Monday, December 6, 2021

German agriculture requests permission for new gene technology CRISPR/cas

German agricultural organizations have called on the new centre-left 'traffic light coalition' to allow new gene technologies such as CRISPR/cas for greater food security and sustainability in agriculture. The more than twenty German plant breeding organizations,...

France to work on 'less imported deforestation' in EU

In the coming six months, France, as president of the European Union, will do a lot of work on 'less imported deforestation'. With that description, France opens up more possibilities than the recent formulation of the European Commission, and makes…

Water board wants stricter rules against water pollution by farmers

The Dutch water boards fear that nitrate pollution in surface water could become a second nitrogen issue. Recently, the European Commission warned the Netherlands to take extra measures to achieve the goals of the Nitrates Directive. 

Drug use in European livestock almost halved in 10 years

According to a report by three European health authorities, the use of antimicrobial drugs in livestock has decreased by 43,2% over the past 10 years. The drug agency EMA, the food safety agency EFSA and the disease prevention service ECDC note that the...

NATO chief warns Putin against Russian violence in Ukraine

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has warned Russia about violence against Ukraine. Any use of force against Ukraine will have consequences, will incur costs for Russia, the Norwegian said in Brussels on Friday. The NATO chief...

European Commission starts trial against more German environmental pollution

The European Commission has brought proceedings before the Court of Justice against Germany and Romania for insufficient protection of biodiversity in meadows and for environmental pollution. After previous letters, advice and reminders, Brussels is now making a...

Russia: size of food imports roughly equal to exports

Russian Agriculture Minister Dmitry Patroeshev expects pork production to recover in several regions in the next six months. He said this in a meeting with President Putin, according to the Russian financial magazine Agroinvestor.

Stricter European rules for long-distance livestock transport

The European Parliamentary Committee of Inquiry into Livestock Transport has rendered a damning verdict on the way livestock is transported through EU countries. The ANIT committee also denounces the years of inadequate supervision by EU countries on such livestock transports. 

German agriculture requests permission for new gene technology CRISPR/cas

German agricultural organizations have called on the new centre-left 'traffic light coalition' to allow new gene technologies such as CRISPR/cas for greater food security and sustainability in agriculture. The more than twenty German plant breeding organizations,...

France to work on 'less imported deforestation' in EU

In the coming six months, France, as president of the European Union, will do a lot of work on 'less imported deforestation'. With that description, France opens up more possibilities than the recent formulation of the European Commission, and makes…

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