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July 2015
Food & Drinks

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‘Best before’ date labels: Protecting consumers and limiting food waste NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Written by Jana Valant The ‘best before’ date, that is the recommended last consumption date, is often confused with the ‘use by’ date, intended for foods that are highly perishable (such as fresh meat or dairy products). Rece...
Sprottiges aus Lettland: Russifizierter Fisch NEW
Lettland 2 Years, 8 Months, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Woran liegt es eigentlich, dass lettische Produkte - oder sagen wir mal "Produkte aus Lettland" in Deutschland so schlecht vermarktet sind, gerade im Lebensmittelbereich? Gut, vielleicht kann man nicht verlangen dass es "lettische Abteilungen" in den...
Tackling food waste and losses in the EU NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 7 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Up to 50% of food gets wasted in EU households, supermarkets, restaurants and along the food supply chain each year, while 79 million EU citizens live beneath the poverty line and 16 million depend on food aid from charitable institutions. The public...
Public affairs, sushi and dreams of England NEW
Public Affairs 2.0 2 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
A little known fact about me is that for one dark summer I worked six nights a week over a ten week period making sushi for one of the UK’s leading supermarket chains. Yes, you’ve guessed it. I grew up in England’s sushi capital; Worksop, North...
Policy Brief: Food Waste NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Tackling food loss and waste could make a significant contribution to combating hunger and increasing farm incomes where it is needed most. One-third of all food produced for human consumption worldwide is lost or wasted. That translates into 1.3 bil...
Kicking the car industry out of the driving seat NEW
David Cronin - Campaigning Journalist 2 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 23 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Imagine a band of brigands so depraved, it steals food from the poor and gives it to the better-off. Imagine that the band has been condemned by all kinds of "respectable" organisations but waits for several years before making any amends. The Euro...
Rungis by night : bienvenu au marché aux poissons NEW
Le Blogueur (arte) 2 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Promenez-vous la nuit au marché aux poissons de Rungis. Rencontrez un chef anglais venu de Londres pour faire ses course, un négociant de poisson pour qu'il vous décrive son travail, ou flânez entre les étalages d'espadon, de crevettes et de req...
Eine Nacht auf dem Fischmarkt von Rungis NEW
Der Blogger von Arte 2 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 18 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Mitternacht. Paris geht ins Bett, Rungis steht auf. Wir haben uns auf dem zweitgrößten Fischmarkt der Welt (nach Tokio) umgesehen. Jahr für Jahr werden dort 145.000 Tonnen Fisch und Schalentiere weiter verkauft. Wir haben einen britischen Starkoch...
Amélioration de la sécurité alimentaire: l’Union européenne adopte une liste des substances aromatisantes autorisées NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 9 Months, 11 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
L’utilisation de substances aromatisantes dans les denrées alimentaires sera encore plus sûre et plus transparente grâce à deux actes législatifs adoptés aujourd’hui par la Commission européenne. Seules les substances aromatisantes fig...
Increasing food production in the poorest countries to reel in prices NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 9 Months, 16 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
According to recent updates by Reuters, EU Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs  has said that building strategic agricultural stocks to curb market volatility, as proposed by France, would not be the most effective way to tame food prices.
Maintaining the flavour NEW
Recent developments in European Consumer Law 2 Years, 9 Months, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
The European Commission adopted today two new regulations (No 872/2012 and No 873/2012) concerning the use of flavouring substances in the EU. Various flavouring substances are added to food to improve or alter the taste, odour and other attributes o...
Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
According to the Directive 2001/18/EC genetically modified organism (GMO) “means an organism, with the exception of human beings, in which the genetic material has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally by mating and/or natural re...
