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Weight-loss dieters [What Europe does for you]

If you are one of the many among us who have already tried all sorts of diets while trying to lose weight, you don’t need anyone telling you ‘just eat less and exercise more’. As everyone knows, it’s much more complicated than that. Continue reading

What if ‘nudging’ good habits could make us healthier? [Scientific and Technology Podcast]

The link between high consumption of trans fats, sugar and salt, found in large amounts in processed food, and an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), type 2 diabetes and various cancers is well established. Continue reading

Mandatory origin-labelling schemes in Member States [Policy Podcast]

Eight EU Member States have launched, or are about to launch, national mandatory labelling schemes for certain food products, mainly for milk and milk used in dairy products, but also meat used in processed foods. Continue reading

New EU rules on labelling of tyres [EU Legislation in Progress] [Policy Podcast]

On 17 May 2018, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a new regulation on the labelling of tyres for the purposes of fuel efficiency, safety, and noise reduction. This would repeal and replace the 2009 Tyre Labelling Regulation (TLR), while maintaining and reinforcing most of its key provisions. Continue reading

People who hate wasting food [What Europe does for you]

Approximately 88 million tonnes of food, or 173 kilograms per person, is wasted in the EU per year, according to estimates by an EU-funded research project FUSIONS. Households and processing together account for 72 % of EU food waste. Continue reading

Consumers purchasing electric appliances [What Europe does for you]

Electrical appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines are found in almost every European home, along with dryers, freezers, dishwashers and small appliances such as toasters and kettles. Continue reading

Fish labelling for consumers

Since the end of 2014, consumers in the European Union (EU) have had access to better information when buying fishery and aquaculture products. Continue reading

Framework for energy efficiency labelling [EU legislation in progress]

Written by Alex Wilson (5th edition), In July 2015, the Commission proposed a new regulation on energy efficiency labelling as part of its summer energy package. The proposed regulation seeks to restore the A-G scale for energy labelling; create a mechanism for rescaling products that can accommodate further improvements in energy efficiency; establish a product … Continue reading

Spirit drinks: Definition, labelling and geographical indications [EU Legislation in Progress]

In December 2016, the European Commission proposed to replace Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 – the Spirit Drinks Regulation – with a new one, with the aim of aligning it with the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). Continue reading

Organic farming legislation – Revision of regulation on organic production and labelling of organic products [EU Legislation in Progress][Policy podcast]

Developing organic production is an EU policy objective. While the EU organic market is constantly expanding, only 6 % of total EU agricultural area is used for organic cultivation, and the difference between EU demand and production is covered by growing imports. Continue reading

Consumer protection in the EU: Policy overview

Written by Jana Valant The final consumption expenditure of households currently accounts for 57% of EU gross domestic product. A single market that serves consumers well is therefore an important element to stimulating Europe’s economic growth. The Council Resolution of 14 April 1975 on a preliminary programme of the European Economic Community for a consumer … Continue reading

Les productions “bio” et l’Union européenne

Écrit par Jean Weissenberger L’agriculture biologique se veut respectueuse des cycles naturels, en excluant le recours aux organismes génétiquement modifiés, en limitant l’usage de produits chimiques de synthèse et en assurant le bien-être des animaux. La production biologique, règlementée et soutenue au niveau de l’UE, est contrôlée, certifiée et labellisée. Le cahier des charges s’adapte … Continue reading

‘Best before’ date labels: Protecting consumers and limiting food waste

Written by Jana Valant The ‘best before’ date, that is the recommended last consumption date, is often confused with the ‘use by’ date, intended for foods that are highly perishable (such as fresh meat or dairy products). Recent consumer market surveys in the EU show that only a third of consumers are able to correctly … Continue reading

Security to the fore – February plenary session

Written by Clare Ferguson Parliament’s next plenary session takes place from 9 to 12 February in Strasbourg. With little high-profile legislative work on the agenda, the session takes place before a backdrop of ongoing security concerns. The informal European Council meeting at the end of the week is likely to demonstrate how the EU’s leaders … Continue reading

Organic farming

Please note that the following is a summary of a more complete information resource  The FAO recognises organic agriculture as one of several approaches to sustainable agriculture where almost all synthetic inputs are prohibited, and soil investment and crop rotation are mandated. The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements has defined “organic farming” in 2012 … Continue reading

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