EFSA has completed its review of the maximum levels of glyphosate that are legally permitted to be present in food. The review is based on data on glyphosate residues in food submitted to EFSA by all EU Member States.
Parliament’s pesticides committee has until the end of 2018 to investigate and propose improvements to the procedure for the authorisation of pesticides. Find out more about its work.
Blockchain: it’s a buzzword that seems both brilliantly simple and fiendishly complex. It’s an emerging technology that uses a public distributed ledger to chronologically record transactions, agreement, and contracts. It is being applied to everything from mortgage approvals and voting to insurance contracts and black-market transfers. But how does it work, and how can it help improve the food supply chain and healthcare?
New rules to ensure that only high-quality organic food is sold in the EU and to boost organic production were approved by the European Parliament on Thursday. MEPs gave the go-ahead to the new EU law on organic production and labelling, as agreed by Parliament’s negotiators and EU ministers on 28 June 2017, by 466 votes in favour to 124 against, with 50 abstentions.
EFSA is close to completing two landmark assessments of the risks posed to consumers by multiple pesticides.
Update: a flash report is now available
Today in Brussels, the Steering Group on Promotion and Prevention is holding its fourth meeting to discuss best practices to support national policies on non-communicable diseases. Several EU countries will present their experiences and their priority areas. Participants will be asked to select the 2018 round of best practices in the area of nutrition and physical activity, as well as to discuss proton therapy centres in the EU. Commissioner Andriukaitis will also address the members of the Steering Group.