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Food for Europe: European Commission launches new podcast mini-series

The European Commission’s Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development has launched a new podcast mini series called "Food for Europe". Each Thursday, the podcast will bring you stories and in-depth analysis on agriculture, rural development, and the developments that are transforming the way we shop, eat and cultivate our precious,…

Commission publishes study on information measures under the common agricultural policy

The information policy on the common agricultural policy (CAP) was successful in improving understanding and perceptions of the policy. Based on figures from Eurobarometer and results of a stakeholder survey conducted as part of the study, awareness of the CAP has increased over the last five years, and perceptions of its performance have improved…

Commission approves Geographical indication from Belgium

The European Commission has approved the application for the inclusion of “Escavèche de Chimay” from Belgium in the register of protected geographical indications (PGI). The ‘Escavèche de Chimay’ is a cold preparation of cooked fish coated in a jellied, vinegar sauce containing onions. overs the south of the region between the Sambre and the Meuse…

Commission publishes study on geographical indications (GI) and traditional specialities guaranteed (TSG) protected in the EU

The EU framework on geographical indications (GIs) and traditional specialities guaranteed (TSGs) is effective in reaching its objectives and provides a clear EU added value. The GI and TSG schemes are relevant and broadly coherent with other EU and national policies, but there is room for further integration of environmental sustainability and…

Farm to fork strategy: Commission launches consultation on future plan to ensure food supply and food security in times of crisis

The Commission today launched a consultation on an emergency plan to ensure food supply and food security across the EU in times of crisis, as announced in the 'farm to fork' strategy. The purpose of this consultation is to gather comments on the form, nature and scope of the plan. A diversity of actors involved in the food supply chain such as…