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Brussels Bulletin: Denmark first to ban PFAS in food packaging

Brussels Bulletin: Denmark first to ban PFAS in food packaging

By Flora Southey

In this edition of the Brussels Bulletin, Denmark moves to ban PFAS chemicals from food packaging, a European Citizens’ Initiative calls for the introduction of a minimum price on CO₂ emissions, and Germany prohibits glyphosate.

Brussels Bulletin: A round-up of news and views from the EU

Brussels Bulletin: A round-up of news and views from the EU

By Flora Southey

In this edition of the Brussels Bulletin, the European Union agrees to accept 35,000 tonnes of non-hormone treated beef from the United States, EFSA questions the safety of a whipworm egg as a food supplement, and pesticide chlorphyrifos comes under the...

EU Council adopts ban on single-use plastics, farmers angry as Mercosur deal inches closer: Brussels Bulletin

Brussels Bulletin: EU Council adopts ban on single-use plastics

By Oliver Morrison

The EU Council has adopted a total ban on single-use plastics by 2021, farmers are angry as the Mercosur deal inches closer, while environmentalists have warned about a failure to tackle agriculture’s contribution to climate breakdown. FoodNavigator brings...

MEP Bernd Lange said that negotiating TTIP terms was the 'democratic duty' of EU parliamentarians. “If [globalization] is to work for the benefit of the people, then it cannot be left in the hands of the negotiators alone.

MEPs back TTIP but reject investor clause

By Niamh Michail

MEPs have voted through a resolution supporting TTIP on condition the ISDS clause is replaced – but the proposed replacement has drawn criticism.

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