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Food Quality

10 posts
New regulation on food quality labels NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Following the endorsement of a regulation by the EP, the time it takes to obtain an EU quality label for farm produce from a given geographical area, or produced in a traditional way, could be reduce by half. Speaking of how this will help both farme...
Germany investigates criminal origin of dioxin contamination NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Years, 6 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
 The dangers of the recent dioxin-contaminated eggs, which originated from Germany, were again downplayed by the European Commission . But Germany announced it was now investigating whether the contamination, which is now of European proportions, i...
Strengtehning Food safety systems in ACP NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Years, 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
EDES is a EU-ACP programme funded to the tune of 29,5m € under the 9th EDF within a global framework of support to poverty reduction through economic empowerment. Its implementation over a 2010-2014 period has been entrusted to a consortium of Euro...
Seen this somewhere before? NEW
Ooh, Brussels! 4 Years, 1 Week, 10 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Interesting to see that the Daily Mail yesterday ran a story that you read about on Ooh, Brussels! MORE THAN TWO WEEKS AGO. In its typical Europhobic tone, the Mail’s article talked about the £12m “squandered” on the study, as repo...
Science+Europe=accuracy fail NEW
Talking about the EU 4 Years, 1 Week, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
I went to a very interesting event about science journalism in the UK last year at the Royal Institution which I blogged about about the time. One of my conclusions was that many of the issues faced by science journalism reflect very closely issues f...
How safe is our food? NEW
Feeding the habit 4 Years, 1 Week, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
  How safe is the food that we eat? Is the EU responsible when contaminations slip through the net? Italy is still reeling from the sight of ‘blue mozzarella’ after consignments of the contaminated cheese made their way from a German fac...
MEPs restate opposition to food derived from cloned animals NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 2 Months, 12 Hours, 1 Minute ago
The European Parliament's environment committee has voted not to authorise the entry of any food derived from cloned animals onto EU markets, putting MEPs on a collision course with the European Commission and the EU's Council of Ministers.
Green Paper et réponses des citoyens européens NEW
BrainsFeed.eu - Information Européenne 4 Years, 2 Months, 4 Days, 18 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
En octobre 2008, la Commission Européenne lançait un Green Paper (livre vert) sur la Politique des produits agricoles de qualité. Les Européens étaient invités à communiquer leurs remarques et commentaires. Et ils se sont appliqués: plus de 5...
EU pesticides package: reactions NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 5 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 17 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
The recent European parliament ban on 22 substances linked to cancer is a step too far for agricultu...
Pas de poulet chloré pour Mister Barroso NEW
Coulisses de Bruxelles (Libération) 5 Years, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 11 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Dans le brouhaha de la fin de présidence française, la décision est largement passée inaperçue. C’est dommage. Lors du Conseil des ministres de l’Agriculture des 18 et 19 décembre dernier, les vingt-sept États membres de l’Union ont repo...