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20/05/2015 Commission recognises that Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling is not the way forward for vegetable oils and fats  A Commission report issued today confirms that introducing a mandatory origin labelling on single ingredient products would lead to segmentation of the internal market, potential trade disruptions, price increases for consumers, nationalization of foods and would entail serious economic and social impacts for the sector  - read more....

28/04/2015 - FEDIOL welcomes closure of the iLUC file, but warns policy makers about potential repercussions on bioeconomy and bio-products - Today, the European Parliament voted on the compromise text with the Council, formalizing the adoption of Europe’s first indirect Land-Use Change (iLUC) Directive. FEDIOL welcomes closure on the file after 4 years of intense debate - read more....

28/04/2015 - Biodiesel Chain relief at European Parliament plenary adoption of imperfect agreement on iLUC - The European Associations representing the biodiesel chain are relieved that a compromise could be found, which recognises the importance of the EU biofuels sector and the investments made, while acknowledging the existing doubts around the concept and measurement of the so called ILUC factors - read more....

22/04/2015 - COCERAL, FEDIOL and FEFAC condemn the European Commission College proposal for nationalization of GM crop imports for food and feed use as a slap in the face to the EU livestock sector and a rebuff to the Single Market - The proposal adopted on 22 April by the European Commission which allows Member States to ban food and feed use of EU authorised GM crops has the potential to trigger a meltdown of the European livestock economy with massive job losses and a complete brake to investments - read more....

22/04/2015 - EU food and feed chain partners reject EU Commission proposal which threatens Internal Market for Agri-food products - EU food and feed chain partners rejected today the European Commission's latest proposal which attempts to renationalize EU market authorisation of genetically modified crops for feed and food use - read more....

08/04/2015 - EU food and feed chain partners reject EU Commission move to undermine the Internal Market for Agri-food products - The EU food and feed chain partners urged European Commission President Juncker today to reject any attempt to renationalize EU market authorisations of genetically modified crops for feed and food use - read more....

26/03/2015 - The implementation of the Brazil Forest Code marks a new era in environmental protection of native habitat – Private-public partnerships play key role in achieving common targets - On 25 March 2015 FEFAC and FEDIOL held the 4th joint EU stakeholder workshop on responsible soy, which welcomed over 60 participants. The main objective of the workshop was to inform on the current situation concerning responsible soy production in Brazil - read more....

25/02/2015 - FEDIOL Statement on ENVI Committee vote on iLUC - The ENVI Vote on iLUC proposal put the oilseed crushers’ food and feed supply into question - read more....

05/02/2015 - EU missing GM import authorizations : a ticking bomb - EU needs to unlock the GM authorizations system for imports to safeguard vital food and feed supply and preserve competitiveness of the EU livestock sector - read more ....

04/02/2015  - Newly-formed Bioeconomy Alliance calls for EU action - read more ....

26/01/2015 The biodiesel chain calls on European legislators to recognise the direct advantages of biodiesel for the EU’s climate and energy policies, for its agricultural sector and the European economy - read more .... 

09/12/2014European Palm Oil Conference 2014 to explore health and sustainabiliy aspects of world's most widely-used vegetable oil -  read more ....

08/12/2014Food labels to provide enhanced information on vegetable oils and fats -  read more ....

27/11/2014FEDIOL supports Brazil stakeholders’ decision to provide sustainability assurances based on Soy Moratorium in transition to the legal system -  read more ....

17/11/2014FEDIOL comments on Codex Alimentarius Discussion Paper on a TFA (Trans Fatty Acids) free claim -  read more ....

12/11/2014Joint EBB, FEDIOL and EOA press release : Ecofys study presents new evidence that the European Commission underestimates the greenhouse gas savings of biofuels -  read more ....

07/11/2014FEDIOL views on suggested policy options on TFA (Trans Fatty Acids) -  read more ....


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