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#EFSA: Food safety – politics and science simply cannot mix

#EFSA: Food safety – politics and science simply cannot mix

| May 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Former US president Barrack Obama has shone a light on the combustive mix of technology, politics and climate and their impact on global security and food production. In a speech at the Seeds&Chips food conference in Milan, Obama gave a level headed presentation about the risks faced by the world if consumption habits and production […]

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#AnimalWelfare seen by Europe as priority to harness globalization

#AnimalWelfare seen by Europe as priority to harness globalization

Eurogroup for Animals strongly welcomes the inclusion of animal welfare in a Commission Reflection Paper on Harmonizing Globalization released on 10 May 2017. This is a step forward for EU Trade Policy and Animal Welfare, but it is not the end. Animal welfare is receiving increasing attention, but still insufficient attention in European trade policy. […]

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#CO2 in EU estimated to have slightly decreased in 2016 compared with 2015

#CO2 in EU estimated to have slightly decreased in 2016 compared with 2015

Eurostat estimates that in 2016 carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion decreased by 0.4% in the European Union (EU), compared with the previous year. CO2 emissions are a major contributor to global warming and account for around 80% of all EU greenhouse gas emissions. They are influenced by factors such as climate conditions, economic growth, size […]

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Western Mediterranean: Actions for the sustainable development of the #BlueEconomy

Western Mediterranean: Actions for the sustainable development of the #BlueEconomy

Today (19 April) the European Commission launches a new initiative for the sustainable development of the blue economy in the Western Mediterranean region. The region covers economic hubs like Barcelona, Marseille, Naples and Tunis. It also includes tourist destinations like the Balearic Islands, Sicily and Corsica. The sea’s biodiversity is under severe pressure with a […]

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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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Government using #Brexit as an excuse to sabotage vital environmental standards

Government using #Brexit as an excuse to sabotage vital environmental standards

A photographed document from the Department for International (DIT) has revealed the government is planning to water down Climate Change and wildlife regulations. Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder who has been pushing the European Parliament to toughen up laws against wildlife traffickers in Europe said: “The Tories are using Brexit as an excuse to sabotage […]

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