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Hi-tech cooperation between #China and #EU has huge potential

Hi-tech cooperation between #China and #EU has huge potential

| February 9, 2020

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), sometimes referred to as the New Silk Road, is one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects ever conceived. Launched in 2013 by President Xi Jinping, the vast collection of development and investment initiatives would stretch from East Asia to Europe, significantly expanding China’s economic and political influence – writes […]

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Transforming the #GlobalFoodSystem one byte at a time

Transforming the #GlobalFoodSystem one byte at a time

| January 17, 2020

Few areas of our lives remain untouched by new, emerging technologies and growing levels of digitalization, writes Benjamin Addom, Team Leader, ICTs for Agriculture, Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation (CTA). The way we work, travel, interact and access public services have all been transformed by smart devices, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), […]

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Commission authorizes eight #GeneticallyModifiedProducts for food and feed uses

Commission authorizes eight #GeneticallyModifiedProducts for food and feed uses

| November 29, 2019

The Commission has authorized eight Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), all for food/feed uses (maize MZHG0JG, maize MON 89034 x 1507 x NK603 x DAS-40278-9, maize MON 89034 x 1507 x MON 88017 x 59122 x DAS-40278-9, maize Bt11 x MIR162 x MIR604 x 1507 x 5307 x GA21, the renewals of soybean MON 89788 and […]

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#BorisJohnson has clear path to watering down key #FoodRegulations in pursuit of UK/US trade deal, warns #UKTPO

#BorisJohnson has clear path to watering down key #FoodRegulations in pursuit of UK/US trade deal, warns #UKTPO

| September 11, 2019

The UK public faces the prospect of watered-down food regulations after Brexit with Parliament having little say, the UK Trade Policy Observatory (UK TPO) is warning. New analysis by legal experts at the University of Sussex-based UK TPO warns that stringent regulation, which currently restricts some of the more controversial US food produce from UK […]

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#Milk, #Fruits and #Vegetables distributed to schoolchildren thanks to EU programme

#Milk, #Fruits and #Vegetables distributed to schoolchildren thanks to EU programme

| September 3, 2019

With the start of a new school year, the EU school fruit, vegetables and milk scheme will resume in participating EU countries for 2019-2020. The EU school scheme aims at promoting healthy eating and balanced diets through the distribution of fruit, vegetables and milk products while also proposing educational programmes on agriculture and good nutrition. […]

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European Union and United States sign agreement on imports of #HormoneFreeBeef

European Union and United States sign agreement on imports of #HormoneFreeBeef

| August 5, 2019

The European Union and the United States, represented respectively by EU Ambassador to the United States Stavros Lambrinidis, Deputy Head of Mission for the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU Jani Raappana and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer have signed in Washington D.C. an agreement reviewing the functioning of an existing quota to […]

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Commission authorizes nine #GeneticallyModifiedProducts for food and feed uses and one as ornamental cut flower

Commission authorizes nine #GeneticallyModifiedProducts for food and feed uses and one as ornamental cut flower

| July 29, 2019

The Commission has authorized ten Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs): seven for food and feed uses (cotton GHB614xLLCotton25xMON1598, maize 5307, maize MON 87403, maize 4114, maize MON87411, maize Bt11xMIR162x1507xGA21, soybean MON87751), two renewed authorizations also for food and feed (oilseed rape Ms8xRf3 and maize 1507xNK603) and one carnation as ornamental cut flower. All of these Genetically […]

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