Sunday April 18, 2021

Advice to EU: 'Less cages and pens good for animal welfare'

Dutch researchers say that there are sufficient alternatives to cages and pens in the EU for chickens and pigs, and that the abolition of cages benefits animal welfare. If the European Union wants livestock farmers ...

EU residents want labels on all genetically processed foods

The vast majority of European consumers want food labels to indicate whether or not they contain genetically processed raw materials, but industry is not keen on that. According to a recent report by ...

Ireland holds a consultation round among farmers on new agricultural policy

For the next decade, Ireland will focus its strategic agricultural policy on increasing incomes for farmers and improving the viability of small farm households. The new Irish strategy takes into account that ...

Wild boars in Australia: more than 100 million damage per year already

Wild boars in Australia are already causing more than $ 100 million in damage to the pork industry and the economy every year. And that's just the tip of the iceberg; let alone in Australia ...

Fears of swine fever among almost a quarter of Chinese pigs again

A dead pig washed up on the north coast of Taiwan tested positive for African swine fever of the same kind as that prevalent in China. This is the first case of that AVP virus that's in Taiwan ...

EU-AGRI doubts the feasibility of expanding organic agriculture

In the Agriculture Committee of the European Parliament there are still many reservations about the proposal to use EU subsidy for more organic farming. More advertising for organic food and more EU money for farmers who want to switch ...

No Dutch resistance in EU against camera light in the fishing hold of the cutter

Outgoing Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality Carola Schouten does not oppose the compulsory installation of cameras on some fishing vessels to monitor fishing at sea. According to her, among the 27 EU countries, a majority has signed for ...

EU comes up with a new plan for less subsidy for meat advertising

Next year, the European Commission will come up with a new proposal on subsidies for advertising meat and dairy. A consultation round has now been started for this. In draft versions of the Green Deal ...

Advice to EU: 'Less cages and pens good for animal welfare'

Dutch researchers say that there are sufficient alternatives to cages and pens in the EU for chickens and pigs, and that the abolition of cages benefits animal welfare. If the European Union wants livestock farmers ...

EU residents want labels on all genetically processed foods

The vast majority of European consumers want food labels to indicate whether or not they contain genetically processed raw materials, but industry is not keen on that. According to a recent report by ...

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