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New rules to boost consumer trust approved by MEPs

New rules to ensure reliability and transparency in EU food safety risk assessment procedure were adopted on Wednesday (April, 17).

MEPs have approved new rules, already agreed with EU ministers, which ensure the EU’s risk assessment procedure for food safety is more reliable, transparent and objective, passing with 603 votes in favour, 17 against and 27 abstentions.

EU wine measures have contributed to cost-effectiveness

EU wine measures have contributed to cost-effectiveness and increasing producer cooperation. As state aid rules for agriculture and forestry were found to be coherent and contributing to the common agricultural policy (CAP) objectives. These findings are part of two independently conducted studies evaluating the CAP measures applicable to the EU wine sector and state aid instruments for the EU agricultural and forestry sectors.

Poultry meat production in EU at new high in 2018

The European Union (EU) produced 15.2 million tonnes of poultry meat in 2018, a new high. This represents a cumulative rise of about one quarter or 3.2 million tonnes since 2010.

In 2018, about 70 % of the EU production of poultry meat came from just six Member States: Poland (16.8 %), the United Kingdom (12.9 %), France (11.4 %), Spain (10.7 %), Germany (10.4 %) and Italy (8.5 %).

Source: Eurostat

Agriculture on focus at EU Digital Day 9 April 2019

The third edition of the Digital Day will enable the EU and interested Member States to pool resources to accelerate digital developments in key areas that can bring tangible benefits to our economies and our societies. This event is an invitation-only event.

Commission welcomes agreement to better protect geographical indications

The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission have reached a political agreement on the rules that lay down how the EU will operate as a member of the Geneva Act, a multilateral treaty for the protection of geographical indications managed by the World Intellectual Property Organization.

Research for AGRI Committee - Impacts of the digital economy on the food chain and the CAP

Agriculture is impacted by global trends related to demographics, economics and climate change. New emerging technologies are becoming available that can boost effectiveness and reduce risks. Consequently, a “farm-tech revolution” is emerging within the scope of global trends which generate structural changes in farms and the wider value chain in unexplored ways, comparable to what happened in the 1950s when tractors started to be used more widely, and pesticides were introduced.