Posts Tagged EU

EU Smarter Rules for Safer Food – the Animal & Plant Health Package

See on – Environmental policy The European Commission has adopted on Monday 6 May 2013 a package of measures to strengthen the enforcement of health and safety standards for the whole agri-food chain. The package of measures provide a modernised and simplified, more risked-based approach to the protection of health and more efficient control […]

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Safer Internet Day

The EU Commissioner for Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, has invited kids, parents, grandparents and teachers (via Facebook) to explore the online world safely & responsibly during the next Tuesday, 7 February, when a Safer Internet Day (SID) across Europe and across the world is announced. It’s about connecting generations to educate each other –  Safer Internet Day is […]

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EUROPA – Against dangerous organisms

European Commission – Plant health: EU steps up assistance to help fight dangerous organisms. In November 2011 the European Union earmarked 19 million euros to co-finance programmes in seven Member States aiming to combat organisms harmful to plants and to prevent them from spreading further in the Union and thus from having sever consequences on the […]

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Europe’s health and food safety

“Europe’s pesticide and food safety regulators – Who do they work for?” Claire Robinson asked this question based on report published by Earth Open Source in April 2011: “The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is charged with giving scientific advice to the regulators of pesticides, genetically modified (GM) foods, and food contaminants and additives, in […]

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