European Union

Sep. 20, 2022

Burning Wood for Energy Threatens European Forests

Wood is considered both a renewable and carbon-neutral energy source in Europe. However, large swaths of forests are being clear-cut to cover the demand for wood.

Aug. 10, 2022

Brussels Approves Plan to Use Treated Wastewater for Irrigation

Brussels has published new guidelines paving the way for the widespread use of treated urban wastewater in agriculture.

Jul. 25, 2022

Rising Olive Oil Prices Do Not Slow Consumption in Europe

Growing demand from households and the recovery of the foodservice sector are the main drivers increasing olive oil sales in the E.U.

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Jul. 25, 2022

Europe Reconsiders Pesticide Ban as Global Food Crisis Looms

The Commission had proposed an ambitious plan to cut pesticide use in half by 2020. Nearly half of E.U. member states oppose the move.

Jul. 25, 2022

European Commission Proposes Eliminating Tariffs on Fertilizer Ingredients

Inflation, supply chain issues and the Russian invasion of Ukraine have resulted in skyrocketing ammonia prices and rising urea prices, forcing the E.U. to act.

Jul. 18, 2022

A Plan to Decarbonize Europe

After lengthy negotiations, the European Union is one step closer to the goal of becoming carbon neutral within 2050.

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May. 4, 2022

Olive Oil Market Stable in E.U. Short-Term Outlook

Despite the war in Ukraine, olive oil prices are expected to remain steady. E.U.production and consumption will rise. Exports will fall.

Mar. 8, 2022

European Parliament Recommends Adoption of Europe-Wide Food Labels

The recommendation comes from a report outlining ways in which the European Union can increase its commitment to cancer prevention.

Mar. 7, 2022

New Award Scheme to Promote Organic Production in Europe

The European Organic Awards aim to acknowledge high quality in the organic value chain and promote organic food products within the E.U. member states.

Feb. 7, 2022

Europe’s New Sustainable Agricultural Policies Will Make Foods Even More Expensive, Farmers Warn

Farmers and cooperatives are uneasy with the new European Union policy aimed at sustainable food production and its effects on prices.

Jan. 11, 2022

Burning Biomass in Europe Causes Deforestation in the U.S., Scientists Warn

The U.S. wood pellet industry is the largest supplier for European wood-burning power plants, which scientists argue may undermine efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Dec. 29, 2021

Italy Implements European Law Prohibiting Sale of EVOO Below Cost

A senior official at Assitol said the law is needed to protect small producers and growers from unsustainable business practices.

Dec. 22, 2021

E.U. Moves to Block Deforestation-Derived Imports, Including Some Palm Oil

A new European Commission proposal aims to significantly slash imports of commodities associated with deforestation, especially in Brazil, Indonesia and Malaysia.

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Jul. 30, 2021

Europe Introduces Plan to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Half by 2030

The plan will expand emissions trading to new sectors and increase the use of renewable energy, among other policies.

Jul. 8, 2021

€100B in E.U. Spending Fails to Reduce Emissions in Ag Sector, Audit Finds

The previous Common Agricultural Policy did not provide adequate incentives for farmers to reduce emissions, the auditors said.

Jun. 29, 2021

E.U. Set to Approve Future Common Agricultural Policy

The new CAP will provide increased flexibility to member states, increase funding for small farmers and apply more stringent environmental requirements to aid payments.

Jun. 22, 2021

U.S. Court Rules in Favor of Spanish Producers Over Table Olive Tariffs

The Court of International Trade said the Commerce Department had failed to prove that subsidies received by Spanish table olive producers violated U.S. law.

Jun. 14, 2021

Europe and U.S. Close to Deal to End Airbus-Boeing Dispute

If approved by France, Germany and Spain, the deal would be unveiled when U.S. President Joe Biden visits Brussels this week.

Apr. 29, 2021

Olives Among Foods with Lowest Level of Pesticide Residues in Europe, Study Finds

A report by the European Food Safety Agency shows contaminant levels on olives among the lowest of all foods available to consumers.

Mar. 26, 2021

Europe Plans to Triple Agricultural Land Dedicated to Organic Farming by 2030

Olive farmers will be among the benefactors of European programs targeted at stimulating the consumption of organic products and financing the transition to organic farms.

Mar. 17, 2021

Hundreds of Scientists Support Adoption of Nutri-Score Labeling System

Almost 300 scientists and health professionals praised the scientific basis of Nutri-Score and criticized the alternative proposals.

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