Breeders Talk Green

On behalf of the EFFAB-FABRE TP secretariat and the boards of EFFAB and FABRE TP, I'm pleased to share with you the details and registration form for the first session of the series of webinars “Breeders talk Green”.

The first session is now confirmed to take place on Friday 11 December from 10:00 to 11:30 CET. You can find attached the flyer promoting the program. And you can register through this link.

This session is an introduction for other webinars that will be scheduled during 2021 focusing on more detailed topics related to the Animal Breeding and Reproduction sectors and the EU political and research agenda. Your contributions are always welcome if you wish to have an active participation.

5.11.2020 Breeders Talk Green

We are very pleased to announce the launch of a series of webinars with the support of the EFFAB Steering Committee and FABRE TP board, named “Breeders Talk Green”.

We would like to invite you to the first introductory session that will take place on December 11th , from 10:00 – 11:30 CET (date and time is subject to change as we are waiting on final confirmations from the speakers).

The webinars series is destined to engage members, stakeholders, EU officials and other active actors in the Animal Breeding and Reproduction sector into discussing sustainability and other relevant topics in the current context of the EU Green Deal, including Research and Innovation. There will be different webinars throughout the rest of 2021. The definite programme will be announced in due time, but below you can find some information on the sessions already:

  • 11th December 2020 – Breeders Talk Green: Animal Breeding & Climate Ambition 1:15-1:30 h
  • Opening (Ana)
  • Introduction by Mr. Timmermans’ cabinet (Vice-President of the EU Commission in charge of the EU Green Deal ; Lukas Visek)
  • What will a climate friendly breeding goal look like? Hannah van Zanten / Wageningen University (NL) (max 15m)
  • What changes in breeding schemes are needed to reduce the impact on climate change? GENO (ruminants) and Hendrix Genetics (aqua/poultry/pigs)
  • Open stage + Q&A (30-45 m)
  • January 2020 – Breeders Talk Green:Sustainable Animal Breeding and Genetic Diversity
  • Jan/Feb 2021 – Breeders Talk Green:Healthy & Happy Animals, Healthy Societies
  • Feb/March 2021 – Breeders Talk Green:Resilience & Efficiency – Optimizing Goals in Breeding
  • March/April  2021 – Breeders Talk Green:Animal Genome Editing in the Spotlight
  • April/May 2021 – Breeders Talk Green: Insect Breeding
  • June/July 2021 – Breeders Talk Green:Ongoing Innovations
  • July/Sept 2021 – Breeders Talk Green:Innovation for the Future

In the following weeks we will send you more information on how to join these webinars and its agenda. You can also contact us if you think that you can provide inputs for one of these sessions. The program is dynamic, other sessions could be added, only for members too.

We are looking forward to meet you during these challenging times. Don’t hesitate to spread the word. In case you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Dear all,

You may have noticed that the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry went yesterday to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for their work in GE and their discovery of the Crispr/cas9 tool. We have tweeted yesterday and published the news in our LinkedIn EFFAB page too. Don’t hesitate to like and retweet. https://twitter.com/EFFAB/status/1313894065059106816

We would like also to share with you the call below, from the international Journal of Molecular Sciences. The section “Molecular Biology” is preparing a special issue on the “Advances in Genome Editing”  including Agriculture. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijms/special_issues/advances_genome_editing This Special Issue will consider  :

  • Papers on new scientific developments in genome editing and their latest implications in various areas of biotechnology
  • Research articles, review articles as well as short communications
  • Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers)

Probably you were aware before us 😉 I hope it’s relevant for you. From EFFAB/FABRE TP perspective, it’s very important that Livestock and Aqua Breeding could be in this kind of special publication.

Many thanks. Have an excellent day !

16.09.2020 Food2030


conference program on 16 October and how to register


Horizon 2020 - Horizon EU - Green Deal kalendár (očakávaný)

  • The Green Deal call calendar
  • mid-September 2020 : Formal adoption of Green Deal call as amendment to Horizon 2020 work programme 2018-20
  • mid-September 2020 : Publication and opening of the call
  • 22-24 September 2020 : Opportunity to find potential project partners at the EU R&I Days
  • (viď oznam z 21. 7. 2020)
  • end January 2021 : Deadline for submitting project proposals

H2020 Science communication : The Commission has published a report with achievements of H2020 program on projects under Science with and for society (SwafS). Horizon Europe should strengthen efforts to tap into the potential that citizens have to offer and ensure effective cooperation between science and society.

