French Parliament considering restrictions on the labelling of meat and dairy alternatives

Whereas labelling on methods of production remains difficult to develop, France has undertaken to restrict the use for designations traditionally associated with meat and dairy. Although presented as a measure to protect consumers and ensure fair competition among food businesses, this legislation illustrates confusion in policy priorities as EU and national laws still fail to […]

CAP takes one small step for animal welfare, when a giant leap is required

Last Friday’s legislative proposal for the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) released by the European Commission for the first time establishes Animal Welfare as a clear objective under the policy’s ‘Pillar I’ (direct subsidies). This step forward for animals is however uncertain since Member States are offered more flexibility in defining subsidy priorities, with little […]