Biofuels made from food-and-feed crops do not meet the EU’s green taxonomy criteria, according to a European Commission proposal, a move biofuel makers said will hamstring Europe's ability to meet green transport goals.
The Commission wants national food-safety inspectors to receive harmonised training to ensure proper implementation of EU law and a high level of food safety and consumer protection. The task could be entrusted to an EU agency.
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.