The European Commission (EC) is considering strengthening the EU’s competence in health policy in the wake of the covid -19 crisis. Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced that the EC would come forward with a legislative proposal to create a new agency, the European Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, in 2021. The new […]
Digital farming is set to boom in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis, given its capacity to help the EU farming sector improve its sustainability and recover from the outbreak’s impact. But there are also considerable concerns raised about the pace of this change and whether farmers are adequately prepared for it. Read more here
As further evidence suggests that poor diet can be attributed to the root cause of mortality from #COVID19, Cardiologists are blaming the food industry for the normalisation of ultra-processed junk food. Read more here
Amidst the coronavirus crisis, the European Commission today proposed granting private storage aid for dairy and meat sectors in a so-called effort to help farmers hit by the crisis. the EC also proposed exceptional derogations from EU competition rules in the milk, flower and potatoes sectors, adding that such arrangements will be valid for up […]
Belgian supermarkets donated 233 tonnes of food to Food Banks or other social organizations. in view of the unprecedented shift in demand for food redistribution across communities. Read more here
The Coronavirus (COVID19) crisis significantly highlights the important and urgent need for a Common Food Policy that is forward-looking, precautionary, resilient, social- and health-oriented, with an ambitious EU Fram to Fork Strategy. Today SAFE and 38 Civil Society Organisations called on Commissioners Timmermans, Kyriakides, Sinkevičius and Wojciechowski not to postpone the publication of this strategy, […]
EU agriculture ministers have called for further specific and targeted measures to address the difficulties faced by the agri-food sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic such as restrictions in the movement of foodstuff, changes in the operation of production systems and insufficient workforce. Read more here.
Although coronavirus can survive on surfaces for a limited time, food safety regulations in EU member states ensure a high level of protection against contaminated food, said the chief of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Bernhard Url in an interview. Read more here