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Ending 2013: Genetically Modified Crops …

  • December 22nd, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

europefarm-landscapeA Court decision has opened a new fight over a relentless corporate drive to install genetically modified crops in European agriculture. … Read More »

Substitution Fraud: Horsemeat Lasagna?

  • February 18th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

lasagna.jpgEuropean authorities are actively studying a uniform testing regime to prevent meat substitution, after the discovery of horsemeat being sold as beef in thirteen or more countries. … Read More »

Europeans: Some Go Hungry, Most Backing The Environment…

  • June 30th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

eu-emblems-two-001.jpgA central fund for feeding the poor of Europe has been cut back, because of a legal ruling on how it should operate … while a survey of the EU population finds that rich or poor, European people are highly concerned about Mother Earth. … Read More »

Disagreements Over E.coli Compensation

  • June 9th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

vegs-ibspronet.jpgSquabbling over compensation for farmers has accompanied flailing efforts to trace down the source of Europe’s E. coli attack, with attention focused on the area around Hamburg. … Read More »

Germany’s Food Safety Alert

  • January 10th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

battery-hens-aactorg1.jpgSome 4500 poultry farms have been shut down in Germany with the government threatening prosecution over the contamination of eggs and chicken meat with dangerous dioxins. … Read More »

EU’s New Phase In Slow Retreat From Deluxe Farm Subsidies …

  • November 23rd, 2010
  • Posted by 7thmin

belgium-open-fields-reduced.jpgThe fabled Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union (CAP), object of acrimonious debate over decades gone by, is in for a new phase of restructuring — but still not necessarily any evaporation of the cost. … Read More »

Human Development: Better – With Blindspots …

  • November 5th, 2010
  • Posted by EUEditor

australia-beach.jpg norway-oil.jpg

The lucky countries Norway and Australia have headed the rankings in this year’s United Nations quality of life measure – the 20th anniversary Human Development index.

Designed to show “real wealth” the measure puts together variables of wellbeing, taking in incomes, health or education, reaching to employment and life expectancy. … Read More »

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