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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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#Trade – #EUAgri-FoodExports continue growing at record pace

#Trade – #EUAgri-FoodExports continue growing at record pace

| July 23, 2019

The latest monthly agri-food trade report published on 22 July shows that a strong increase in exports observed from the beginning of the year continues. According to the latest monthly data available (May 2019), agri-food exports are now doing 13% better than a year ago. The best performing exports include pork meat, spirits and liqueurs, wine […]

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#Ireland – Leo Varadkar nominates Phil Hogan for a second term as Ireland’s commissioner

#Ireland – Leo Varadkar nominates Phil Hogan for a second term as Ireland’s commissioner

| July 10, 2019

Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed his intention to nominate Phil Hogan for a second term as Ireland’s member of the European Commission. Phil Hogan served as Agriculture and Rural Development commissioner in the current Commission and is considered to be a skilled negotiator and alliance builder. Speaking today (10 July) the Taoiseach said that […]

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#TartuCallForAHealthyLifestyle shows concrete results for EU citizens

#TartuCallForAHealthyLifestyle shows concrete results for EU citizens

| June 20, 2019

Two years after its launch, there is good progress in delivering on the Tartu Call to promote healthy lifestyles across the EU.  In the Tartu Call for a Healthy Lifestyle, Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Commissioner Tibor Navracsics, Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis and Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan made 15 commitments to promote healthy lifestyles through sport, […]

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