Back-and-forth discussion on Food Security NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 17 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Just weeks before the European Development Days 2012 is set to take place, Debating Europe raises awareness over food security. The platform, which aims to provoke as much back-and-forth discussion as possible between the readers and experts, asks:
EU court case says EU bloc already approved GMOs NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 23 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Last week, in a ruling  from the European Court of Justice, it was determined that genetically modified crops cannot be subject to individual nation’s authorization because the European bloc already approved their use and marketing.
How can we ensure global food security? NEW
Debating Europe 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 6 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Ultimately, what matters most is “bread and butter” politics. It’s easy to obsess about the current state of Europe’s economy, but there’s no shortage of other challenges facing the world right now; issues like energy s...
Guest blogger: Monique Clark on the Italian-American “Gravy” vs. the American “Sauce”! NEW
Title of the blog ...Sempre Sicilia: Immigration , Migration and 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 7 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
At my invitation on one of my former posts (August 12) for guest bloggers who want to share an aspect …Continue reading »...
Kroes seeks cure for constipation over Twitter NEW
Berlaymonster 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 14 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
When your ducts are outdated, the increase in content can create blockages. The solution? More fibre, natch. Europe's commissioner for telecoms stuff passed that message on this week over that there twitter, giving momentum to an "I WANT FIBRE" cam...
New regulations on food labelling coming up: further protection for traditional and regional products NEW
Recent developments in European Consumer Law 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
European Parliament has accepted new regulations for food labelling. The regulations aim to better protect and give clearer information, particularly on the issues of traditionally manufactured and regionally manufactured products. The regulations...
The role of water accounts in water resources management NEW
Taking stock on water issues in the EU 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 12 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Water accounting is the ultimate step in the implementation of water resources management system. It goes further that modeling which is aimed at understanding better the problems and the interactions. As for as business bookkeeping, water accounts h...
Ministers to discuss possible measures to tackle water scarcity NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 18 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
This week Cyprus hosts the Informal Agriculture meeting.  Ministers will especially discuss on water scarcity and land abandonment, both linked to adverse climate conditions. As the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy is ongoing, the attent...
Sharp price increases for food products can be avoided NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 18 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Following sharp price increases for some food products such as maize, wheat and soybeana, fears are mounting of a repeat of the 2007-2008 world food crisis. In light of some uneasiness, the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of...
Deeming food waste a major issue NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 19 Hours ago
Following some intensive discussion in Germany about discarding food, Ulrich Koester, examines the methodology of identification of food loss and the magnitude of estimated quantities and values. The post, published at the website ‘CAP reform’, q...
Bart: A Belgian Lightweight NEW
Real Time Brussels - WSJ 2 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
A prominent Belgian politician spills the beans on how he lost 60 kilograms.
Vers une révision des systèmes de qualité des produits agricoles NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Le recours à des dénominations de qualité permet aux agriculteurs de valoriser l’excellence ou l’authenticité de leurs productions. La politi-que européenne qui promeut la qualité des produits agricoles et alimentaires de par leurs...
FAO fordert sinnvollen Umgang mit dem wertvollen Gut "Lebensmittel" NEW
Title of theH.eimat✔ P.olitik✔ M.enschen✔ blog ... 2 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 11 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Die Studie FAO (2011): Global Food Losses and Food Waste zeigt noch einmal auf, wie verschwenderisch mit Lebensmittel umgegangen wird. Ein Drittel aller weltweit produzierten Lebensmitteln wird nach UNO-Angaben von der Produktion bis hin zum Kon...
The Neighbours - In Ravioles we trust NEW
Vivre l'international 2 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Bonjour à tous,Si vous n'êtes jamais venus en Drôme-Ardèche et dans les environs proches, alors vous êtes passés à côté de l'une des merveilles du monde culinaire, une spécialité divine : les ravioles !Ne surtout pas confondre les ravioles...
Biosprit: Teller statt Tank NEW
INSM BLOG 2 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 17 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Nachdem die Vereinten Nationen die US-Regierung dazu gedrängt hat, die staatliche Förderung für die Produktion von Ethanol auszusetzen, hat nun Bundesentwicklungsminister Dirk Niebel einen Verkaufsstopp für den Biosprit E10 in Deutschland geforde...
