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Antimicrobial resistance: What is the risk of spread through animal transport?

EFSA has begun work on a new assessment looking at the risk of antimicrobial resistant bacteria spreading during animal transport.   The assessment, which was requested by the European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI), will focus on the risk of resistant zoonotic bacteria spreading among poultry…

EP: New EU farm to fork strategy to make our food healthier and more sustainable

Binding reduction targets for pesticide use needed   Animal welfare standards to be reviewed  More land for organic farming  Farmers must earn a fair share of the profit from sustainably produced food    MEPs present plans revamping the EU’s food systems, to produce healthier food, ensure food security, a fair income for…

Green Deal 2030 targets and agricultural production studies

Various studies, recently published, analysed possible effects of some elements of the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies on EU agriculture, including the Commission’s Joint Research Centre study.   The studies provide both the scientific community and policy makers with a valuable insight on the choice of policy tools to mitigate the risks…

Animal welfare: the Commission launches a wide public consultation for an ambitious revision of the legislation

As part of its "Farm to fork" strategy, the Commission launched today a public consultation on the revision of the animal welfare legislation. The ambition is to present a revised legislative proposal to the Member States and the European Parliament within two years.   Stella Kyriakides, Commissioner for Health and Food Security, said: "The well-…

Building sustainable food systems: Executive Vice-President Timmermans, Commissioners Wojciechowski and Kyriakides at Farm to Fork Conference

The second edition of the annual Farm to Fork Conference ‘Building sustainable food systems together’ will be held this afternoon and tomorrow morning (14-15 October 2021). This year’s conference will be opened by Executive Vice-President for the Green Deal, Frans Timmermans and will be hosted by Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella…