Andriukaitis: Europe should take lead in science-based plant innovation

By |december 4th, 2019|gene editing, GMO directive, GMOs, new plant breeding techniques, News, plant breeding, Vytenis Andriukaitis|

The EU is leading the science-based fight against climate change and it will also lead on science-based plant innovation, writes former EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis.

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Andriukaitis questions live animal transport after Romanian sheep tragedy

By |november 26th, 2019|animal transport, animal welfare, News, Vytenis Andriukaitis|

EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis called on the next EU executive to include animal welfare in the new Green Deal following a tragedy in which almost 15,000 sheep drowned in the Black Sea off Romania's coast.

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Superbugs: last call for action

By |november 17th, 2019|Antimicrobial resistance, News, superbugs, Vytenis Andriukaitis|

‘Autumn is the season of the soul’, wrote Virginia Woolf. She was right, autumn brings with it the beautiful changing colours. By the same token, but in a less romantic fashion, the fall also brings bacteria and viruses that are not only quick to spread but are highly contagious, write Vytenis Andriukaitis and Kato Katsunobu.

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Andriukaitis: 100-year old production models cannot achieve food sustainability

By |oktober 16th, 2019|Biotechnology, FAO, GMO, GMO directive, GMOs, ifoam, new plant breeding techniques, News, plant breeding, Vytenis Andriukaitis|

According to the UN, the amount of food produced globally needs to double to feed a rising world population. Policymakers are poring over ways to ensure the sustainability of food systems while emerging new technologies, promising to tackle climate cha...

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Outgoing Commissioner Andriukaitis suggests disbanding EU alcohol forum

By |oktober 9th, 2019|Alcohol, Big Alcohol, EU Alcohol Strategy, News, Vytenis Andriukaitis|

The EU Alcohol and Health Forum (EAHF), which aims to tackle alcohol-related harm, should come to an end because its stakeholders have not been able to find common ground, the outgoing EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis has said.

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Andriukaitis raps Bulgaria for failing to act against swine fever

By |julij 25th, 2019|agriculture, Bulgaria, Food safety, News, pigmeat, swine fever, Vytenis Andriukaitis|

The inadequate reaction of Bulgaria's authorities to a huge outbreak of swine fever puts at risk the entire pig population of the country, the EU Commissioner for health, food and safety has told the Bulgarian National Radio ‘Horizont’ programme.

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EU Commissioner likens new UK PM Johnson to Boris Yeltsin

By |julij 24th, 2019|Boris Johnson, Boris Yeltsin, Brexit, EU, European Commission, News, Soviet Union, UK, USSR, Vytenis Andriukaitis|

The UK's new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, shares "a way of doing politics" with the former Russian President Boris Yeltsin, including offering "many unrealistic promises, ignoring economic rationales and rational decisions," European commissioner for health Vytenis Andriukaitis has said.  

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Civil society abandons EU Commission’s anti-obesity forum

By |julij 3rd, 2019|diet, News, Nutrition and health, Vytenis Andriukaitis|

A number of public health NGOs have decided to leave the European Commission-led EU Platform for Diet, Physical Activity and Health, in protest at the lack of progress in combatting obesity and related diseases.

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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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5 Star ‘very surprised’ by EU health chief’s jab at Italy on vaccination

By |februar 22nd, 2019|Five Star Movement, measles, News, Piernicola Pedicini, Roberto Burioni, vaccination, vaccination coverage, Vytenis Andriukaitis|

EU health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis pointed the finger at the Italian government on Tuesday (19 February), saying decisions on vaccination should be based on science rather than "fake news".

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