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#China accelerates reform to boost senior service industry

#China accelerates reform to boost senior service industry

| April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

China will mobilize social forces to participate in the development of elderly care industry, lower the institutional cost for entrepreneurship and create a fair development environment, according to a policy paper released by relevant Chinese authorities recently, writes Li Ning. The Notice on Accelerating the Reform on the Entry, Supervision and Service Level of the […]

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Football clubs and associations ‘turn blind eye’ to professional players’ #doping

Football clubs and associations ‘turn blind eye’ to professional players’ #doping

| April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Newly released leaks about doping in football have re-ignited debate about the sport’s continuing denial of the problem. In the past, some footballers have argued that taking banned substances is not a risk worth taking on the grounds that even if such substances improve performance they negatively affect other physical capacities. But this has merely […]

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Imports of #organic products subject to new EU electronic certification system

Imports of #organic products subject to new EU electronic certification system

A new system of electronic certification to better monitor imports of organic products becomes applicable tomorrow (19 April), making the EU a global leader in traceability and in the collection of reliable data on trade of these products. This pioneering e-certification system will contribute to enhancing food safety provisions and reducing potential fraud. It will […]

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How many #pesticides did you eat today? Plenty according to European Food Safety Authority

How many #pesticides did you eat today? Plenty according to European Food Safety Authority

Forty four percent (43.9%) of all European food was tested positive for pesticide residues according to the 2015 pesticide residues report of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), published yesterday[1] (12 April). And this number is increasing comparing to previous years (see Figures). Whether we like it or not, pesticides have become one of the […]

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Proposals for cutting #FoodWaste

Proposals for cutting #FoodWaste

Environment MEPs put forward a number of possible measures to cut the EU 88 million tonnes per year food waste by half by 2030 on Tuesday (11 April). MEPs called on the European Commission to lift existing restrictions on food donations and stressed a solution is needed for the confusion created for many consumers by […]

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EU to work with #Mediterranean partners on research and innovation – informal deal with EP

EU to work with #Mediterranean partners on research and innovation – informal deal with EP

The Maltese Presidency today (11 April) struck a provisional deal with the European Parliament on the participation of the EU in a partnership to develop innovative solutions for sustainable water provision and management and food production in the Mediterranean region. The initiative, known as PRIMA (Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area), will […]

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Curious case of #alcohol labelling in the EU

Curious case of #alcohol labelling in the EU

| April 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

European case of alcohol labelling is a good example of the results of industry lobby and effects of vested interests. An example where a logical decision is avoided and postponed without any serious explanation. It should be a wake-up call for both European Parliament and Commission to highlight alcohol policy and understand that without decisions, […]

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