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Posts tagged European Union

June 3, 2014

 

beekeeper with hives

Is Corn Dust Killing Bees?

Farmers have used insecticides on their crops for decades, so many farmers are skeptical that these seed coatings are now killing bees.

May 2, 2014

 

Raindrops coating unpicked apples in an orchard

EU Apple Ban Drubs North American Regs

The European Union has clamped down on an anti-browning chemical, effectively banning the import of apples and pears from the U.S. and Canada.

March 28, 2013

Healthy As A... 

chicken nuggets

Horse Meat Exposes Distance Between Producer And Consumer

When meat comes from far away, it can be hard to know its history -- or its contents.

November 29, 2012

Spilling Milk 

Cows in a field by a roadside.  There is a sign that reads (in French): Demain, cette ferme sera fermée. Il n'y aura plus de merde dans mes prairies mais elle se retrouvera dans vos plats.

European Dairy Farmers Protest With Tractors, Milk Hoses

Thousands of farmers from throughout Europe came to Belgium with their tractors to protest price controls on milk.

September 9, 2011

Frankenfoods 

honeycomb

EU Says No To GM Pollen In Honey

A ruling passed Tuesday by the European Union could tighten already strict laws on the presence of genetically modified crops in foods.

July 15, 2011

No To GMOs 

EU flag

EU Lawmakers Support Ban On GMOs

Increasing number of EU lawmakers support a country-by-country GM crop ban, but critics say it isn't justified.

July 5, 2011

Food-Borne Illness  

alfalfa sprouts

As Russia Lifts Veggie Ban, U.S. Now Plagued By Tainted Sprouts

The German E. coli outbreak is slowing down, but salmonella cases in the U.S. raise more concern about contaminated alfalfa sprouts.

June 9, 2011

European E. Coli Crisis 

vegetables at the supermarket

E. Coli Outbreak Waning, Still More Questions Than Answers

Scientists have been unable to identify the source of the outbreak or the reason for its severity, and nobody can predict the impacts on European agriculture.

April 25, 2011

International GMOs 

Nebel field

GM Crops Could Get Kicked Out Of The EU

The EU is discussing legislation that would allow individuals countries the ability to decide whether or not to farm GM crops.

January 27, 2011

Foodie Leaks 

Corn

WikiLeaks: Bush-Era Ambassador Pushes GMOs In Europe

Documents published by WikiLeaks show that diplomats aggressively lobbied the EU and the Vatican to buy US GMO crops.

January 19, 2011

Food Contamination 

German flag

German Dioxin Outbreak Prompts New Animal Feed Standards

The Federal Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection unveiled new production rules after 4,700 farms were closed in the German dioxin outbreak.

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