About: animal feed

Agrifood 04-04-2022

EU lawmakers call on Commission to end meat promotion amid Ukraine crisis

EU lawmakers across party groups have called on the European Commission to stop promoting meat consumption as the war in Ukraine impacts global food supply and leads to feed shortages in the EU.
Agrifood 14-03-2022

‘Invisible’ soy linked to deforestation hides in animal products, report shows

Despite relatively low immediate consumption, European citizens assume a high quantity of soy indirectly mostly because of its use as animal feed, a report commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has found.
Agrifood 10-03-2022

Commission reaffirms commitment to EU’s green goals in first food security meeting

The European Commission stood firm in its resolve to forge ahead with the EU’s sustainable food goals in the first expert meeting on food security this week, despite growing fears around food shortages caused by the war in Ukraine.
Agrifood 10-11-2021

Agricultural implications of the COP26 methane pledge

The agriculture sector, one of the world's most significant contributors of methane, will be directly impacted by the first global commitment to cut methane emissions by at least 30% below 2020 levels by 2030.
Agrifood 25-08-2021

Insects on the menu for pigs, poultry after EU approval

The European Commission has amended the EU's feed ban regulation to authorise the use of processed animal proteins derived from insects in poultry and pig feed, hoping to help create a "more sustainable feed chain", in line with its flagship food policy.
Agrifood 16-12-2020

Feed additives ‘key tool’ in achieving farming sustainability goals, say stakeholders

Feed additives hold enormous potential for reducing the environmental impact of the farming sector, but are not getting the attention they deserve according to farming sector and feed industry stakeholders, who are calling for more focus on the role of feed additives in contributing to sustainability goals.
Agrifood 13-05-2020

Insect-based feedstuffs hold ‘enormous potential’ for EU sustainability goals

With the presentation of the long-awaited Farm to Fork strategy due in the coming days, EURACTIV took a look at the potential that insects hold for contributing to the goals of the strategy and creating a more self-reliant, sustainable food system in the EU.
Agrifood 26-11-2018

EU protein strategy: Commission working against Europe’s interest?

The European Commission’s recent report on the future of EU protein strategy is a “missed opportunity” as it ignores domestic biofuels production, the EU ethanol industry has said.
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.

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.

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