Today, the Commission published the results of a pan-European testing campaign of food products showing that some products are identically or similarly branded while having a different composition.
In 2018, the European Commission, together with Europol, decided to launch a targeted action on organics in the framework of the OPSON VIII operation. The aim of this operation was to protect the reputation of the EU organic logo, and guarantee the confidence European consumers rightly have in it. It is important to stress that organic fraud does not present food safety risks and, if discovered, products that are non-compliant with the organic rules are downgraded and sold as conventional ones.
Report on biodiversity sheds a light on where the future negotiation should go.
Agriculture, forestry and other rural sectors are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The common agricultural policy (CAP) has therefore a key role to play in promoting climate mitigation and supporting these sectors to adapt to climate change.
Innovative agricultural practices could have a positive impact on Europe’s environmental future and the adoption of these methods by sustainability-conscious farmers is becoming increasingly common.