The EU organic logo brings certain guarantees about high standards of animal welfare, and EU institutions ought to show strong commitment to address weaknesses in regards to animal welfare rules, writes Olga Kikou. Read the full article on Euractiv here.
Read the full press release from the European Commission on the Future of Food and Farming here.
The tainted eggs scandal deepened once again on Thursday (24 August), as Dutch Health Minister Edith Schippers said traces of a second banned insecticide had been found on Dutch poultry farms. Read the full article on EurActiv website here.
A new study has found that low-dose and long-term exposure to Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup causes liver disease in female rats. Read the full article on EurActiv website. Read the study published on nature.com here.
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. Olga Kikou is European affairs manager for Compassion in World Farming (CIWF), an international NGO working on the welfare […]
Euractiv – The overconsumption of meat will inevitably push global temperatures to dangerous levels, a recent study has warned, urging reluctant governments to take action. Click here to read more.
An estimated 40% of all the agricultural land in the world today is used to grow feed grains for beef production, a trend that is set to worsen with the rise of the middle class in Asia, warns Jeremy Rifkin. Click here to read the full article at Euractiv.
Organic farming standards across Europe could be tightened up with a greater emphasis on animal welfare when the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee meets on 13 October to discuss proposed amendments to existing regulations. An article by Chloe Ryan at GlobalMeatNews
In Europe, cloned animals haven’t made their way into the food supply chain – yet – but they’re not banned from it either. EU legislation on cloning is proving a hard nut to crack. Click here to watch the video.
A proposal to streamline and simplify complicated animal health rules in the EU was informally agreed by MEPs, the European Commission and the national governments on 1 June. Marit Paulsen, the Parliament’s lead negotiator, described the result as “fantastic”: “Its most important principle is to prevent rather than to cure.” We talked to Paulsen, who […]