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17 December 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Income Per EU Agricultural Worker Down by 4.3 Per Cent
EU - Real agricultural income in the European Union (EU) has fallen by 6.0 per cent in 2015 compared with 2014, while agricultural labour input has dropped by 1.8 per cent....
29 October 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Parliament Rejects National Bans on GM Feed
EU - The European Parliament has comprehensively rejected a European Commission plan to allow individual member states to ban genetically modified food or feed on their territories....
22 October 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union European GM Opt-Out Would Put Rural Jobs at Risk
EU - A feed industry assessment has suggested that an "opt-out" proposal for member states to be allowed to prohibit the use of GM feed in their countries would lead to reduced competitiveness...
15 October 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Politicians Agree to Strengthen Organic Rules
EUROPE - Organic farmers, processors, traders and importers must meet higher but realistic sustainability criteria and undergo strict food fraud checks to boost trust in the EU organic label,...
14 October 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Survey Highlights Consumer Misunderstanding of Food Waste
EU - A Flash Eurobarometer survey on food waste has confirmed that few Europeans understand the meaning of 'use by' and 'best before' dates....
25 August 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Most EU Food Waste Avoidable
EU - European consumers waste 16 per cent of all food reaching them, according to a new study from the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC)....
17 August 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Russian Ban on EU Agriculture – 12 Months On
EU - On 6 August 2014, Moscow announced an embargo on imports of a range of agricultural products from the EU, applicable from 7 August. One year on, it is clear that the EU agri-food sector...
18 May 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Announces New Scientific Advice Body
EU - The European Commission (EC) has announced that a new scientific advice body will be set up, so that Europe has timely access to high-quality, independent scientific expertise....
14 May 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union First Steps in CAP Simplification Announced
EU - A first set of concrete actions towards CAP simplification have been announced by EU Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan, on issues related to the guidelines for Direct...
11 May 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union New CEO for Findus Group Southern Europe
EUROPE - Findus Group has announced the appointment of Steven Libermann as CEO of Findus Southern Europe....
01 May 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Phosphorous Availability Higher in Some Sewage Than Chemical Fertiliser
EU - Phosphorus in sewage and manure could be more available to crops than previously thought, and these sources may even provide more than chemical fertilisers, suggests new research. ...
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Must Consider Global Food Security, say MEPs
EU - The EU should use the Milan Expo 2015 to encourage sustainable agronomic practices, promote fairness in the supply chain, and fight food waste and malnutrition, says a resolution voted by...
30 April 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Red Tape Removal Needed for Trade Talks Success
EU - During the ninth round of negotiations between the US and EU on a potential free trade agreement, european agricultural organisation Copa-Cogeca has said that red tape and technical barriers...
28 April 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Authorises 10 New GM Food Crops
EU - The European Commission (EC) has authorised ten new Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) for food or feed use, including varieties of maize and soybean....
23 April 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union More Freedom for EU to Decide on Use of GMO's for Food and Feed
EU - The EU Commission has presented the outcome of its review of the decision-making process for the authorisation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) as food and feed. ...
17 April 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Residue Levels in Food Falling Across EU
EU - The amount pesticides or veterinary drug residues found in meat and food products across Europe is falling and the majority of products pose no risk to public health....
16 April 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Future of Biofuels Use in MEPs’ Hands
EU - The NFU is urging UK MEPs to reject a draft law limiting the amount of crops involved in biofuel production which is to be presented to the European Parliament (EP) at the end of the month....
14 April 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Is EU Maize Losing its Competitiveness?
EU - EU maize has maintained its position as the most competitive EU feed grain, when compared with feed wheat and feed barley, since October....
13 April 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Mounting Evidence for Neonicotinoid Environmental Impact
EU - Evidence for the negative impact of neonicotinoid pesticides on the environment is rapidly increasing, according to a joint report from the European Academies of Science to the European...
09 April 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union New Way to Detect Peanut Contamination
EUROPE - Researchers from Spain and France have used a new type of technology to more accurately detect traces of peanut in foods, in a study published in the Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy....
31 March 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union New Soy Sourcing Guidelines Welcomed by AIC
EUROPE - New Soy Sourcing Guidelines from the European Compound Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC) have been recognised by The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) as an important...
24 March 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Calls for a Sustainable Food System in Europe
EU - The WWF is calling on the European Commission’s First Vice-President Frans Timmermans to develop a clear plan for a healthy and climate friendly European food system by 2030, in collaboration...
23 March 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Scientists Promote Climate-Smart Agriculture to Tackle Climate Change
FRANCE - Scientists and farmers must liaise, so that the necessary agricultural transitions can be implemented to face the challenges of climate change in in the coming years....
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Agriculture Council Discuss Harmonisation of Organic Farming
EU - The Agriculture and Fisheries Council recently held a public debate on a proposal for organic farming....
17 March 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union 2015 Cereals Harvest Shows 8 Per Cent Drop in EU Grains
EU - New estimates for EU cereals plantings in 2015 reveal EU cereals production is expected to drop by as much as eight per cent this year, compared to last year, mainly as a result of the new...
Crop Industry News from European Union Sharp EU Rapeseed Decline Expected as Result of Neonicotinoid Seed Ban
EU - New figures released by Copa-Cogeca reveal EU rapeseed production is expected to fall by as much as seven per cent this year, compared to 2014, mainly as a result of the neonicotinoid seed...
04 March 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Antimicrobial Resistant Foodborne Bacteria Levels Rising
ANALYSIS - Salmonella and Campylobacter show significant levels of resistance to common antimicrobials in humans and animals....
26 February 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Vote on Biofuels ‘Undermines Food Security’
EU - The latest vote by the European Parliament’s Environment Committee signifies a bad day for sustainable biofuels and damages renewable energy policy across Europe, the NFU has said. ...
16 February 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Strengthening Food Safety in Europe
EU - An upcoming conference on food safety hopes to build upon the high levels of cross-border cooperation achieved by the EU-funded FOODSEG project....
12 February 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union How Do Neonicotinoid and Fipronil Insecticides Harm Wildlife?
EU - Important insecticides, Neonicotinoid and fipronil, have a range of impacts on birds, mammals and fish, according to a new review of scientific literature....
 
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