The farmer demonstrations across Europe are growing
01 Feb 2024
Political leaders have been taken away by the widespread farmer protests that are sweeping the European Union, although the unrest has been simmering for years. Farmers face a plet...
Europol: Massive seizure of fake pesticides which could spray the size of the UK
13 Jul 2018
Europol’s annual Operation SILVER AXE III seized the largest-ever amount of illegal or counterfeit pesticides in Europe this week. But the fact that such massive amounts of illeg...
‘Enormous potential for the nutrition of millions’: Savanna Ingredients develops natural sugar without calories
27 Jun 2018
Germany’s Savanna Ingredients has developed a process to produce allulose – “real sugar without calories” – on a mass scale. The group expects to achieve European...
High risk of food shortages without pesticides, says chemical giant
18 Jun 2018
Head of Syngenta, world’s biggest pesticide maker, says rejecting farming tech could have serious consequences within 20 years. Read the full article on The Guardian here....
Les agences européennes précisent la définition des perturbateurs endocriniens
12 Jun 2018
Après l’adoption fin 2017 des critères d’identification des perturbateurs endocriniens, les agences européennes ont publié le 7 juin un document d’orientation pou...
Food safety in the future EU budget (2021-2027)
11 Jun 2018
On June 7, the Commission adopted a legislative proposal for a new Single Market Programme, which also addresses food policies. Specific objectives include: supporting sustainable ...
Pesticide Dependency Reductions must become one of the success indicators of the Common Agricultural Policy
05 Jun 2018
On the 1st of June, the European Commission has published its legislative proposals and its impact assessment on CAP reform. Within the hundreds of pages of documents, pesticide us...
European alliance calls for a ‘Common Food Policy’ to replace the CAP
04 Jun 2018
Following the EU Food and Farming Forum of 29-30 May 2018, a group of more than 30 European think tanks, NGOs and farming groups have united to call for a ‘Common Food Policy’ ...
50 shades of green: Europe’s farm reforms explained
01 Jun 2018
Deep budget cuts and an untested plan to let national governments take the reins are causing jitters across the bloc. Read the full article on Politico here....
Insufficient consideration for food issue in CAP
30 May 2018
The Commission is due to unveil its next Common Agriculture Policy on June 1st and Olivier De Schutter, former UN Special Rapporteur on the right for food and co-chair of the inter...
European Congress on Obesity 2018: What’s new in obesity research?
29 May 2018
The 25th European Congress on Obesity (ECO 2018) took place in Vienna, Austria from 23rd to 26th May 2018. This year’s topics included science, treatment and public health, w...
Revealed: majority of politicians on key EU farming panel have industry links
24 May 2018
Research uncovers that 25 out of 46 MEPs of the European Parliament’s agriculture committee have strong links to the farming sector they are charged with regulating. Read the ful...
Post-2020 CAP: simplification and investments
26 Mar 2018
The European Commission, steered by Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan, has taken a number of initiatives to simplify the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and help EU farmers cope...
Fakers, bakers and praline-makers fear bite of EU origin labels
21 Mar 2018
Following the Commission’s proposal for new legislation on so-called country of origin labelling, food companies fear that they will be forced to indicate the origin of the...
Fifteen percent of Brussels’ friteries surveyed selling potato fries with high levels of known carcinogen
27 Feb 2017
A snapshot survey of potato fries sold in twenty Brussels friteries has discovered three samples with levels of acrylamide, a known carcinogen, above the EU benchmark. A joint inve...
Un cancérogène détecté à “un niveau supérieur” dans des biscuits Nestlé pour bébés: L’entreprise réagit
21 Feb 2017
De l’acrylamide, une substance cancérogène, a été retrouvée à un niveau supérieur aux indications européennes dans des biscuits pour bébés de marque Nestlé vendus ...
Baby biscuits with high levels of known carcinogen found on sale in France
20 Feb 2017
A snapshot survey of a range of biscuits and rusks for babies and infants on sale in France shows that products with high levels of acrylamide, a known carcinogen, continue to be p...
Without correct and complete labelling there is no choice!
14 Nov 2014
On the 11 of November 2014, the Italian Presidency of the EU organized in the European Parliament in Brussels a conference titled “Food safety and quality towards Expo 2015”. S...
EU project to encourage debate on sustainable diets
27 Oct 2014
LiveWell for LIFE is a project funded through the EU’s LIFE Programme for the Environment and will be implemented over three years (2011-2014) by WWF (WWF-UK, WWF European Polic...