Diese Woche wieder: Übergewicht, eine Staatsaffäre NEW
Der Blogger von Arte 2 Years, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Der Blogger hat diese Woche schwer verdauliche Kost für euch. Nach der Sendung hat man erst mal Lust, joggen zu gehen… Die Sendung Der immer auf die schlanke Linie bedachte Blogger ermittelt in Dänemark, dem Königreich der Milchprodukte, wo...
Cette semaine : obésité, de quoi l’État se mêle ? NEW
Le Blogueur (arte) 2 Years, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Retrouvez dans l’émission : Attentif à sa ligne, le Blogueur enquête au Danemark, royaume des laitages qui s’attaque à coups de fat tax à son industrie agro-alimentaire ; dans la pourtant svelte Italie, où les ciccioni, jeunes obèses d...
L’obésité animale : un problème de plus en plus pesant NEW
Le Blogueur (arte) 2 Years, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Alors que les Terriens sont de plus en plus obèses, leurs animaux domestiques ont une fâcheuse tendance à les imiter. Un problème qui pèse sur leur santé, leur portefeuille et plus généralement la société toute entière. L’obésité menac...
Revue du oueb : wesh gros ! NEW
Le Blogueur (arte) 2 Years, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
42 % de la population nord-américaine obèse d’ici 2030 D’après une vaste étude épidémiologique qui vient d’être rendue publique Outre- Atlantique à l’occasion de la seconde édition de la conférence sur l’obésité, intitulée « L...
Régime crétois : les enfants trinquent au ketchup NEW
Le Blogueur (arte) 2 Years, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Le régime crétois, autrement dit : l’absorption massive d’huile olive au quotidien, a longtemps fait office de recette miracle pour mourir très vieux et très en forme. Mais il semblerait que les enfants du pays préfèrent les nuggets aux sal...
Quand les Américains défendent la malbouffe NEW
Le Blogueur (arte) 2 Years, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
Alors ça, c’est le ponpon de la pom pom girl. Avec un tiers de la population obèse, les Etats-Unis sont pourtant en haut de la pyramide de qui se moque des injonctions à mieux se nourrir. Selon une étude de chercheurs américains, le pays d...
En Italie, on perd ses kilos contre quelques euros NEW
Le Blogueur (arte) 2 Years, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
C’est un sujet savoureux et terrifiant à la fois. Un maire, de la Ligue du Nord (parti populiste et xénophobe, s’il vous plaît), dans une petite ville italienne s’est réveillé un matin avec une idée géniale : offrir un (mini...
Chef, une recette pour “manger bon”? NEW
Le Blogueur (arte) 2 Years, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Forcément, il est français et les plaisirs de la table, c’est sa grande passion. Christian Etchebest est cuisinier et propriétaire de plusieurs restaurants dont “la Cantine du troquet” (du bar du zinc ? ) à Paris, où Anthony l&...
Revue du web : Dukan la joie ! NEW
Le Blogueur (arte) 2 Years, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Devenu le premier auteur français en 2010, avec près de 2 millions de livres vendus, Pierre Dukan, pape du régime, tente d’étendre sa sphère d’influence. Dans une interview au Parisien, il livre les idées phares de son livre, écrit pour «...
Discarding food vs. starving people – Inefficient and immoral? - by Ulrich Koester NEW
CAP Reform 2 Years, 10 Months, 4 Days, 9 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Food waste is now a hotly discussed issue, but recent studies greatly overstate the size of the problem and the extent to which reducing food waste would help the world's hungry.
Hoy cocina... Chipre! NEW
Europ@ Junior. La Unión Europea contada a los niños 2 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Como sabéis, este semestre Chipre preside la Unión Europea y en su honor hoy dedicamos nuestro post a este pequeño país para que podáis conocer mejor cuáles son sus platos preferidos y aprendáis a hacer una de sus recetas.La gastronomía de Ch...
