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Commission approves new GMOs despite opposition from MEPs

Commission approves new GMOs despite opposition from MEPs

The European Commission has adopted two Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) for food or feed uses, despite MEPs from the European...

December 9, 2015

The EU’s 2016 budget discussions start – what’s proposed for agriculture?

The EU’s 2016 budget discussions start – what’s proposed for agriculture?

This week, a three-week conciliation period starts with the aim of reaching a deal between the Council and the European Parliament...

October 28, 2015

European Parliament rejects national GMO bans proposal

European Parliament rejects national GMO bans proposal

A draft EU law that would enable any EU Member State to restrict or prohibit the sale and use of...

October 28, 2015

There’s not much to gain from going down the GMO route – Sean Kelly MEP

There’s not much to gain from going down the GMO route – Sean Kelly MEP

Ireland hasn’t much to gain from going down the genetically modified organism (GMO) route, according to Fine Gael MEP, Sean...

October 19, 2015

8 things you should know about GMOs in Europe

8 things you should know about GMOs in Europe

A draft EU law that would enable any Member State to restrict or prohibit the sale and use of EU-approved...

October 15, 2015

Environment MEPs oppose national GMO import bans proposal

Environment MEPs oppose national GMO import bans proposal

A draft EU law that would enable any member state to restrict or prohibit the sale and use of EU-approved...

October 14, 2015

Poll: Should cloning for food be banned – MEPs vote that it should be

Poll: Should cloning for food be banned – MEPs vote that it should be

Today, (Tuesday) September 8 MEPs voted yes on amendments to a European Commission proposal to ban the cloning of farm animals...

September 8, 2015

‘European dairy farmers need more help facing volatility’

‘European dairy farmers need more help facing volatility’

The EU must bring more balance into the supply chain, introduce better tools against market disturbances and help dairy farmers...

June 10, 2015

EU institutions reach provisional agreement on animal health laws

EU institutions reach provisional agreement on animal health laws

The European Parliament and the Council of the EU reached a provisional agreement on the outstanding issues concerning the proposal...

June 2, 2015

Agriculture MEPs oppose new emissions reduction targets

Agriculture MEPs oppose new emissions reduction targets

Members of the European Agriculture Committee have asked to scrap the European Commission’s plans to set new binding reduction targets...

May 31, 2015

EU Parliament to host third dairy industry hearing

EU Parliament to host third dairy industry hearing

The European Parliament’s agriculture committee is fully aware of dairy farmers’ deep concerns regarding their prospects for 2015 and beyond,...

January 26, 2015

Member States to determine own rules on GMOs

Member States to determine own rules on GMOs

The European Parliament has ruled that Member States should be allowed to determine their own stance on the cultivation of...

December 4, 2014

Consumers unwilling to pay for premium food

Consumers unwilling to pay for premium food

Food companies face the challenge of consumers not willing to pay a premium for high standards, a new report has...

November 22, 2014

‘Today’s farmers are new Renaissance men’

‘Today’s farmers are new Renaissance men’

“Today’s farmers are new Renaissance men: they must possess the right mix of science, economics, entrepreneurialism, and environmental awareness to...

November 16, 2014

UFU attends COPA COGECA congress of EU farmers

UFU attends COPA COGECA congress of EU farmers

An Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) delegation was in Brussels this week to participate in the COPA Cogeca Congress of European...

October 10, 2014

Poll: Will Phil Hogan make a good EU Agricultural Commissioner?

Poll: Will Phil Hogan make a good EU Agricultural Commissioner?

Ireland’s European commissioner-designate Phil Hogan won the support of over 70% of the European Parliament’s agriculture committee to become the...

October 3, 2014

EU-Wide concern on CAP’s ‘Greening’ implementation

EU-Wide concern on CAP’s ‘Greening’ implementation

All of the EU’s major farming organisations are extremely concerned on how the EU Commission’s ‘greening’ requirements under the reformed...

October 3, 2014

Hogan told he must not change course of EU milk policy

Hogan told he must not change course of EU milk policy

Even though Ciolos is stepping down as Commissioner for Agriculture at the end of the year, the new Commissioner in...

September 17, 2014