Agro World News

EU provisionally agrees requirements for water reuse

EU institutions provisionally agreed requirements for water reuse in farming Tuesday, setting out minimum water quality requirements for the safe reuse of treated urban wastewaters in agricultural irrigation.

Euro-MPs call for reduction in pesticides to protect bees

Further reducing use of pesticides, more funds for research and better monitoring are urgently needed to save the EU's bees, according to the European Parliament's Environment Committee Tuesday.

EU launches WTO action against Indonesia over steel

The European Union brought a dispute in the World Trade Organization (WTO) Friday against Indonesian export restrictions for raw materials used in the production of stainless steel.

EU issues Ecuador with yellow card over illegal fishing

EU efforts to fight illegal fishing worldwide continue as Brussels notified Ecuador Wednesday that it must step up its actions (yellow card) in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.

Brussels sets out quotas for Atlantic, North Sea fishing

Ahead of a 16-17 December Fisheries Council meeting, the European Commission on Thursday adopted its proposal for fishing opportunities in 2020 for 72 stocks in the Atlantic and the North Sea

MEPs block watering down of measures to protect bees

The European Parliament sent an EU regulation to protect bees from harmful pesticides back to the drawing board Wednesday, when MEPs blocked a move by EU Member States to water down the legislation.

EU food agency consults on cumulative risk of pesticides

The European Food Safety Authority, the EU's food agency, opened a public consultation Tuesday on its pilot assessments of the risks posed to humans by residues of multiple pesticides in food.

Children to get EU milk, fruit and veg as school year begins

With the start of a new school year, the EU school fruit, vegetables and milk scheme, aimed at promoting healthy eating to schoolchildren, is to resume in participating EU countries for 2019-2020.

EU agrees measures to combat drought in Europe

EU Member States agreed Wednesday to a series of support measures to ease financial difficulties faced by farmers due to adverse weather conditions, and increase the availability of feed for animals.

US and Mexico resolve tomato trade spat

Mexican producers have reached a deal with the US to halt an anti-dumping investigation that had led to the imposition of 17.5 per cent duties on tomatoes.

Window on Greek Olive Oil World Celebrates 3rd Anniversary

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