Greek voters have decisively rejected by 61.3% to 38.7% the terms of an international bailout of its economy in a nationwide referendum.

EFSA opinion on non-target insects paves way for GM maize approval

Genetically modified (GM) maize ‘1507’ should soon be approved for cultivation in the EU, after the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) concluded that its initial recommendations on limiting exposure of non-t...

EU asks experts to find scientists for new EU science advice body

The European Commission has asked three experts – one British, one Dutch and one Portuguese – to help find seven individuals for a ‘High-Level Group’ that will give Brussels scientific advice.

Farm support in OECD countries, emerging economies ‘converging’

Levels of support to agricultural producers in Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries and emerging economies are converging, the OECD has said.

Farming not ‘low income’ sector of society in EU - study

Agriculture in the EU is not a low-income sector of society, despite average annual income of around €5,800 per person in the newest 12 EU member states, a new study commissioned by the European Parliament has ...

UK application for emergency neonicotinoid use turned down

The British National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has confirmed that their application for the emergency use of neonicotinoid seed treatments this year has been refused.

Organic meat sector expanding fast in France

Organic meat production rose by almost 10% in France last year as beef and lamb producers responded to increasingly positive market signals.

Analysis: Greener pastures ahead for Brazil's beef sector

Late last month, the US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced it is lifting a ban on beef imports f...

EU agriculture policy diary: the week ahead (July 6-10)

The European Parliament will adopt its recommendations to the European Commission on the negotiations with the US on a ‘Transatlantic Trade and Invest...

Meat and dairy high on global list of contaminated foods

Meat and dairy products were the foods most likely to be reported as contaminated over the last quarter, according to global data collected and analys...

Governments agree on EU plant health rules revision

Member state governments have reached a common position on a proposed overhaul of EU plant health legislation, agreeing to widen the scope of import r...

CAP RDPs adopted for Luxembourg, Murcia and Molise

The European Commission has adopted three more CAP 2014-2020 rural development programmes (RDPs) – for Luxembourg, Spain’s Murcia region and Italy’s M...

Consultation launched for revised EU ‘circular economy’ strategy

The European Commission is seeking input from stakeholders and citizens to feed into a revised EU ‘circular economy’ strategy, set to be proposed late...

Agra Europe's top ten most read articles for June

The most read articles on the Agra Europe website last month.

Comment: Risk of mycotoxin contamination in crops grows with climate change

Professor Naresh Magan and Dr Angel Medina Vaya of the Cranfield Soil and AgriFood Institute discuss the research they have been undertaking on the potential spread of fungal diseases as a result of c...

Agra Europe's top ten most read articles for June

The most read articles on the Agra Europe website last month.


Seven member states call for more work on organic agreement

Seven member states have put forward a declaration asking the incoming Luxembourg Presidency to continue work on so-called non-authorised substances under the Council agreement recently reached on pro...

Updated CAP Monitor looks at the changes coming for 2014-2020

CAP Monitor is now fully revised and updated, offering a full section-by-section guide to the new CAP for 2014-2020

ComAgri rapporteur joins call for GMO proposal rejection

The European Parliament’s agriculture committee (ComAgri) rapporteur on the controversial European Commission proposal on genetically modified (GM) food and feed imports has joined the push to see the...

Meat firms lose legal cases in France and Britain

A French court has found one of the country’s largest pigmeat processors guilty of manipulating food safety tests so that potentially unsafe meat could be sold to consumers.

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