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Will IARC revisit its #glyphosate monograph?

Will IARC revisit its #glyphosate monograph?

| June 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Fresh revelations have raised the heat on the European Commission’s decision last month to re-initiate the procedure for extending the market authorization for the popular weed killer glyphosate. A recent investigation by Reuters revealed that the International Agency on Cancer Research (IARC) failed to take into account the findings of a major study that found […]

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#EuropeanInventorAwards: New hope for future of planet after Trump’s withdrawal from climate deal

#EuropeanInventorAwards: New hope for future of planet after Trump’s withdrawal from climate deal

| June 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

For the Munich-based European Patent Office (EPO), the withdrawal of US President Donald Trump from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change is not the end of the world. The president of the 38-member-state European public institution, Benoît Battistelli, said: “Innovation is the most effective way to find solutions for problems related to climate change,” during […]

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#EUClimate Law rapporteur Gerbrandy: ‘Europe acts on its climate commitments, with or without Trump’

#EUClimate Law rapporteur Gerbrandy: ‘Europe acts on its climate commitments, with or without Trump’

Today (14 June), the European Parliament plenary meeting adopted its report on a law implementing the Paris agreement with concrete measures for emission cuts. The law covers close to two third of EU carbon emissions. The plans were backed by MEPs, following a debate on the announced U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.  MEP Gerbrandy, […]

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European Parliament President Tajani: ‘The #ParisAgreement is alive and we will take it forward’

European Parliament President Tajani: ‘The #ParisAgreement is alive and we will take it forward’

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani (pictured) has reacted to the announcement by US President Donald J. Trump to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change. “Pacta sunt servanda. The Paris Agreement must be respected. It is a matter of trust and leadership” said European Parliament President Antonio Tajani (EPP, IT). “This agreement is alive and […]

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#EFSA: Quo Vadis, glyphosate?

#EFSA: Quo Vadis, glyphosate?

| June 2, 2017 | 2 Comments

The battle over the fate of the widely used glyphosate herbicide is heating up in the European Union. Most commonly known under its commercial name Round-Up, the substance has been the main topic of discussion in the European Parliament and the European Commission this week, after the European executive’s 17 May decision to restart the procedure […]

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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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