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EU to ban pesticides blamed for bee losses

The European Union will ban three of the world’s most widely-used pesticides for two years because of fears they are linked to a plunge in the population of bees critical to the production of crops. The executive European Commission said Monday it would press ahead with the ban on a class of pesticides known as […] Read more

France tops EU DNA tests for horsemeat in beef

France found more cases of illegal horsemeat in beef products than any other European Union country, results of official DNA tests ordered in the wake of the scandal showed, with more than one in every eight samples testing positive. Announcing the results on Tuesday, the European Commission said that for the EU as a whole, […] Read more

Horsemeat scandal to spur tougher EU food tests

The European Commission has proposed increased DNA testing of meat products to assess the scale of a scandal involving horsemeat sold as beef that has shocked the public and raised concern over the continent’s food supply chains. "The tests will be on DNA in meat products in all member states," European Union health commissioner Tonio […] Read more

EU experts approve trace GM in feed imports

A European Union committee voted Tuesday to allow traces of unapproved genetically modified (GM) material in animal feed imports, the European Commission said, in a bid to secure grain supplies to the import-dependent bloc.  EU governments and lawmakers now have three months to either approve or reject the committee’s decision, before the rules can be […] Read more