ViEUews: Brussels Briefing on Agriculture – July 2014

July 29, 2014 – Food & Agriculture

In this special briefing, AGRA FACTS journalists Rose O’Donovan & Ed Bray provide an overview of the top 5 agriculture issues on the agenda under the Italian EU Presidency.

  • Revision of rules governing the organic sector
  • Overhaul of the school food schemes (distribution of fruit, vegetables & fresh milk among school-going children)
  • Review of the EU Animal & Plant Health Package
  • Progress on on-going TTIP negotiations between the EU-US, as well as trade talks between EU and Mercosur, the Latin American bloc
  • Finalising talks on the cultivation of genetically modified crops at member state level

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