EU roadshow to combat kids' obesity
The EU has launched a new campaign to encourage healthy eating among school children, bringing the Tasty Bunch roadshow to 18000 kids in 180 schools, in seven counties.
More work needed on organic legislation says EU agriculture head
Mariann Fischer Boel, member of the European Commission responsible for Agriculture and Rural Development, said the organic food sector needs the support of good legislation, which would help build consumer awareness and trust.
EU scraps regulations on forbidden fruit
Ugly and misshapen fruit and vegetables are to be permitted for sale in Europe for the first time – but equal rights are still a dream for many grocery items covered by separate regulations.
Boel pushes wine reforms in Europe
Mariann Fischer Boel is on a tour of the EU
to push controversial changes to the way wine makers
are subsidised in the bloc.
Cereal supply shortage puts crunch on processors
A European Commission statement yesterday that the bloc's cereal
stocks are at a low point, emphasises the food industry's warning
that commodity prices are hurting manufacturers.
EU pledges millions to promote agriculture
The European Commission has pledged €38.9m in support of projects
to promote European agricultural products to consumers in the face
of a global open market, including organics, dairy, fruit and veg
Commissioner looks forward to strong, flexible CAP
Mariann Fischer Boel, Europe's agriculture commissioner, has
highlighted key area for the upcoming CAP 'Health Check', as the EU
gears up to making the common agricultural policy stronger and more
Agriculture ministers unanimous over fruit and veg reforms
EU agriculture ministers this week voted unanimously in favour of
reforms to the Common Market Organisation for fruit and vegetables,
which is expected to improve competitiveness, reduce crisis-driven
fluctuations, and promote consumption.
Quality key to future EU food profitability
Quality will be key to a strong European food sector, agriculture
commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel told a Brussels conference on
food quality certification yesterday.
Fischer Boel rejects EU milk quotas
Signs that EU milk quotas have outlived their usefulness grew
stronger this week after the bloc's agriculture commissioner openly
criticised the system in front of industry officials.
EU outlines future of food reform in 2007
The European commissioner for agriculture has outlined the sectors
targeted for reform in 2007.
EC outlines future of globalised food ingredients market
European agriculture commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel has outlined
how a future globalised food ingredients market might look.
EU 'strongly committed' to Mediterranean agriculture
The EU has sought to ease frustrations that agricultural trade
within the Mediterranean region has not advanced as quickly as
EC calls for greater "responsibility" over new sugar reforms
The sugar industry must take greater responsibility to ensure the
successful restructuring of the EU market, said the European
Commissioner for agriculture.
'Paralysis' of food trade talks bad for EU business
The European Commission has once again expressed regret that the
failure of the WTO Doha Round of trade talks will negatively impact
WTO food talks end in suspension and failure
Pascal Lamy will demand a suspension of the Doha round of
agriculture talks this week, after WTO members failed to reach a
EU should consider capping the CAP, says commissioner
Mariann Fischer Boel, EU commissioner for agriculture, said Monday
that the commission could consider putting limits on the Single
Payment Scheme if it is found that the scheme is not efficient.
EU food reforms should not be rushed, warns Boel
Those demanding quicker CAP reform should bear in mind the current
speed of change and take into account the successful legacy of the
EU's food policy, argues the European agriculture commissioner.
Sugar reform was vital and overdue, says EU
Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel explains why the formal adoption
this week of the EU sugar reforms was vital, and why it doesn't
mean the end for Europe's sugar industry.
Little hope of special treatment for CEE sugar sector
EU agriculture commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel yesterday spoke
out against special arrangements for the new member states when the
EU adopts final proposals for sugar reform later this year,
reports Chris Mercer.