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Restriction or prohibition on GMO cultivation

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© Don Bayley
Food and consumers © Don Bayley
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MEP backs clearer food labelling

Jill Evans MEP today hosted a meeting at the European Parliament in Strasbourg for the Women's Institute (WI) to present their campaign for mandatory country of origin labelling to fellow MEPs. The debate was held in advance of a vote on food labelling, due to take place at the plenary session of th...
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GMO cultivation

The European Parliament today voted on a new EU legislative proposal giving member states the right to decide whether to prohibit the cultivation of GMOs on their territory. The Greens were concerned with the original approach, which did not give legal certainty to member states, but believe th...
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Scheme for food distribution to the most deprived persons in the Union

The European Parliament, –   having regard to Article 27 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 of 22 October 2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation)(1) and to Commission Re...
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e-fa News Round-Up May/June 2011

Key issues over the past few weeks included: E-coli outbreak S4C future raised with European Commission EU calls for a new era of social justice Scots political bloggers EFA Group visit to Limburg Food security and price volatility Independence for South Sudan Plight of the Tuareg in the Libyan Con...
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Water pollution

The European Parliament environment committee today voted on a proposal to revise EU rules on the use of phosphates in detergents (1). Green MEPs welcomed the outcome, which would extend the proposed ban on phosphates in laundry detergents to dishwashing detergents. After the vote, Green MEP and sha...
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Greens/EFA Press briefing

Greens/EFA co-presidents Dany Cohn-Bendit and Rebecca Harms will present the key issues of the plenary session and of the European agenda for the Greens/EFA group. The event is livestreamed
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Madagascar

The European Parliament,      having regard to its previous resolutions on Madagascar, particularly those of 7 May 2009 and of 11 February 2010, –   having regard to the Maputo Accords of 8 and 9 August 2009 and the Addis Ababa Additional Act of 6 November 2...
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Seeds for a sustainable future

CONFERENCE DOCUMENTATION DG SANCO consultation on review of EU laws on seed marketing: options and analysis paper + Action plan + 12 directives under reviewClaudia OLAZABAL, DG ENVI, European Commission - EU biodiversity strategy presentation (ppt)Maaike RAAIJMAKERS, IFOAM EU - pres...
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Plenary Round-up

Highlights for the Greens included the votes of the reports on lobbying transparency and registering lobbyists, on the discharge of the EU's 2009 budget and on investment agreements with 3rd countries. The debates on Schengen, on nuclear safety, on novel foods and on Syria were also our priorities during this plenary week.