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Agrifuels 08-03-2022

Discrepancy in British and Irish used cooking oil imports raises biofuel fraud concerns

A new analysis suggests more Malaysian used cooking oil was exported to Britain and Ireland than was collected in the country, raising fears that banned substances are being fraudulently passed off as the in-demand biofuel feedstock.
Agrifood 29-10-2019

Brave new food world

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At the dawn of a new legislative term, Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen seems determined to increase the ambition on a new integrated food strategy that will involve the entire food supply chain, from farm soils to supermarket shelves.
Agrifood 24-04-2018

EU governments, businesses, consumers must work together to demand sustainable fisheries

As the seafood industry enters an era that many experts say will bring growing demand and dwindling supply, every player in the supply chain must work to advance sustainability and end illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, writes Amanda Nickson.
The Commission and Member States should start looking carefully at the developments in blockchain technology.
copyright 28-11-2017

Benifei: Embed blockchain in copyright reform

Blockchain technology can provide a win-win-win between the fight against censorship, verified traceability of digital artworks, and a fair remuneration for its creators. The copyright reform debate is a good opportunity to embed blockchain and create a better regulatory framework, argues Brando Benifei.
Health 13-06-2016

New medical devices rules should avoid ‘unnecessary’ red tape, industry says

The implementation of new rules on medical devices should avoid extra burdens and unnecessary bureaucracy, health industry officials have told EURACTIV.com.
Agrifood 13-05-2016

Farmers: Mercosur deal will hit EU agricultural exports ‘tremendously’

EU farmers are concerned about recently re-launched trade negotiations with Mercosur trade bloc, claiming that European agricultural exports will be negatively affected.
Agrifood 12-02-2015

Paris gets behind Parliament resolution on meat labels

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution calling on the Commission to introduce mandatory labeling of the origin of all meats used in ready-prepared meals. Paris has expressed its strong support for the resolution. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 10-02-2015

Parliament divided over meat labels

Most of the parties in the European Parliament want to see stricter labeling of the meat used in ready meals, but the implementation costs remain uncertain. EURACTIV France reports
Health 15-04-2004

GM or not GM? Consumers have the choice from 18 April

The new EU legislation on labelling and traceability of GMOs will enter into force on 18 April. All stakeholders agree that this is an important step towards better consumer information and choice.
Health 03-07-2003

MEPs open the door to lifting of GMO moratorium; make labelling compulsory

The European Parliament adopted on 2 July the two legislative proposals concerning genetically modified (GM) food, giving a strong political momentum towards lifting the moratorium.
Agrifood 18-10-2002

Tough new rules for GMOs take effect in the EU

A new EU directive on the approval of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), which took effect on 17 October, raises industry's hopes of ending the four-year moratorium on new GM products in Europe. However, seven Member States refuse to lift the moratorium until new labelling and traceability rules are in place.
Agrifood 15-10-2002

EU fails to set new rules for genetically modified products

The EU Agriculture Council has failed to reach a compromise on new rules for genetically modified products, keeping the four year moratorium on GMOs in place.
Agrifood 15-10-2002

EU fails to set new rules for genetically modified products

The EU Agriculture Council has failed to reach a compromise on new rules for genetically modified products, keeping the four year moratorium on GMOs in place.
Agrifood 14-10-2002

Key decision on GMOs to be postponed

On 14 and 17 October, the Agriculture and Environment Councils were expected to take key decisions on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). However, the decisions are likely to be postponed due to major disagreements among the Member States regarding the rules on labelling and traceability of GM products.
Agrifood 04-07-2002

European Parliament tightens GMO labelling rules

The European Parliament adopted in its first reading on 3 July strict new rules on the labelling of food products and feed containing genetically modified organisms.
Agrifood 02-07-2002

European Parliament to adopt reports on traceability and labelling of GMOs

The European Parliament is expected to adopt two proposals on the traceability and labelling of genetically modified organisms on 3 July. The two proposals will be more restrictive for producers and provide more information to consumers.
Agrifood 22-02-2001

Commission finalising GMO traceability regulation

Commission finalising proposal which should guarantee that all GMOs and products made from GMOs can be traced