MEPs oppose import authorisation of herbicide-resistant GMOs

The European Parliament has again voted against plans to authorise the import of four varieties of genetically-modified crops

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Study highlights 'flaws' in EU pesticides assessments

EU authorities have collected flawed data in a handful of tests examining possible carcinogenic properties in pesticides, green groups have claimed in a new report

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Europe 'sleepwalking' on clean tech raw materials

Europe risks 'losing the sustainable raw materials race', unless it is 'more present' in securing base and rare materials, according to a European Commission official


Calls for more organic farming, less waste in EU on World Food Day

The European Commission’s plans for a ‘green deal’ should encourage more organic farming and crack down on food waste, organic farming lobby IFOAM said on Wednesday as it celebrated World Food Day


Tax single-use plastics, EU governments told

EU governments should adopt new taxes and put in place stringent targets to cut the use of single-use cups, food and beverage containers, as well as cutlery and plates, a coalition of NGOs has said


Italy calls for concrete EU action plan on forests

Europe 'needs to act urgently' to halt deforestation, Italy's agriculture minister said on Monday during an EU Council debate that saw broad support for addressing the EU's role in driving the problem

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