22 European organisations reiterate concern about the ECJ ruling on mutagenesis breeding & call upon Member States and the European Commission to initiate a legislative change that provides innovation-friendly rules. Download the .pdf here.
EU sugar manufacturers welcome the agreement reached at yesterday’s European Council meeting to extend the UK’s membership of the European Union to 31 October 2019. For now, the risk of the UK falling out of the EU without a deal is diminished. But it is not eliminated. We hope strongly that cool heads will prevail [...]
Sugar factories are bio-refineries that convert sugar beets into a range of processed agricultural and industrial products: sugar and other sweeteners produced using sugar, bioethanol, animal feed, biochemicals, and bioplastics, to name but a few. The EU sugar sector processes all available material, meaning almost no waste. In addition, energy consumption [...]
Speaking at today’s plenary meeting of the EU sugar sector social dialogue, representatives of the European Commission Directorate General for Agriculture & Rural Development once again offered no answers to the most pressing question ever faced by the EU beet sugar sector: how to arrest the current serious, unprecedented, and prolonged market decline? Over three [...]
CEFS calls for a rational debate on the report “Food in the Anthropocene: the Eat-Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems”
CEFS, the European association of sugar manufacturers, shares the concerns over obesity and non-communicable diseases and strives to ensure that recommendations are based on scientific evidence. This is the way to ensure that efficient solutions will be found to tackle the multifactorial obesity problem. Preventing obesity (and diet-related non-communicable diseases) requires managing calorie intake coming [...]
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