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Most EU consumers open to eat more sustainably but face hurdles, new survey shows

Just over 40% say they have either stopped eating red meat or have cut down due to environmental concerns

15-Jun-2020

How much attention do you pay to the impact of your food choices on the environment? Are you willing to cut down on red meat? Is the government doing enough to promote sustainable food? Those are some of the questions several national consumer groups asked to Europeans in a survey spanning 11 ...

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Beck's-Brauer AB Inbev writes billion-dollar loss

Closed pubs and restaurants are a hard sell

08-May-2020

The Beck's parent company AB Inbev has made a loss in the billions in the first three months due to the restrictions imposed by the Corona crisis. The effects would also hit the group much harder from April to June, the world's largest brewery announced on Thursday in Leuven, Belgium. The bottom ...

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Belgians urged to double down on fries, do national duty

Potato exports decline enormously

29-Apr-2020

In a country that claims to be the real birthplace of the finger food that Americans have the temerity to call french fries, rescuing the potato industry might easily be a matter of Belgian national pride. So while a coronavirus lockdown keeps restaurants, bars and many of Belgium's 5,000 frites ...

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Insect fat instead of butter: is this the future?

05-Mar-2020

Insect-based fat is a sustainable and healthy alternative to butter. When in bakery products less than half of the butter is replaced by insect fat, one can hardly taste the difference, according to research at Ghent University in Belgium. The researchers used fat from black soldier fly larvae in ...

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EU intervenes in frit dispute with Colombia WTO

18-Nov-2019

In the dispute over Colombian tariffs on frozen frits from Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, the EU has called in the World Trade Organization (WTO). The country has failed to respond to numerous calls to lift unjustified tariffs, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström said in Brussels on ...

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Millions of children get fruit and vegetables from EU programme

04-Sep-2019

Apples or apricots, cucumbers or carrots, juice or milk: the EU programme for healthy snacks for millions of children starts again when school starts after the big holidays. The EU Commission announced on Monday that some 250 million euros will be available for the school year ahead. In earlier ...

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EU Commission: Insect killer Chlorpyrifos to be banned

28-Aug-2019

Due to health concerns, a plant protection product that has been used for years is to be banned in Europe. According to the EU Commission, it intends to propose not to extend the approval for the substances Chlorpyrifos and Chlorpyrifos-Methyl which expires in January. On Monday evening, the ...

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Anheuser-Busch Says Doesn't Make Offer For Remaining Shares Of Craft Brew

26-Aug-2019

Anheuser-Busch said that it is not making an offer to purchase the remaining shares of Craft Brew Alliance (BREW), but its existing commercial partnership with Craft Brew Alliance continues to be a key complement to its craft portfolio. It continues to own a 31.3 percent stake in Craft Brew ...

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Branded food products often different in EU countries

25-Jun-2019

Same packaging, different contents: Foods are by no means the same in all EU countries, even if they are marketed in the same or similar way. Almost one third of the 1380 samples tested showed a different composition of branded products, as the EU Commission announced on Monday. However, the ...

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US beef to be preferred in the EU in future

18-Jun-2019

Under pressure from US President Donald Trump, the EU wants to help American beef producers to better market opportunities in Europe. According to the EU Commission on Friday, parts of the global EU import quota of 45,000 tonnes per year will be reserved for US suppliers. Within seven years, the ...

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