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    Energy label is simplified, saving businesses billions

    The European Parliament this week agreed to revert back to its original A to G format on energy labels, thereby removing the confusing plusses (for example, A+++). The rescaling of the old label will apply to a total of 15… Read More

  • British Poultry Council calls for growth in the UK poultry market

    THE BRITISH Poultry Council has called for all candidates of the upcoming European Parliamentary elections to see themselves as facilitators of growth in the UK poultry market.                          … Read More

  • Groceries code adjudicator outlines powers

    FARMERS HAVE welcomed the new Groceries Code Adjudicator’s (GCA) powers to investigate, enforce and penalise supermarkets suspected of breaching the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCoP – Code).               The new GCA Christine Tacon… Read More

  • Shoppers should know how their meat was killed

    THE RSPCA is calling for its supporters to contact their MEPs urging them to add their signature of support for clearer labelling of welfare standards on meat.   A Written Declaration (WD) has been tabled in the European Parliament calling… Read More

  • Urgent calls for MEP’s to reconsider fisheries funding deal

    MEMBERS SITTING ON the European Parliament Fisheries Committee voted to provide subsidiaries worth 1.6 billion euros to improve EU fishing fleets and diversify local economies hit by the decline in the fishing sector.              … Read More

  • Friends of the Earth react to UN biofuels report

    ENVIRONMENTAL CAMPAIGN group Friends of the Earth has issued its reaction to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s report on the impact of biofuels on food security.   The report, which came out yesterday (26th June) confirmed that the production… Read More

  • Overfishing in decline

    THE LATEST figures on fish stocks in EU waters indicate that efforts to phase out overfishing are paying off, said the European Commission.                     In a consultation document, the Commission reported… Read More

  • Fish policy reform step closer

    THE REFORM of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) has moved a step closer with an agreement between the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers.   The overarching aim of the reformed policy is to end overfishing and ensure fishing… Read More

  • Stricter enforcement on animal welfare needed

    THE EUROPEAN Parliament has called for current legislation on animal welfare to be better enforced.     MEPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of the report – ‘an EU Strategy for the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2012–2015’ – in Strasbourg… Read More

  • Chefs cook sustainable fish for MEP’s

    THREE RENOWNED international chefs were guests at the European Parliament (EP) kitchens recently where they prepared a special “sustainable fish dish” for thousands of MEPs, staff and visitors of the Parliament.                  … Read More