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European innovation paving the way to more ecological farming

People tend to see research and innovation as a way to meet the ends of a more industrialised and technologically advanced world that loses connection with nature. In fact, the scopes, means and ends of innovation are much broader. Science and innovation are extremely useful to understand how nature and ecosystems work, how plants, animals and...

Commission approves new protected geographical indication from Croatia

The European Commission has approved the application for registration of "Zagorski mlinci" in the register of Protected Geographical Indications (PGI). It is a very fine flatbreadof rectangular shape, traditionally baked in the northern region of Hrvatsko Zagorje. After being rolled on large surfaces, the dough is stretched by hand as finely as...

Africa-Europe alliance: a political declaration for a stronger partnership in agriculture, food and farming

On the occasion of the third African Union – European Union agricultural ministerial conference, African Union and the European Union representatives will for the first time endorse a Political Declaration, accompanied by an action agenda, with the overall aim of further strengthening the Africa-EU partnership in food and farming at all levels....

Commission takes action against fraud in organic products

In 2018, the European Commission, together with Europol, decided to launch a targeted action on organics in the framework of the OPSON VIII operation. The aim of this operation was to protect the reputation of the EU organic logo, and guarantee the confidence European consumers rightly have in it. It is important to stress that organic fraud does...

Commissioners Hogan and Andriukaitis participates in the third African Union and European Union agriculture ministerial conference in Rome...

Commissioner for agriculture and rural development Phil Hogan and Commissioner for health and food safety Vytenis Andriukaitis will participate tomorrow in Rome in the third AU-EU agriculture ministerial conference. African Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, Mrs Josefa Sacko and Commissioner Hogan formally host this high-...

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