EU: EU to pronounce on ethics of production
The European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies is drafting advice on the morality of modern food production techniques and policies, for publication by December.
The European Commission body is considering the ethics of food security policies, agricultural sustainability, the global food trade, biofuels, the EU's Common Agricultural Policy, GMOs and intellectual property rights.
Ireland's food safety watchdog has put out a blanket recall on all pork products manufactured in the country after it emerged that a "significant proportion" of Irish pigs have been contaminated with ...
The EU's ban on imports of poultry and poultry products from the US is to stay, at least for the time being, EU agriculture ministers have decided....
Friesland Foods and Campina, the Dutch dairy groups set to merge to create a EUR9.1bn (US$12.85bn) giant, today (17 December) welcomed EU clearance of the deal - but expressed "regret" that parts of t...
The EU today (17 December) cleared the merger between dairy companies Campina and Friesland Foods - provided the Dutch firms sell off a slew of businesses....
The European Commission has ordered EU-funded emergency storage for up to 30,000 tonnes of healthy Irish pigmeat, following a collapse in demand caused by the country's dioxin contamination crisis....
The Greek cheese industry is set to receive EUR2.6m (US$3.5m) in marketing subsidies from the European Commission over three years, while the Irish meat sector - under pressure from the dioxin crisis ...
The European Commission has agreed a communication to improve the functioning of the food supply chain in a bid to lower prices for consumers....
The European Food Safety Authority has downplayed the threat to health posed by the consumption of Irish pork, some of which was found to contain illegal levels of dioxins....
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