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A new European–level work program has been established to coordinate nationally funded research aimed at securing a safe and sustainable food supply whilst reducing the impact of agriculture on climate change, this press release reports. The EU "Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) on Agriculture,...
The EU has added EUR13.2 million (US$15.8 million) to its funding of the UN Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO’s) efforts to increase agricultural production in the developing countries worst hit by high food prices, this press release reports. FAO Assistant Director-General Jose...
Former EU Agriculture Commissioner Franz Fischler recently called on Europe to significantly contribute to world food security by fulfilling its "production potential", as the continent moves from being a net exporter of foodstuffs to become a net importer. Fischer said, "Europe's...
This article says that international organizations and some in Europe are mobilizing in response to the global food crisis. The World Bank has forcefully emphasized the importance of agriculture to "jump-starting" economic expansion and breaking the cycle of poverty. UN Secretary General...
According to this article, when it comes to genetically modified (GM) crops, Europe remains the world’s big holdout. Other countries, such as the United States, Canada, Brazil, Argentina and China have embraced the technology, but in Europe, two powerful forces are pitted against each other. On one side...
According to this article, the European Commission has indicated it believes GM crops can "alleviate the current crisis in food supply," although it has also said "expediency should not overrule strict scientific scrutiny of the use of GMO technology." While many Europeans remain...
At a meeting sponsored by the German Marshall Fund of the United States, participants from the European Union (EU) and the United States discussed the EU's new labeling and traceability laws for genetically modified (GM) foods consumer acceptance in Minneapolis, MN. Kim Madsen, administrator for...
At a meeting sponsored by the German Marshall Fund of the United States, participants from the European Union (EU) and the United States discussed the EU's new labeling and traceability laws for genetically modified (GM) foods consumer acceptance in Minneapolis, MN. Kim Madsen, administrator for...
Consultations have ended between the United States (US) and the European Union (EU) over the EU's de facto moratorium on approvals of agricultural biotechnology products. Following a negotiation session on June 19, U.S. Trade Representative spokesperson Richard Mills said that he was "disappointed...
Consultations have ended between the United States (US) and the European Union (EU) over the EU's de facto moratorium on approvals of agricultural biotechnology products. Following a negotiation session on June 19, U.S. Trade Representative spokesperson Richard Mills said that he was "disappointed...