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Novel foods

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Biodiversity

The European Commission today presented an EU strategy* aimed at fulfilling the EU goal of halting biodiversity loss by 2020, agreed by EU leaders last year. The Greens expressed regret that the strategy offers few concrete commitments for achieving this goal and sub-targets that are inconsistent wi...
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EU food labelling rules

The European Parliament environment and public health committee today voted on a legislative proposal on food information rules in second reading. While the Greens welcomed some improvements, such as on origin labelling and fake foods, the group described the failure to support full front-of-pack he...
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Radioactive contamination of foodstuffs

The European Commission yesterday announced it would be reducing the maximum permitted tolerance levels for radiation in foodstuffs imported to the EU from Japan, after the Green group raised concerns that the EU levels were less strict than those in Japan (1). The Greens urged the Commission to rev...
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e-fa News Round-Up March 2011

  The European Free Alliance (EFA) draws together political parties fighting for democracy and self-determination for the stateless nations and regions of Europe. European Free Alliance MEPs sit in a European parliamentary group with the Greens, making up the fourth largest group in the Europe...
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Hungary at the crossroads

In the context of the Hungarian Presidency of the EU, the Greens in the European Parliament organise a two-day debate in Budapest together with LMP, their sister party in Hungary. Two major issues of concern will be on the agenda: the state of democracy in Hungary which raises legitimate questions and the protection of environment as a me…
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Fukushima/radiation in food

The Greens in the European Parliament have raised serious concerns about the applicable EU tolerance limits for radiation in imported foodstuffs from Japan, which are less strict than those applicable in Japan itself. The Greens called for an immediate strengthening of the maximum permitted levels f...
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Clone food

'Conciliation negotiations' between the European Parliament and Council on EU legislation on novel foods, which has included a crucial debate on clone food, collapsed early this morning with no agreement. The Greens have consistently argued for a ban on food from clones and their descendents to be i...
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EU food safety agency future questioned

Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans has welcomed today's decision by the European Parliament's Petitions Committee to call for an investigation into the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA). The decision follows two petitions submitted by Dr Brian John of anti-GMO campaign organisation GM Free Cymru and suppor...
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The role of Europe in fighting deforestation

This round table organised by the Greens/EFA will try and answer some key questions like : what is the state of play of deforestation? What are the political challenges for the EU to successfully combat deforestation? After the EU Timber Regulation, what needs to be done? Is FLEGTworking and how?