Thursday, 29 September 2016

yummex Middle East: Double-digit Growth for the 10th Anniversary

yummex Middle East: Double-digit Growth for the 10...

  The international trade fair for sweets and snacks in the MENA region, yummexMiddle East, which...

UK’s Best New Fish and Chip Shops Announced

UK’s Best New Fish and Chip Shops Announced

 The UK’s top 10 new fish and chip shops have been announced by the 2017 National Fish and Chip Aw...

Show Review: Over 300 Exhibitors at PotatoEurope 2016

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 The 300 exhibitors present (25% more than in 2008) were able to meet with their customers, at Pot...

Syngenta Has a New President Global Seeds and North America

Syngenta Has a New President Global Seeds and North Ame...

 Syngenta has announced the appointment of Jeff Rowe to the new role of President Global Seeds and Nort...

ConAgra Foods Acquires Frontera

ConAgra Foods Acquires Frontera

 ConAgra Foods has announced that it has acquired the packaged foods businesses of Frontera Foods and R...

Three New Appointments for tna’s Asia Pacific Team

Three New Appointments for tna’s Asia Pacific Team

 Food processing and packaging supplier tna has expanded its team in Asia, with the appointments of a n...

Key Technology Launches Website in German

Key Technology Launches Website in German

  Key Technology has announced the launch of its new mobile-friendly website in German to support its ...

Key Technology Introduces VERYX Belt-Fed Digital Sorters to Europe

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 Key Technology introduces its VERYX belt-fed digital sorters to the European food processing industry ...

Case Study: Ishida Helps Spanish Snack Manufacturer to Grow

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 Aperitivos y Extrusionados (Apex), now one of Spain’s top three snack food manufacturers, uses Ishida ...

Nigeria Has a New Potato Processing Plant

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DQ System Launches Potato Skins Snack

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US Processed 5% Less Potatoes in 2015

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Lay’s Chalet Sauce Potato Chips Available in Canadian Retail

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Cambodia Opens First Potato Research Centre

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New Variety of Innate Potato Approved

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The National Farmers Union (NFU) which represents farmers and growers in England and Wales, has warned EU agriculture ministers against the dangers of introducing new distortions and complexities into the Common Agricultural Policy.

 

Ministers met in Luxembourg on 27-28 October to continue intense negotiations to reform the CAP as part of the ‘Health Check' process.
And although formal agreement is not expected until late November, the talks are expected to crystalise the views of EU member states on some of the key issues such as decoupling of support payments, modulation and milk quotas.
Speaking ahead of the talks in Luxembourg, NFU President Peter Kendall (pictured) warned ministers against a retrenchment into an old style, distortive CAP.
"The NFU was a staunch supporter of the fundamental principles of CAP reforms that were undertaken in 2003. Our sole regret then was that the reform did not go far enough to remove the distortive and complicated elements of the CAP that used to hinder farmers in responding to the market. The health check presents a real opportunity to address this and create a more common, simpler and market focused CAP.
"Wherever they are in the EU, farmers want a straightforward CAP that helps them deal with market fluctuations and rewards them for their efforts in delivering the valuable products society wants. What they do not want is to become once again hostages to both paperwork and the retail sector.
"The new CAP, that encourages farmers to respond to the market, remains the correct policy for EU farmers, enabling them to meet the challenges of food security, and should be championed. But taking a step back towards coupled payments and complexity will only serve to damage the already tarnished reputation of the CAP in the eyes of many taxpayers."

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