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1Apr, 2022

Brussels warns Spain over food safety risk of banned pesticide

Food safety, Spain|

Brussels warns Spain over food safety risk of banned pesticide Spain rushed to relax import rules to make up for Ukraine-related feed shortages.     The European Commission wants Spain to "urgently" explain why it has decided to import crops sprayed with an EU-banned pesticide deemed potentially harmful for children, according to a letter seen by POLITICO. In an effort to relieve pressure on the EU's agri-food sector, the Commission this month decided member countries could set their own, temporary rules for the amount of pesticide residues found in imported crops, known as Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs). The measure was approved as [...]

27Jul, 2020

New certificate QS-coordinator for AGRIDESK

Agriculture, QS|

Hereby I am happy to inform you that we successfully passed the QS coordinator audit; again with the best possible score. Producers of fruits and vegetables with a GlobalGAP-certificate that need a so-called Bundler or QS-coordinator, please send me an email. We have clients from Spain, Belgium, Holland, so distance does not play a role at all.

27Jul, 2020

Spanish GHG emissions from the agricultural sector fell by 1.4% in 2019

Agriculture, Climate change, Spain|

Preliminary data sent by the Spanish Government to Brussels show that national gross CO2 equivalent emissions were 6.2% less than in 2018. Emissions from crops fell by 1.4%, while those from livestock farming did by 0.4%. The Ministry of Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge has published the Advance Inventory of GHG (greenhouse gases) Emissions for 2019. It is estimated that gross CO2 equivalent emissions amounted to 313.5 million tons, a fall of 6.2% compared to the previous year. This overall decrease in Spain took place despite the fact that 2019 was a dry hydrological year, with a 27.6% drop in [...]

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