected twist as the EPP’s rapporteur Renate Sommer asked to withdraw her name from the report just passed by the Parliament's plenary.

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