Agrifood news this week
No needless overlap between F2F and circular economy plans, Sinkevicius says
EU environment chief Virginijus Sinkevičius insists there will be no unnecessary overlap between the new circular economy plan and the Farm to Fork strategy (F2F), as new EU food policy will be focused more on the agricultural and food production side. Read more here.
No evidence of COVID-19 transmission through food, says EFSA
The European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) has concluded that there is currently “no evidence that food is a likely source or route of transmission” of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Read more here.
MEPs urge exceptional measures to compensate US tariffs on EU foodstuffs
More than 50 EU Parliament lawmakers have co-signed a letter calling on the European Commission to take exceptional measures in support of agri-food sectors targeted by punitive US import tariffs. Gerardo Fortuna has the story.
Meat sector “must adapt to climate change or face ruin”, new analysis finds
A new climate ’scenario analysis’ on the meat sector has found that the industry stands to lose billions in the event of the IPCC’s scenario of a 2°C warmer world. Natasha Foote reports.
Are Europeans ready for an insect-based diet?
While insect-based foods have so far been a niche product, they are viewed as a highly promising solution to the challenges facing the food industry. Although new EU regulations should pave the way for these products, European eating habits will have to change too. EURACTIV Germany reports.