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Creating a #SustainableFoodSystem – The EU’s strategy

Creating a #SustainableFoodSystem – The EU’s strategy

| May 29, 2020

The EU’s food sustainability strategy aims to protect the environment and ensure healthy food for everyone, whilst ensuring farmers’ livelihoods. The food system, from production to consumption and waste, has a significant impact on the environment, health and food safety. With the Farm to Fork Strategy presented on 20 May 2020, the European Commission aims […]

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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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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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Fairness in #FoodSupplyChain – Commission proposes to increase price transparency

Fairness in #FoodSupplyChain – Commission proposes to increase price transparency

| May 24, 2019

Having banned unfair trading practices and improved producer cooperation, the Commission is today presenting the third element to improve fairness in the food supply chain by introducing greater transparency in the way prices are reported throughout the chain.  The European Commission today tabled a proposal that will make available crucial information on how prices are determined as agri-food […]

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#Food – Protecting farmers and small firms from unfair trading practices

#Food – Protecting farmers and small firms from unfair trading practices

| March 13, 2019

New rules set to crack down on unfair trading practices in the food sector ©AP images/European Union-EP Farmers and small food businesses are vulnerable to unfair trading practices. MEPs vote this week on new rules to help protect them. Unfair trading practices occur in all sectors, but are especially problematic in the food supply chain, […]

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