30.7. 2020

Stanovisko sektora výskumu a inovácií v EÚ vrátane piatich TP bolo vypočuté EP. EP má preto odsúhlasiť návrh (as a part of the decision process) a deklaruje, že nesúhlasí so skrátením rozpočtu na výskum a vývoj.Viac tu:



Program EU Research & Innovation Days (22 to 24 Sept 2020) je zverejnený. Registrácia bude možná neskôr. Viac tu:


23.7.2020 NEWS Východiská programu HORIZON Europe pre obdobie rokov 2021-2022,  cluster 6 ‘Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment’

Na základe členstva FAPZ v konzoricu EFFAB/ FABRE-TP je k dispozícii návrh východísk programu H-Europe na najbližšie porgamové obdobie. V prípade záujmu je celý dokument k dispozícii.

The document is organised by “Destinations” (below) to achieve the objectives of the EU Green Deal. The ‘orientations for topics’ listed in this document are preliminary and are meant only to illustrate the expected content of each destination. The impacts and issues listed in this document are preliminary. However, the detail of the document could give already an idea of topics for next WPs 2021-2022. That’s why your inputs are more than welcome. We will be pleased to receive you feedbacks before 1st August to provide a consolidated version to the European Commission.

We have already made a first broad reading of the draft attached and included some comments using the ATF and FABRE TP Proposals, they are not exhaustive. Please check these comments too. This document has been shared with MSs.  MSs have to send their comments before 10 August 2020. You can also contact them to let them know your concerns.  

Destination 1 – Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services ; with an area dedicated to the management of genetic resources in primary production (page 11 and 12)

Destination 2 – Fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food systems from primary production to consumption (please check pages 15 to 19 for livestock and pages 19 to 24 for aquaculture)

Destination 3 – Circular economy and bioeconomy sectors (pages 25 to 33)        

Destination 4 – Clean environment and zero pollution  

Destination 5 – Land, oceans and water for climate action         

Destination 6 – Resilient, inclusive, healthy and green rural, coastal and urban communities       

Destination 7 – Innovative governance, environmental observations and digital solutions in support of the Green Deal; please check if under this destination, phenotyping strategies, big data, machine learning and other tools to collect and manage data for animal breeding could be addressed and how to improve the document. (page 50)

21.7.2020 NEWS

Možnosť zúčastniť sa podujatí organizovaných  Bruseli počas letného obdobia. Tento rok, vzhľadom na okolnosti sa tieto podujatia budú organizovať v dištančnej forme. Príležitosť pre tých, ktorých to zaujíma. Samozrejme, EFFAB/FABRE TP sekretariát sa zúčastní ako reprezentant za sektor živočíšnej produkcie a reprodukcie.

  • Research and Innovation days are the annual event in Brussels related to EU research programs. The event will take place from 22 to 24 September 2020. Full program and registration are not available yet but they should be published soon. I’ll keep you informed.  
  • FOOD 2030 event by DG RTD in partnership with FAO, on 16 October (World Food Day) and associated to the event Farm to Fork Strategy, below, planned from 15 to 16 October (noon).  It will take place between 12:15 and 14:30 (CET) and it will bring together researchers, innovators, policy makers, actors, stakeholders and civil society for a participatory discussion on the transition to sustainable food systems and, in particular, on the key role of research and innovation.
  • FARM TO FORK event from 15 to 16 October. Stakeholders across the food value chain, public authorities, international and civil society organisations, as well as other citizens and the interested public are invited to join the debate and contribute to the implementation of the recently adopted Farm to Fork Strategy for a fair, healthy and environmentally friendly food system. The event will also provide a forum for discussion on the challenges and opportunities linked to the transition to sustainable food systems, as well as on possible further areas of intervention. Program and registration are not already available. Please, let me know if you are interested and I’ll forward you the invitation email with detailed registration information and links.