El helado italiano... ¡Un manjar de reyes! NEW
Europ@ Junior. La Unión Europea contada a los niños 2 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
¡Seguro que te encantan los helados!  De fresa, vainilla, nata, chocolate, dulce de leche, limón, mandarina, turrón, nueces... ¿Cuál es tu favorito?Saborear un rico y cremoso helado a la orilla del mar, tras un día de juegos en la playa es...
No grain, no pain NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 19 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
A couple of charts from Barclays economists showing the relative contribution of food to headline and core CPI:The economists make the point that a rise in food prices brought...
Nutrition and food security, Olympics’ icing on the cake NEW
Andris Piebalgs 2 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 7 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Number of Views :159While millions were following the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, I want to draw their attention to the hundreds of millions of children who are unable to get through the day without food to eat. That was precisely t...
Fiesta del cangrejo en Suecia NEW
Europ@ Junior. La Unión Europea contada a los niños 2 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Aunque parezca increíble, en Suecia queda ya poco verano así que hay que aprovechar los últimos días de buen tiempo para celebrar alguna fiesta al aire libre !!La verdad es que sí, es una pena, pero Suecia es uno de los primeros países eur...
EU Ministers authorise the singing of the Food Assistance Convention NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 11 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
During the course of the last Council meeting on Foreign Affairs, ministers authorised the signing on behalf of the EU of the food assistance convention, as the latter would help to achieve the humanitarian aid objectives referred to in article 214...
Berlaymonster 2 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 18 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Eurobarometer food security survey - by Alan Matthews NEW
CAP Health Check 2 Years, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 8 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
What are we to make of the findings in the latest Eurobarometer survey of EU public opinion on Europeans’ attitudes to their own food security?
Food commodity prices may remain on a higher plateau NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
According to a recent OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook,  while international agricultural commodity markets appear to have entered calmer conditions after record highs last year, food commodity prices are anticipated to remain on a higher plateau ov...
European Tea NEW
Europe Blog 2 Years, 11 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
Tea is a drink that brings people together and that is deeply ingrained in our cultures. In Europe this is no different, and European tea plays an important part in the social lives of many European countries. Tea first came to Europe in 1610 from th...
Vand som en handelsvare NEW
Folkebevægelsens Fælles Blog 2 Years, 11 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
NYT FRA EU-FRONTEN: EU-parlamentet har besluttet at vand skal til at sælges som andre vare frem for at være en kollektiv gode. - Nyheder / Søren Søndergaard, Nyt fra EU-fronten...
El logotip ecològic de la UE serà plenament operatiu a partir de l’1 de juliol de 2012. NEW
eurolocal 3 Years, 4 Days, 11 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Està arribant al seu final el període de dos anys de transició previst perquè el sector dels aliments ecològics compleixi les normes de la UE en matèria d’etiquetatge. Des de l’1 de juliol de 2012, el logotip ecològic de la UE ser
EU-Bio-Logo ab 1. Juli 2012 vollständig gültig NEW
Faires Europa 3 Years, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Die zweijährige Übergangsfrist zur Einhaltung der neuen EU-Kennzeichnungsvorschriften für die ökologische Lebensmittelwirtschaft geht zu Ende. Ab dem 1. Juli 2012 ist das EU-Öko-/Bio-Siegel auf allen vorverpackten in den EU-Mitgliedstaaten ökol...
EU organic logo from July 2012 NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Years, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
The two-year transition period for the organic food sector to comply with new EU labelling rules is reaching its end. As from 1 July 2012, the EU organic logo will be obligatory on all pre-packaged organic food products produced in EU Member State...
MS encounter difficulties in ensuring the traceability of organic products NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Years, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
According to the latest report by European Court of Auditors,  a number of competent authorities in the Member States do not sufficiently fulfill their supervisory role over control bodies. As a result certain control bodies fail to satisfy a num...
