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Meat in processed food must have origin labelled according to EU Parliament

The European Parliament today adopted a resolution urging the European Commission to finally propose new legislation to ensure mandatory origin labelling for meat in processed foods, like frozen lasagnes or pies. Commenting after the vote UK Green MEP Keith Taylor, who co-drafted the resolution, sai...


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The Greens/EFA Co-Presidents' briefing

10.02.2015

Video from press conference Strasbourg 10 February 2015

Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms and Philippe Lamberts present the key issues of the plenary session and of the European agenda for the Greens/EFA group


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Mandatory origin labelling of processed meat

Greens/EFA call the Commission to legislate for more transparency and better consumer information

90% of EU consumers want to know where their meat comes from. So, as Greens, our main argument for labelling the country of origin of meat, both processed and unprocessed, is to meet consumers' demands and enable them to make informed choices


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End of milk quota

The Greens call for a more balanced approach to prevent crisis

On 27th January, the Agriculture Committee of the European Parliament discussed the end of milk quota in the EU. As the end of the milk quota system draws nearer, the dairy industry claims that ˮmilk will remain the white gold for the next decade“. However, the expected growth in exports to China...


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GMO (In)digest

Issue 16 of the GMO Campaign Newsletter

Renationalisation proposal, GMO-free regions 2015 conference, situation in Spain and Czech Republic as well as in USA, China and Mexican are the items of our newsletter n°16


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GMO authorisation

New EU scheme eases way for GMOs without addressing flawed authorisation process

The European Parliament today voted to endorse an agreement on a new scheme for the authorisation of genetically-modified organisms in the EU. The Greens voted against the new scheme, as it would renationalise decisions about GMO cultivation instead of reforming the risk assessment process for GMOs,...


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EU-US TTIP negotiations

Public opposition to controversial investor dispute mechanism cannot be ignored

The European Commission today presented an analysis of the outcome of a public consultation it launched on the controversial investor-state dispute settlement mechanism in the EU-US trade and investment partnership (TTIP). Commenting on the Commission's analysis, Green trade spokesperson Yannick Jad...


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Join the Food Revolution Newsletter

Issue n°8 January 2015

GREEN INSIGHT INTO EU FOOD POLICY Vote on GMO authorisation: New EU scheme eases way for GMOs without addressing flawed authorisation process  FOOD FOR THOUGHT  The European Parliament's Sustainable Food Steering Group insists on the importance of the publication of th...


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Tar sands

Door opened to tar sands oil in Europe as MEPs fail to reject unclear law

The European Parliament today narrowly failed to reject new fuel quality rules proposed by the EU Commission, which do not include a separate methodology for assessing greenhouse gas emissions from tar sands oil (1). The proposed rejection needed the support of an absolute majority of the Parliament...


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GMO authorisation

New scheme fails to change flawed GMO authorisation process

The European Parliament's environment committee today voted to endorse an agreement on a new scheme for the authorisation of genetically-modified organisms in the EU. The Greens voted against the new scheme, as it would renationalise decisions about GMO cultivation instead of reforming the risk asse...


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TTIP Talks: What's Cooking?

10.12.2014

Perspectives on Food & Farming

In the first event of its kind, the Green Group in the European Parliament, in co-operation with civil society and farmers’ organisations from both sides of the Atlantic, is pleased to invite you to a conference on the impacts of a potential EU-US trade agreement (TTIP) on food and farming. With invited speakers from the food and farming sectors and civil society, and invited respondents from the European Commission, this conference promises to be an open and frank debate on TTIP and its potential consequences on food safety standards, consumer rights, animal welfare and the wider impact on rural areas.


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GMO authorisation

Deal avoids worst but fails to provide full certainty for those wanting to say no to GMOs in Europe

An agreement on a proposed new scheme for the authorisation of genetically-modified organisms in the EU was reached last night in negotiations between the European Parliament and EU governments in Council. Commenting on the deal, Green food safety spokesperson Bart Staes said: “This deal has avoi...


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