Year 12 | 22 January 2020 | TO ENTER | TO REGISTER


Ireland first EU state allowed to export bovine products to the US market

Ireland’s government announced that it will be the first EU state to export beef to the United States in more than 15 years

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Asaja defends the supply of olive oil "without undue price pressures"

After the record 2013-14 campaign where more than 1.7 million tons were produced in Spain, nearly 752,000 in Jaén, is expected to harvest is "very short" with 780,000 tons in all the country and 270,000 in the province

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The Turkish extra virgin olive to 3.5 euro per liter threatens exports

Olive growers and bottlers are launching the same warning: the risk is to lose market share in the United States, China, Japan and Saudi Arabia. Called for government intervention

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EU countries get more latitude on the cultivation o f GMOs

The draft directive reflects an agreement reached between the Italian presidency and representatives of the European Parliament and the European Commission on 3 December

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Over 97% of foods in European Union contain pesticide residues within legal limits

The report is based on the analysis of almost 79,000 food samples carried out by 27 EU Member States, Iceland and Norway

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Moratorium on nano-foods and labelling of cloned meat

Draft plans to encourage food innovation via a new, simplified authorization procedure for novel foods were approved by the Environment Committee of the European Parlament

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The olive oil world giants are betting on Spain

Huge investments in Cordoba both the Portuguese Sovena and the Spanish Deoleo. In Italy no investment is planned or for quality control or for olive


Flexibility for EU countries to ban GMO crops

Long-awaited draft plans to allow EU member states to restrict, or ban, the cultivation of crops containing genetically modified organisms on their own territory even if it is allowed at EU level

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Olive oil production in Andalusia drop of 56%

The Department of Agriculture estimates that the province of Jaen bad harvest will lose € 4 million in wages. No alarm for Infaoliva:  extra virgin stocks will be sufficient for the market

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In France, wine is part of its cultural heritage

Following in the footsteps of Uruguay or Argentina, which recognised wine as the "national drink", France is thus recognising special protection for wine and viticultural terroirs by integrating them into France's cultural, gastronomic and landscape heritage

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Healthy foods are three times more expensive per calorie than less healthy foods

Novel use of UK national data finds a growing gap between the prices of more and less healthy foods between 2002 and 2012

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Hepatitis A outbreak: Bulgarian blackberries and Polish redcurrants are the most common contaminated ingredients

As contaminated berries could still be circulating in the food chain, EFSA re-emphasises the need for enhanced surveillance, risk communication, vaccination and further research in the area of public health

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