Four non-governmental organisations have demanded a halt to fishing for western Baltic herring and eastern Baltic cod for 2020.
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The European Commission has decided on a set of rules to follow in order to prevent avian influenza outbreaks as has previously been the case.
The two measures described are part of the plan to aid farmers in feeding and taking care of their livestock, and with the production of crops.
Of the labs that did not use WGS, the main reason given was that they lacked the budget and expertise.
The EU's Commissioner for Trade has expressed regret at being put in this position, but said there was 'no other choice'.
With an agri-food trade value of €255 billion in 2017, the EU has held on to its position as largest global exporter and importer of agri-food products.
Proposed measures would restructure rules that are more than 25 years old.
The European Commission has proposed a ban on "damaging unfair trading practices" that disadvantage smaller operators in the food industry.
The announcement comes in response to a request brought forward in a European Citizens' Initiative concerning glyphosate.
Responding to consumer concerns about food quality and food fraud, the European Commission has launched a "Knowledge Centre", operated by the Joint Research Centre.
As tensions escalate over Donald Trump's proposed steel and aluminium levies, the EU has allegedly been drawing up a retaliation list.
The results of a month-long push by the European Commission to encourage EU member states to become more involved in E-commerce has revealed 428 incidents of unauthorised novel foods sold online in Europe.
New targets have been set across Europe by the European Commission in a bid to fast-track the move to a more circular economy.