Animal welfare groups today welcomed calls by the European Parliament for an EU-wide ban on meat and dairy products from cloned animals.
Wed, 03 Sep, 2008
THE EU’s system for importing livestock feeds made from genetically modified crops has been slammed as “fundamentally unbalanced and discriminatory” by the European Parliament Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development chairman Neil Parish.
Thu, 08 May, 2008
Europe’s farmers could respond to international food shortages and soaring prices if they were unshackled from the Common Agricultural Policy, a British MEP said today.
Wed, 23 Apr, 2008
Europe’s agriculture commissioner lost her cool this afternoon over claims that EU farm subsidies are being handed out to golf clubs and riding stables in the UK.
Tue, 20 Nov, 2007
THE European Parliament has voted by an overwhelming majority to investigate retailers’ responses to global food price hikes.
Thu, 01 Nov, 2007
The European Commission was under fire tonight for refusing to impose an immediate ban on Brazilian beef imports into the European Union.
Tue, 09 Oct, 2007
TWO of the country’s leading food company chief executives, Owen Killian of IAWS and John Moloney of Glanbia, will be among the speakers at the Agricultural Science Association (ASA) annual conference in Trim, Co Meath, on September 14.
Fri, 24 Aug, 2007
Farmers in the UK are attempting to get back to work today after restrictions on the movement of animals in the wake of the foot and mouth outbreak were relaxed.
Thu, 09 Aug, 2007
EU rural development funding is unlikely to be cleared for spending by member states before the Council of Agriculture Ministers on March 19 and 20.
Thu, 08 Mar, 2007
The Netherlands and France are expected today to be given EU permission to start vaccinating poultry flocks against bird flu.
Wed, 22 Feb, 2006
A panel of European Union veterinary experts today debated the merit of letting governments vaccinate poultry to prevent bird flu from infecting commercial poultry stocks.
Tue, 21 Feb, 2006
THE arrival of bird flu in the EU prompted governments yesterday to bolster their defences against the deadly H5N1 virus as farmers braced for a plunge in the €20 billion poultry industry.
Tue, 14 Feb, 2006
Euro MPs overwhelmingly backed plans today to save the lives of thousands of dolphins and porpoises trapped in fishing nets every year.
Tue, 10 Feb, 2004
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