1.7. 2020
1)2020-07-01 Brussels news- food suply - covid 19.pdf

2)Code of Conduct on Agricultural Data Sharing by contractual agreement
EFFAB participated in 2017-18 on drafting a Code of Conduct on Agricultural Data Sharing. It aims to promote the benefits of sharing data in agriculture, setting transparent principles and guidelines to support the development of digital farming. Code of Conduct explains contractual relations and provides guidance on the use of agricultural data, particularly on the rights of access and use of the data.
All signatories of the Code of Conduct (AHE, COPA-COGECA, CEMA, Fertilizers Europe, CEETTAR, CEJA, ECPA, EFFAB, FEFAC, Euroseeds and CLIMMAR) recognise the need to grant the data originator a leading role in controlling access to and the use of data. The guidelines also underline that the right to determine who can access and use the data should be granted to the data originator. In practice this means that the rights to data collected on the farm or during farming operations are granted to the farmer and may be used as he or she sees fit.

1)The Farm to Fork strategy set a number of targets to achieve in 2030. Targets are not binding. Attached, you could find more details given by the Commission on 17 June :
• Reduction of sales of antimicrobials for farmed animals and aquaculture : year of reference 2017
• Reduction of nutrient losses (N and P)
• Increase of organic farming and aquaculture to 25% : for agriculture the target is a percentage of the total utilised agriculture area. For aquaculture, a % of the aqua production.
2)The European Parliament Research Service has also published a factsheet (attached) on the Farm to fork Strategy with a number of links

3) EFFAB News on NBTS and cloning update
• A revision of the document drafted by the EFFAB secretariat on the legal framework for cloning in animals in EU
• June 2020 edition on Genome Editing news


FABRE – TP/ EFFAB office has received a new version of Green Deal Call draft text under finalisation (attached the version with TC and a clean version). This call should be opened in September 2020.


1)Organické šľachtenie hospodárskych zvierat

Cieľom Výskumného ústavu pre organické poľnohospodárstvo v Bruseli (FiBL) je zmapovanie organických šľachtiteľských programov v EÚ. Osobitne tých, ktorí majú definované špecifické chovné ciele v súvislosti s organickou produkciou.

Bližšie informácie:

FiBL  https://www.fibl.org/en/themes/animal-breeding.html

a samotný dotazník pre organizácie, združenia, iniciatívy a podniky:


2)Organic Cattle breeding project with SwissGenetics

o    Short info in EN https://www.fibl.org/en/themes/projectdatabase/projectitem/project/1749.html

Ak máte záujem zdieľať tieto informácie s kanceláriou FABRE -TP/ EFFAB, môžete tak urobiť najneskôr do 5. 7. 2020

  • aktivity v organickom šľachtení a výskume organického šľachtenia
  • ak ste sa zapojili do dotazníka
  • ak ste/zaujímate sa o zahrnutie do databázy

3)Novým nariadením 2018/848, ktoré vstúpi do platnosti v januári 2021 a nahradí 2007/834 sa vytvára Animal database firiem, ktoré majú produkty pre organický trh:

art.26 of the regulation (Collection of data concerning the availability on the market of organic and in-conversion plant reproductive material, organic animals and organic aquaculture juveniles)

Keďže v prípade osivárskych firiem už táto iniciatíva funguje, šľachtiteľské organizácie budú mať možnosť zverejňovať takýmto spôsobom svoju ponuku pre organické farmárstvo v database.

4)Editovanie genómu

The news was related today at the Brussels media. One of the German Green MEP also signed the position paper and she explained the reasons in the article below. In the meantime, GREENS party at EP has published a statement reminding the original position of Greens on this issue.   https://www.euractiv.com/section/agriculture-food/news/german-green-faction-pushes-for-gene-editing-overhaul-of-regulation/?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1592316977

28. 5. 2020

EFFAB-FABRE TP  Annual General Meeting

AGM final program

The final program of the online version of the Annual General Meeting of EFFAB & FABRE 2020 is ready. It will be held as an online event through GoToWebinar on Thursday the 28th of May, from 10:00 to 16h30.

The open part of the meeting will be held in the morning with some interesting presentations related to the current Covi19 crisis, the European political and research context and the role of the livestock sector at the European level.

The official part of the Annual meeting will be held in the afternoon; starting with the FABRE TP AGM and followed by the EFFAB AGM, where the AGM minutes (2019), annual reports & financial reports (2019), the budget for 2020, new version of code EFABAR and other relevant matters for EFFAB and FABRE TP will be discussed.

