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EU court deals blow to Swiss firm in Emmentaler cheese dispute
25-May-2023 - In a brand dispute concerning Emmentaler cheese, the EUGeneral Court ruled on Wednesday that the term "Emmentaler" cannot be protected as a European Union trade mark for cheeses. The EU's second highest court found against a complaint of the Swiss industry organization Emmentaler Switzerland, ...
EU Commission critical of import ban on Ukrainian grain
19-Apr-2023 - The EU Commission is critical of import bans on grain from Ukraine imposed by Hungary and Poland. A spokeswoman for the Brussels-based authority stressed on Monday when asked that trade policy falls under the exclusive competence of the EU and therefore measures taken unilaterally are not ...
Russia threatens to end grain agreement in May
12-Apr-2023 - Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has threatened to end the international agreement on exporting grain from Ukraine. Without easing its own agricultural exports, Russia will not extend the agreement, Lavrov said Friday during a visit to Turkey. "If there continues to be no movement on ...
The Vegan Society celebrates 30 years of legal recognition for veganism
2023 marks 30 years since veganism was first recognised in law
16-Feb-2023 - Veganism is a way of living which affects all areas of life. In seeking to exclude all forms of exploitation of animals from their lives, vegans may be confronted with challenges or discrimination in environments like their workplace or place of education, or when accessing public services like ...
USDA Invests $9.4 Million in Compost and Food Waste Reduction Projects
07-Feb-2023 - The Compost and Food Waste Reduction (CFWR) cooperative agreements, which are funded by the American Rescue Plan Act, are part of USDA’s broad support for urban agriculture through its Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production (OUAIP). The projects will be implemented between 2023 and ...
Crickets as food
New EU regulation comes into force
24-Jan-2023 - Starting Tuesday, house crickets may be used in food. A new EU law will then come into force, according to which the insects, also known as crickets, can be frozen, dried or used as a powder. Two days later, the same will apply to larvae of the grain mold beetle. Similar rules already exist for ...
Bayreuth-Kulmbach Essay Contest on Food Law: Winners Announced
25-Oct-2022 - The Chair of Food Law at the University of Bayreuth has announced the winners of its scientific essay competition on the future of food law and food policy. Dr. Stephan Walch and Dr. Dirk Lachenmeier from the Chemical and Veterinary Investigation Office (CVUA) in Karlsruhe were awarded first ...
By failing to stop the use of the designation ‘Feta’ for cheese intended for export to third countries, Denmark has failed to fulfil its obligations under EU law
However, Denmark has not infringed the obligation of sincere cooperation
21-Jul-2022 - The name ‘Feta’ was registered as a protected designation of origin (PDO) in 2002. 1 Since then, that name may be used only for cheese that originates in the defined geographical area in Greece and conforms to the applicableproduct specification. In the present infringement proceedings, the ...
Putin complains of obstruction of Russian fertilizer and food exports
04-Jul-2022 - The Kremlin has once again blamed Western countries for rising global food prices, pointing to problems with fertilizer and food exports. Formally, the West has not imposed trade restrictions on Russian fertilizer and food, "but the owners of companies producing fertilizer and even their family ...
G7 wants to curb food price increases - famine threatens
17-May-2022 - Keeping markets open, getting grain supplies blocked by Russia out of Ukraine and avoiding hoarding - that's how the G7 group of leading democratic industrialized nations wants to curb the rise in food prices. "All of us together, especially the major exporting nations, also have a responsibility ...
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EU authority gives green light for products with mealworms
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