Hoy cocina: Portugal !! NEW
Europ@ Junior. La Unión Europea contada a los niños 3 Years, 1 Week, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Hoy le toca cocinar a nuestros vecinos y amigos de Portugal, un país al que le encantan los dulces y la repostería, por lo que sus tartas y pasteles son conocidos en todo el mundo. Hoy os contamos como hacer los pastéis de Belem o pasteles de Bel
Guest Talk at Harvard Law School: A European Perspective on the Past, Present, and Future of Food Regulation NEW
albertoalemanno.eu 3 Years, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
My talk will be hosted by the Harvard Food Law Society & The Student Association for Law and Mind Sciences (SALMS) on March 23th, 2012...
MEPs call for urgent and coordinated measures to halve food wastage in the EU NEW
La Treizième Étoile 3 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 8 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
MEPs in Strasbourg have this week called for urgent and coordinated EU-wide measures to halve food waste by 2025 and to improve access to food for needy EU citizens in a resolution adopted on Thursday. It is estimated that almost 50% of edible and he...
« Merci pour le chocolat » ! Ou les bienfaits économiques du chocolat pendant les fêtes de fin d'année. NEW
Le Taurillon 3 Years, 6 Months, 6 Days, 2 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Si le chocolat est la saveur emblématique des fêtes de fin d'année dans bon nombre de pays européens, les taxes y afférentes en France laissent un goût moins savoureux dans la bouche ! En effet, si les produits destinés à l'alimentation humai...
Brussels Briefing: Food price volatility NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Years, 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
The next Brussels Development Briefing will take place on the 30 November 2011 and will be organised in partnership with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the European...
Who pays for Europe's meat consumption? - Public Service Europe NEW
www.publicserviceeurope.com, 3 Years, 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
No EU permit for South African dairy products NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Years, 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 13 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
In a statement published in allAfrica.com, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) corrected a media statement issued on 16 September 2011, in which exporters were invited to apply for a permit to export the following agricult...
EU grants available for Caribbean food exporters NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Years, 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
The Caribbean Export Development Agency is offering European Union-funded aid of up to $3.6 million per applicant for food exporters who need help improving food-safety standards. The money is sourced from the 10th European Development Fund (EDF)...
The last one left standing NEW
Common Agricultural Policy 3 Years, 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 15 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Last week East Malling Research kindly invited me to give the annual Amos Memorial Lecture at the research station. My theme was 'Food: Safe, Sustainable, Sufficient?' They videoed the lecture so I will post a link if it becomes available, not that...
Our video guest: Dominique Ristori, Joint Research Centre NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Years, 9 Months, 3 Days, 11 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Dominique Ristori is the general director of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. In our interview, he speaks about the food security conference organised by the JRC and about the value of research and science in food security.
The European Parliament strengthens the right to food NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Years, 9 Months, 3 Days, 16 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
The European Parliament this week passed a report by German MEP Gabriele Zimmer on global food security in which it gave strong backing to the implementation of the right to food in the EU and in the world. The Parliament thus calls for “urgent...
Somalia ranked as world’s most food insecure country NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 13 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
A new study assessing the availability and stability of food supplies in 196 countries has rated the food security of Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as the lowest in the world, while countries in the drought stricken Horn of Af...
Landbouwministers blokkeren voedselhulp voor 13 miljoen Europeanen NEW
GroenLinks Europa 3 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 14 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Op een bijeenkomst van EU-ministers van landbouw is geen oplossing gevonden voor de abrupte beëindiging van het Europese voedselhulpprogramma, dat veel Europese voedselbanken bevoorraadt. Een teleurstellend resultaat, aldus GroenLinks-Europarlementa...
