Proposal was "not formulated in such a way as to assemble widespread support".
Dacian Ciolos, European commissioner for agriculture, announced today (23 May) that he will withdraw a new regulation set to enter into force that would have banned restaurants from using refillable olive oil containers.
The ban, which had already been approved by member states and was set to enter force at the start of next year, had attracted media attention in the past week [...] Read more
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CFP reform could be delayed by several years.
Green groups upset at Italian MEP.
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Germany changes position, delivering a majority in support of the Commission's proposed ban on neonicotinoids.
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European Commission urged to add South Korea to the blacklist.
Irish government to update member states on state of CAP reform negotiations.
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Scepticism over Commission's proposal to limit the amount of biofuel made from food crops.
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Special report: The future of food
Published Thursday, 4 October 2012
Demographic challenges demand new European patterns in growing, distributing and consuming food.
Half of all food produced globally is thrown away, but there are possible measures to combat food waste in Europe
The reaction to a new study casting doubt on GM safety shows just how distrustful Europeans are of new food technology
As fertiliser use increases, so do concerns about the environmental effects
When it comes to new and innovative foods, nothing has been more controversial than the idea of eating meat from cloned animals.
Rising commodity prices threaten food supply in developing countries
Farmers will have to change their relationship with the soil to meet new challenges