About: pork

Agrifood 22-08-2017

British hepatitis outbreak linked to imported sausages

Thousands of shoppers may have caught the hepatitis E virus from pork products sold by a British supermarket, an investigation by Public Health England (PHE) has revealed.
Agrifood 19-12-2016

Farmers seek CAP reassurances from French presidential candidates

French farmers are eagerly awaiting their next president's agricultural programme. The next head of state, to be elected in May, will play a central role in reforming the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 13-09-2016

Campaign against surgical castration of piglets censored

An advertising company and a French departmental prefect have taken down posters criticising the surgical castration of male piglets, in an effort to protect "public order". Our partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.
Trade & Society 13-09-2016

A plea for science-based standards in TTIP

The EU’s preference for the “precautionary principle” over science-based decision-making is a barrier to transatlantic trade in the meat industry. TTIP and regulatory convergence would benefit both EU and US farmers, argues Barry Carpenter.
Agrifood 27-07-2016

Crisis-hit French farmers unconvinced by new CAP

French milk, pork and beef farmers are currently facing severe crises, and they fear that the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will not have the answers they need. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 19-04-2016

What is happening with the EU’s Russia sanctions policy?

The EU has recently experienced several digressions from its official line on sanctions against Russia. The growing frustration of European farmers with the sanction regime has prompted national politicians to undermine the EU’s position on Russia, writes Julius Lorenzen.
Agrifood 14-03-2016

France gathers Eastern allies to take on agricultural crisis

The EU’s eastern member states could throw their weight behind France’s calls for a temporary suspension of the rules of the internal market to counteract the agricultural crisis. EURACTIV France reports.
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.
Phil Hogan
Agrifood 16-02-2016

France fails to win immediate EU support on farming crisis

France failed to secure further relief measures for its struggling livestock farmers at a meeting of European Union agriculture ministers on Monday (15 February), as it tries to contain protests sparked by persistent low prices.
Agrifood 10-02-2016

Paris ups anti-Brussels rhetoric over farming row

France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls challenged Europe over the agricultural crisis on Monday (8 February), as farmers stepped up their protests against low meat prices. EURACTIV France reports.
Euro & Finance 03-02-2016

French pork farmers accuse Germany of VAT fraud

The French pork industry has lodged a complaint to the European Commission, accusing German farmers of VAT fraud worth €250 million. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 04-09-2015

Europe must come to grips with the CAP

The European Union has adopted a piecemeal approach to the crises hitting the bloc’s milk and livestock sector,  write Yves Madre and Luc Vernet.
Agrifood 26-08-2015

EU stockpiling does little to resolve agricultural crisis

French farming unions want a higher price for pork and milk, but the European Commission is instead exploring new markets to compensate for declining consumption in the EU. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 17-07-2015

Farmers look to EU food aid to boost meat market

French farmers are feeling the heat, as prices stagnate and bankruptcy threatens more and more businesses. EURACTIV France reports
Agrifood 23-02-2015

Brussels plans help for pork sector hit by Russian ban

Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan pledged on Sunday to take steps to support pork prices in an effort to help the industry, as it reels from a Russian import ban.
Agrifood 15-02-2013

EU gives ‘untimely’ OK to pork, poultry in fish feed

The European Commission has reapproved the use of reconstituted animal protein for use in fish feed from June 2013, in a move declared "untimely" by French deputy minister for food Guillaume Garot.

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