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 illegal pesticides are available has raised concerns about both the economic and health costs. Read the article on Euractiv here.
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 foodstuffs approval within the next two years. Read the full article on Food Navigator here.
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.
Après l’adoption fin 2017 des critères d’identification des perturbateurs endocriniens, les agences européennes ont publié le 7 juin un document d’orientation pour leur identification, elaboré en collaboration avec le Centre commun de recherche (JRC) de l’Union européenne. Lisez l’article complet sur Euractiv ici.
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 food production & consumption by reducing food waste; improving the effectiveness, efficiency and reliability of official controls all along the food chain; supporting policies to increase animal welfare. Read more here.
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 use reduction is not mentioned once. Read PAN Europe’s press release here.
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’ to replace the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy. “The policies governing food systems – CAP, trade, environment, health and food safety – are […]
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.
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 international expert panel IPES-Food, calls on the European Commission to lay the foundations for a Common Food Policy. The food dimension is not sufficiently […]
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, with special sessions on stigma, discrimination and childhood obesity. Check out the short videos interviews with obesity experts whose work further helps tackle obesity here.