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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.

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Dec. 6, 2021

European Parliament Approves CAP Reform Amid Strong Opposition

Supporters of the new Common Agricultural Policy said it will more fairly distribute funds to small farmers. Opponents said it does too little on climate change.

Nov. 29, 2021

Europe’s Agricultural Production Fell Slightly in 2020

A Eurostat report found that production costs are on the rise while income derived from agriculture fell in several E.U. countries.

Nov. 8, 2021

European Parliament Approves Farm to Fork Strategy

Among the main tenants of the plan are animal welfare, emissions reduction and front-of-pack nutrition labeling. It will now be up to the European Commission to propose the formal legislation.

Nov. 3, 2021

The Categories of Olive Oil

Most prefixes attached to "olive oil" are meaningless. The few that really matter are described below.

Oct. 20, 2021

European Olive Oil Exports Expected to Recover as Costs Rise

The latest short-term projections show limited growth in exports and steady production. While olive oil prices rose last year, so did production costs.

Sep. 30, 2021

Europe’s Farm to Fork Strategy Moves Closer to Becoming Law

The European Parliament’s agriculture and environment committees voted to pass the Farm to Fork strategy to a full vote in October.

Sep. 27, 2021

U.S., Europe Announce Plans to Dramatically Cut Methane Emissions

The trans-Atlantic partners have announced an effort to cut methane emissions by 30 percent in an effort to meet commitments outlined by the Paris Agreement.

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Aug. 24, 2021

Glyphosate Controversy Continues as New Report Concludes Herbicide Is Not Carcinogenic

Health campaigners are outraged with the EFSA’s conclusion, accusing the food safety authority of bending to pressure from industry.

Aug. 23, 2021

Europe Sets New Limits on Cadmium in Fruits and Vegetables

The limits on the carcinogenic heavy metal will come into force at the end of August.

Aug. 17, 2021

Europe Announces Plan to Plant 3 Billion Trees by 2030

The E.U. hopes to convince farmers to be one of the driving forces in the effort to plant the new trees.

Aug. 12, 2021

Japan May Recognize Some PDO and PGI Olive Oils from European Countries

Extra virgin olive oils from France, Greece, Italy and Spain will be considered for protection from imitations or copies on the Japanese market.

Aug. 6, 2021

Positive Signs for Olive Oil Sector in E.U. Report

The European Commission expects olive oil exports to hit a record high in 2021. Growing demand, decreasing imports and a steady supply suggest prices will rise too.

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.

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