La fin du Programme d’Aides aux plus démunis: la faute aux gouvernements NEW
Louis Lepioufle 3 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 16 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
La faute à l’Europe, c’est la mode ces temps-ci. Cela fait malheureusement trop longtemps que cette phrase est utilisée. Il est normal, et même moralement nécessaire, si tant soit peu que l’on soit humaniste, de s’indigner...
Restos du Coeur en danger: la faute à l’Europe ou aux Etats ? NEW
Fabien l'Européen 3 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 17 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
Interrogée ce matin sur Europe 1, la femme de Coluche, Véronique Colucci, tire un cri d’alarme quant à l’avenir des Restos du Coeur qui se joue actuellement. En effet, la Commission européenne a proposé une baisse drastique du montan...
Ce n’est pas la faute de l’UE (cette fois) NEW
EU Weekly 3 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 17 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
La presse Française (au moins) s’enflamme contre l’Union Européenne qui veut, parait-il, affamer nos pauvres. Rétablissons la vérité : il s’agit au départ d’une institution en particulier, la Cour de Justice Européenne,...
Love food. Hate waste. NEW
Recent developments in European Consumer Law 3 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
"Best before", "use by", "sell by" and "display until"... these are the most common labels that a consumer might find on food products that he purchases in a supermarket. Sometimes a product will have more than...
How do you go about buying your fish? NEW
Writing for (y)EU 3 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 15 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
We need to act now to protect marine life, as due to overfishing, there are fewer and fewer fish in the sea and the situation is getting serious. Together, we can help to make sure there will be more fish in the sea. Watch EC video clip on the is...
Regional Cooperation blog 3 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 16 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Quartiere Fieristico ModenaFiere, Viale Virgilio, 70/90 - Modena in the framework of the SICURA fair A representative of the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES) will discuss the reorganization of the food safety system in Austria and wi...
Ny lov om fødevaremærkning vedtages efter lobbypres NEW
Folkebevægelsens Fælles Blog 3 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
NYT FRA EU-FRONTEN: En lov, der skal gøre det lettere for forbrugerne at se, om fødevarer er sunde eller ej, bliver sandsynligvis vedtaget i oktober. Forslaget har været tre år undervejs, og det endelige resultat ses som en sejr for industrien.
GMO honey banned in Europe NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
“Bitter honey for the GMO lobby,” quips the Tageszeitung on its front page following the ban brought down by the European Court of Justice on honey containing traces – even minute ones – of genetically modified organisms. “The ruling is...
Mobilisés et solidaires pour manger mieux et manger tou-te-s NEW
Alain Lipietz 3 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Hour, 41 Minutes ago
Compte rendu de l'atelier "Alimentation soutenable et solidaire" des Journées d'été de EELV. - Articles et débats / Tiers secteur, Alimentation...
Las abejas rompen su luna de miel con los transgénicos NEW
Europa451.es 3 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Lamy: Trade is vital for food security NEW
CAP Health Check 3 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Should agriculture be treated like shirts, shoes and tyres and fall under the same trade regime, asks Pascal Lamy?
Waste not! Food is precious NEW
Writing for (y)EU 3 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 23 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Europeans throw away nearly 20% of the foodstuffs they buy. EuroparlTV looks at ways to prevent waste in the food chain. Watch the video.
Danish Marmite ban – not Pia Kjærsgaard’s next populist plan to keep foreigners away NEW
Jon Worth's Euroblog 4 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 3 Days, 18 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Today’s Guardian has the story that Denmark is to ban Marmite. As the FT’s Stanley Pignal quipped on Twitter, is this the next step (after new customs controls, despite Schengen) from Denmark’s populist Dansk Folkeparti to keep fore...
Eight-foot scone to be baked to promote Devon Cream Tea bid for EU protected status NEW
La Treizième Étoile 4 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
To the outsider, it will appear a rather trivial issue, but for those in the Westcountry it is an issue of surprising importance and the subject of a long-standing rivalry: should the cream go on top of the strawberry jam or underneath it in your tra...
