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CAP should be linked to health agenda, MEP Heart Health Group hears ©iStock

Calls for EC to link agriculture and health policy

By Katy Askew

European health campaigners and some MEPs argue the European Commission should take a joined up approach to its food, agriculture and health policy by linking farmer payments to the healthiness of the food they produce.

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EU Member States back neonicotinoid ban

By Katy Askew

European Member States have voted in favour of Commission proposals for an almost total ban on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides in the EU.

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Streamlined regulation paves way for wave of exotic foods in Europe

By Katia Merten-Lentz, partner at international law firm Keller and Heckman

Could new novel food rules open up the European market to a wave of exotic foods and ingredients? Katia Merten-Lentz, partner at international law firm Keller and Heckman, believes a streamlined process offers potential to increase innovation around 'traditional'...

Food makers may need to find alternative names for veggie 'burgers' and other meat substitutes in France

France bans use of meaty names for veggie food

By Katy Askew

France looks set to prohibit meat terms from being used to describe plant-based foods, with MPs backing a proposal to ban producers of meat substitutes from using phrases like “steak” or “sausage” to describe meat-free products.

Agricultural emissions in the spotlight as Ireland hears call for carbon tax ©iStock/DigitalZombie

Irish calls for carbon tax on agriculture

By Katy Askew

Ireland’s Citizens Assembly has issued a report on how the country can become a “leader in tackling climate change”, including calls for the taxation of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and increased efforts to combat food waste.

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