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The report warned that SMEs would be adversely hit by additional administrative costs of mandatory labelling

Mandatory origin labelling: Costs outweigh the benefits, says EC

By Niamh Michail

Mandatory labelling for dairy could push up production costs by nearly 50% and limit consumer freedom of choice - the current status quo is the most suitable option, say two Commission reports that have been welcomed by the food industry.

Angelique Delahaye, MEP from the coservative European People's Party (EPP) said:

MEPs adopt EU alcohol resolution

By Niamh Michail

MEPs adopted a resolution on calorie content of alcoholic drinks yesterday, a move welcomed by industry and stakeholders across Europe who hope it will spur the Commission into legislating.

The organisation wants any pesticides with evidence of harm to bees taken off the shelves

Campaigners win case against Bayer over pesticide bee claims

By Joyeeta Basu

Friends of the Earth Germany has said it will step up its fight to protect bees after German chemical giant Bayer CropScience failed to sue it in court for claiming that a pesticide manufactured by the company could harm bees.

MEP vote backs meat origin labelling

MEP vote backs meat origin labelling

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee (ENVI) Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted 48 to 15 to introduce legislation on origin labelling on meat used as an ingredient in processed foods.

“Most of the research priorities identified should be addressed in the coming years to deliver results in the short- to mid-term (before 2030),” said the report

Commission defines food research priorities to 2050

By Anna Bonar

Tailored diets, sustainability, integrated policy-making and consumer awareness of the link between food and health are the four research priority ideas identified in the European Commission’s (EC) foresight report.

European food industry leads calls for Lima progress on climate change

By Paul Gander

With the UN-led climate change negotiations now underway in Lima, Peru, industry organisation FoodDrinkEurope is urging delegates to stop “stalling” and come up with an “ambitious and legally-binding” agreement before the Paris talks in November 2015.

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