The Food Issue NEW
Utrikesperspektiv.se 4 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 5 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
The amount of food that goes to waste each year is staggering, with disposal numbers of 1.3 billion tons each year according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. Our “buy one get one for free” lifestyle in Western countries al...
Al Palazzo Vecchio di Firenze la Svezia presenta la gastronomia del nord NEW
Skapegoat - il blog di Aldo Ciummo 4 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
    A Roma e Firenze la comunità svedese ha illustrato la sua tradizione gastronomica ed ha lanciato una scommessa: renna e bacche possono affiancarsi alle abitudini alimentari del Mediterraneo     Gli chef svedesi lo dicono subito: ricon...
How Novel Foods were killed – or, rather, unleashed NEW
Kovács & Kováts 4 Years, 3 Months, 4 Days, 2 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
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EU urged to 'do more' to tackle rising food prices NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 19 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Parliament's plenary has been told the EU can become a "world leader" in tackling rising food prices. According to a recent report by the World Bank, food prices are at dangerous levels and have pushed 44 million more people into poverty since J...
EU draft: States can ban GM crops for public order NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
European Union governments could ban the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops to maintain public order in the face of popular opposition to the technology, the bloc's executive said in a draft document. Bans could also be justified on...
Non-tariff measures affecting agro-food trade between the EU and Africa NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 4 Months, 4 Weeks, 17 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
CTA would like to point you to a report on the IPTS workshop "Non Tariff Measures (NTMs) affecting agro-food trade between the EU and Africa" held in September 2010 in Seville. The workshop brought together experts from research, policy making and bu...
World food prices reach new historic peak NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 4 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
World food prices surged to a new historic peak in January, for the seventh consecutive month, according to the updated FAO Food Price Index, a commodity basket that regularly tracks monthly changes in global food prices. The Index averaged 231 point...
Webstreamed now: Debate on Geopolitics of Food at the European Commission with speakers from UN, WTO NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 5 Months, 10 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
The Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), DG DEVCO of the European Commission, the ACP Secretariat, CONCORD and other partners invite you to follow a debate on new challenges in the global food system and global policy respon...
Dioxin contamination in Germany: MEPs call for stricter controls, penalties NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 8 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
The EU is considering stricter food security rules following the recent dioxin scandal in Germany. The cancer-causing compound was found in eggs and poultry, some of which were exported to other EU countries. MEPs debated the issue with European Comm...
Global farming food and future report out NEW
Common Agricultural Policy 4 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
An important report led by the Governnment's Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir John Beddington, setting out the challenges facing farming and food supply on a global basis is now available: Farming Future You can hear a Radio 4 discussion on the topi...
Une marche de 100 000 exclus pour la vie, par Etienne Godinot (La Croix - extrait) NEW
Regards citoyens 4 Years, 6 Months, 6 Days, 47 Minutes ago
Le lecteur trouvera ci-après un extrait de l'article d'Etienne Godinot (membre du mouvement pour une alternative non violente), intitulé et publié dans l'édition du quotidien  La Croix en date du 23 décembre 2010. « La...
The U.S.-EU Beef Over Chicken NEW
Real Time Brussels - WSJ 4 Years, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 14 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
A dispute over chicken-cleaning rules is too much for the Transatlantic Economic Council to handle.
Food giants dictate how we live and diet NEW
David Cronin - Campaigning Journalist 4 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Junk food is an elixir of capitalism and its terrible twin, war. “The hidden hand of the market will never work without a hidden fist,” Thomas Friedman, The New York Times columnist and unofficial White House stenographer, once wrote. “McDonald...
Food safety: Commission seeks ways to improve BTSF NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Since 2006, the EU has trained 23,000 professionals worldwide to improve food safety through its Better Training for Safer Food initiative (BTSF). Now, the European Commission is seeking to further improve this initiative. It is launching a dialogue...