Today, a group of citizens concerned about the use of endocrine disruptors – chemical substances affecting human hormones – came to the European Parliament to engage in a discussion with scientific experts and politicians. The discussion highlighted the extent to which we are all exposed to endocrine disruptors on a daily basis through products such as food packaging, clothing, cosmetics, children’s toys and crops grown with certain pesticides.
The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer. The merger is conditional on the divestiture of an extensive remedy package, which addresses the parties’ overlaps in seeds, pesticides and digital agriculture.
EU must do its utmost to increase and improve protein crops production at home and diversify imports from abroad, the Agriculture Committee said on Tuesday.
The seminar, bringing together acknowledged European experts from the field of food safety and quality policy on the one hand, and representatives of Korean authorities, importers, retailers, journalists and researchers on the other, will provide an avenue for presentation of practical EU approaches concerning sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) issues, labelling, controls, organic products as well as geographical indications.
The aim of this annual conference is to provide food law practitioners with an analysis of the recent legislation, case law and ongoing policy developments at EU level affecting the food sector.
Several decisions of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annexes to the EEA Agreement, concerning digital, energy, climate & environment, transport and food& drink and health policy.
The effects of GMOs on human or animal health may fall within the area of the environment, so that non-governmental organisations may refer to those aspects within an application for review based on the Aarhus Regulation.
A summary of the first PEST Committee meeting is now available.