About: animal feed

Agrifood 22-08-2018

German farmers to get €340m state aid for drought-caused harvest losses

Farmers in Germany who have suffered harvest losses of 30% or more due to the ongoing drought will get a total of €340 million in state aid, a half of the estimated damage, Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner told a press...
Agrifood 30-05-2018

EU farmers: Prevention is better than cure for sustainable livestock

Prevention is far better than cure when it comes to animal diseases and creation of sustainable livestock. Vaccination may play a role in reducing the need for antibiotics, but it needs to be accompanied by other "tools", like education and training, farmer representatives and EU politicians have told EURACTIV.
Agrifood 22-02-2018

Farmers defend biofuels as part of EU’s upcoming ‘protein strategy’

There is a need to maintain the EU's main source of protein feed that are the co-product of biofuels, the European farmers association Copa-Cogeca told EURACTIV.com as the Commission announced its intention to draw up an EU-wide "protein strategy".
Agrifood 18-10-2017

More than half of EU biodiesel made from imported crops, study finds

Some 53% of EU biodiesel is made with imported feedstock, according to a recent analysis of European Commission data by NGO Transport and Environment, and almost half of imported palm oil is burned in car engines.
Agrifood 02-10-2017

Phasing-out biofuels: What’s really at stake?

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The European Commission's proposal to limit the use of biofuels in transport has drawn heated reactions from farmers who have warned about the effects on jobs and the economy.
Agrifood 11-07-2017

CAP reform: From sustainable feed to sustainable food

The German-Hungarian ‘Soya Declaration’ finally gets us talking about what matters in CAP reform, write Olivier De Schutter, Oscar Rivas and Karin Nansen.
Biofuels 24-02-2017

Loaded terms in the bioeconomy

The use of emotionally misleading terms needs to be avoided if we are to have efficient policies, writes Zoltán Szabó.
Agrifood 22-06-2016

Animal health matters: Can EU legislation deliver?

Disease outbreaks such as Ebola and avian influenza serve as a stark reminder that human and animal health will always be inter-connected, writes Roxane Feller.
Agrifood 22-02-2016

CAP and animal welfare: Simply incompatible

Livestock production has been at the centre of the intensification in agriculture brought by Europe's Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), writes Olga Kikou. These policies have put farmers under pressure, and created conditions for overproduction, she says.

MEPs reject GM crop compromise ‘on technical grounds’

EU lawmakers rejected yesterday (13 October) a hard-won compromise which allows member states to decide for themselves whether or not to import Genetically Modified Organisms for use in food and animal feed.
Agrifood 24-04-2015

Germany sceptical of national import ban on GM foods

Despite overwhelming public disapproval of genetically modified crops, the Merkel government is reluctant to prohibit imports of GM soy and corn. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 10-03-2011

MEPs want to end ‘protein deficit’ for EU livestock

The European Parliament has called for current trade agreements on oilseed and protein crops to be reassessed in a drive to put to an end the EU's dependency on imports for feeding its livestock.
Agrifood 23-02-2011

EU experts approve trace GM in feed imports: Official

An EU committee voted yesterday (22 February) to allow traces of unapproved genetically modified (GM) material in animal feed imports, the European Commission said, in a bid to secure grain supplies to the import-dependent bloc.

EU farm chief pushes for biotech feed rules

EU Agriculture Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel yesterday (14 September) urged member states to draw up rules by the end of 2009 to restore soybean imports from the United States and secure adequate supplies of animal feed, despite a zero-tolerance policy towards unapproved genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in imported products.
Health 09-03-2006

EU to lift 10-year old ban on UK beef

The EU's veterinary experts have given the green light to lift the ban on UK exports of live cattle, beef and beef products. The ban, imposed as a result of 'mad cow disease', has been in force since March 1996.
Climate change 05-11-2004

Three EU countries react fast after discovering dioxin-contaminated feed

The Dutch, Belgian and German farm ministries have sealed off farms after discovering cancer-causing dioxin in animal feed. The issue will be discussed by the Commission to ensure the feed is not exported to further countries.
Agrifood 12-10-2001

EP and Council reach agreement on labelling of animal feed

The European Parliament and the Council reached an agreement on 10 October after conciliation talks on new rules for labelling the ingredients of compound animal feed.
02-02-2001

Parliament backs hormones ban proposal

European Parliament supports Commission's proposal to maintain ban on six hormones used as growth promoters in cattle
Agrifood 30-01-2001

NGOs demand labelling of GMOs in animal feed

Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth urge swift EU action on labelling of GMOs in animal feed