The UK’s food sector will face “enormous challenges” following Brexit, both in relation to trade with Europe and within its own borders, according to a report by the House of Lords EU energy and environment subcommittee.
Canadians will be able to buy beef from 19 European countries for the first time since 1996, after the Canadian government decided to reopen the trade route which was closed following the outbreak of BSE two decades ago.
The EU has reassured food producers that new measures brought in by the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) including a crisis reserve are in place to assist them in the fallout of Russian trade sanctions - adding that a joined up European response is needed...
Pan-European research shows that while higher bee colony mortalities do exist in some parts of the EU due to cold winter weather, bees are neither disappearing, nor is colony collapse disorder taking place.
A majority of EU member states voted against approving a genetically modified (GM) maize variety for cultivation in Europe at a Council of Ministers meeting on Tuesday – but the Commission may still approve the crop under EU rules.
Last week the European Commission threatened 12 EU member states
with court action should they continue to ignore new EU legislation
regulating the release of GMOs into the environment. A new survey
released this week backs up the...