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Anger at Loss of EU Scientific Advisor - 18 November 2014

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Tuesday 18th November 2014.
Gemma Hyland - TheCropSite Editor

Gemma Hyland



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Anger at Loss of EU Scientific Advisor

The European Commission is trying to figure out how they will fill the void of scientific advisor, after the post was abolished last week by EU Commission President Jean Claude Juncker.

Questions are now being asked on who will give advice on issues such as technology, innovation and development in agriculture. Read the full story here.

Also this week...

US soy exports hit record milestones. In the 2013/2014 marketing year, the United States exported over two billion bushels of US soy, valued at more than $30 billion.

MEPs voted on whether EU member states should be allowed to restrict, or ban, the cultivation of crops containing genetically modified organisms on their own territory - even if it is allowed at EU level.

My colleagues attended Eurotier in Hanover, Germany. You can read their coverage of the event here.

For more markets information, watch our weekly video from Mike Zuzolo. 

Have a great week!


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