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May 9, 2019
During its last plenary session in April 2019, the European Parliament has adopted the draft regulation to increase transparency and sustainability of risk assessment in the food chain.
May 8, 2019
On April 18, France published its fourth emergency decree banning fresh cherry imports from countries where the use of the chemical dimethoate is permitted in cherry production.
May 8, 2019
France announced a ban the sale of food products containing titanium dioxide (TiO2) starting January 1, 2020 based on an opinion published by the French food safety agency (ANSES) recommending....
May 8, 2019
Agriculture Minister Didier Guillaume confirmed that France would eliminate glyphosate use by 2021 with limited exceptions.
April 30, 2019
EU sugar production in MY 2019/20 is forecast at 19.4 million MT, up from 18.2 million MT in MY 2018/19 in which an enduring summer drought took a significant toll on beet growth....
April 23, 2019
France as a member of the European Community has implemented EU regulations for the import of animal and plant products.
April 8, 2019
France, as a European Union (EU) Member State, applies EU directives and regulations to its food and agricultural import regulatory regime, with only few exceptions.
April 3, 2019
France is the third largest European economy and according to French customs imported $1.28 billion of food and agricultural products from the United States in 2017.
February 27, 2019
France’s Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional (HRI) sector had $102.3 billion in sales revenue in 2017, a 1.8 percent increase from the previous year. Hotels and restaurants accounted....
February 27, 2019
The French food processing sector is valued at $203 billion and has over 18,000 food processors from small-scale to some of the largest food companies in the world.
February 26, 2019
EU-28 chicken meat production is expected to increase slightly again in 2019 driven by both domestic and export demand.
February 15, 2019
FAS Paris obtained a waiver from the French Ministry of Agriculture that allowed the U.S. foundation Wreath Across America to import into France 10,000 U.S. sourced balsam pine wreaths....
February 15, 2019
On October 16, 2018, French President Emmanuel Macron named Senator Didier Guillaume as the new French Minister for Agriculture and Food.
February 8, 2019
France’s recently passed farm and food bill contains a provision that prohibits the imports of agricultural and food products produced with pesticides, herbicides, veterinary medicines....
October 13, 2018
France has no commercial production or field trials of genetically engineered (GE) crops.
September 6, 2018
More than 70 percent of French household food purchases are made in supermarkets and local smaller discount stores.
July 27, 2018
On July 25, 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued its judgment that organisms created through many newer genome editing techniques are to be regulated....
July 10, 2018
On June 14, 2018, an agreement on the successor to the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) was reached for 2021-2030.
June 22, 2018
On June 14, 2018, negotiators from the Council, the European Parliament and the Commission found a political agreement on the next iteration of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II).
June 22, 2018
This report provides an overview on the biofuel use mandates in the various EU-28 member states. It supplements the EU-28 Biofuel Annual Report.

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