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Majority of Greek farmers in favour of GM maize

According to a study published in the Journal of Agribiotechnology Management and Economics 61% of Greek farmers are in favour of planting genetically modified (GM) maize should the ban on GM maize cultivation be lifted.

Environment Committee confirms deal on new rules for baby milks and diet food

Rules on the labelling and contents of baby milks and food for people with special dietary needs will be better defined to protect consumers and give clarity to the food industry, under a draft law approved by the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee on Tuesday.

Russia gets rights to supply poultry meat to EU

Russian agriculture watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor reports that the EC has evaluated the Russian government quality and production safety control over the production of poultry products in companies that plan to export to EU countries.

New EU-China geographical indications

A project aiming at ensuring protection of 10 famous EU food names in China, the biggest consumer market in the world, has now been finalised.

Six Member States have exceeded their milk quota

Six Member States – Austria, Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany, Cyprus and Luxembourg – exceeded their milk quotas in 2011/2012, triggering „superlevy” penalties of about € 79 million, according to Commission figures.

Spain needs to import 5 million tonnes of corn

Spain needs to import 5.5 million tonnes of corn to meet the shortfall in livestock feed. It is not clear from where since part of the global supply is genetically modified and not all varieties are authorised European Union.

„Milk package” fully applicable

The so-called „Milk Package”, designed with a view to the longer term future of the dairy sector following the end of the EU dairy quota system in 2015, is fully applicable from today.

Orban says Brussels forcing half of fiscal improvement plan on Hungary

Half of the government’s recently unveiled HUF 400bn fiscal improvement package would not be necessary if the European Union were not forcing it on Hungary, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in an interview on public radio.

EU will help Moldova to avoid feed shortage

The European Union intends to provide Moldova with funds to overcome the effects of the heavy drought the country underwent in 2012.