We have tried to imagine a program that could interest both EFFAB and FABRE TP members.  Due to the special format of the meeting, we don’t need to limit attendance for one person per company/knowledge institute. Don’t hesitate to make follow the invitation to your colleagues.


9:30-10:00   Virtual welcome with (home) coffee

10:00  Opening session

10:05  Keynote presentations of Covid19 impacts on EU food, farming and breeding sectors

11:00  European policy on livestock and research

12:00  The role of the European Livestock sector

12:45  Lunch break

14:00  FABRE TP Annual General Meeting

15:15  EFFAB Annual General Meeting


We hope to make this online meeting a great success and thank you beforehand for your participation!

Looking forward to meet you,

The EFFAB and FABRE TP secretariats


Názov: Farm to fork and Biodiversity strategy

The EU Farm to Fork and the EU Biodiversity Strategies under the EU Green Deal have been published today, 20 May 2020. Vice commissioner Timmermans presented main lines with Mrs. Kyriakides (Health commissioner) and Mr. Sinkevičius (Environment Commissioner). Commissioner of Agriculture didn’t participate to this presentation where producers and consumer are at the heart of the Farm to Fork Strategy.

Attached, you could find both texts and infographics of both strategies.

  • The Biodiversity Strategy aims to protect and restore nature. Regarding genetics, it is said that the decline of genetic diversity must also be reversed, including by facilitating the use of traditional varieties of crops and breeds. This would also bring health benefits through more varied and nutritious diets. The Commission is considering the revision of marketing rules for traditional crop varieties in order to contribute to their conservation and sustainable use. The Commission will also take measures to facilitate the registration of seed varieties, including for organic farming, and to ensure easier market access for traditional and locally adapted varieties.
  • Farm to Fork Strategy aims to improve the sustainability of the EU food systems. Some of the major measures mentioned at the press conference were :
    • The reduction of the use of antimicrobials, fertilisers and pesticides before 2030. AB reduction should be 50% but the commissioner didn’t give the year of reference for this reduction, even after a question of a journalist. It could be 2020 or before. We know that the use of antibiotics in livestock and aqua farming has already decreased by 50% since 2011. Reduction of fertilisers, including manure, should raise 20%
    • The increase of the organic production from 8% to 25% as they are healthier products
    • A new green business model for farmers and aqua producers ; farming practices removing CO2 from the atmosphere will be promoted
    • EC study on NGTs should show the need or not to review legislation (GMO directive) if they can improve sustainability of the food production
    • Horizon Europe  will foster research and innovation for the transition to sustainable, healthy and inclusive food systems. And Invest EU fund should contribute to foster investment in the agri-food sector for, mainly for SMEs.
    • The Commission will revise the existing animal welfare rules including on animal transport and slaughter of animals. The purpose is to align it with latest scientific evidence.
    • Animal welfare labelling is going to be considered; enabling consumer choice whilst offering farmers incentives for improving animal welfare.
    • EU promotion program should focus on sustainable food. In relation to meat, EU should use its promotion programme to support the most sustainable, carbon-efficient methods of livestock production.
    • The reduction of food waste
    • A voluntary EU code of conduct for responsible business and marketing practices for food processors and retailers
    • Mandatory front-of pack nutrition labelling. EU will encourage product reformulation. They should also restric promotion of foods high on fats, sugar and salt


The AGM of EFFAB and FABRE TP next week foresees a session on EU policies. A representative from DG SANTE, regarding the Farm to Fork Strategy. And a representative from DG RTD to talk about Horizon Europe program. DG AGRI will be available for questions on Horizon EU program. This is an extreme important moment to address the right questions from the field to these persons in charge of different EU policies.

15. 5. 2020 Patentability of plants/animals obtained by classical breeding : EPO opinion

The board of Appel of EPO, the European Patent Office, has published on 14 May 2020 a press release concerning opinion G 3/19. In September 2019 the EP has called the EPO, which is an independent body from the European Union, to avoid patentability of organisms (plants and animals) obtained by conventional breeding (below information related to the process sent on 30 September 2019).

The opinion published yesterday concluded that plants and animals exclusively obtained by essentially biological processes are not patentable. The Board adopted a dynamic interpretation of the exception to patentability under Article 53(b) of the European Patent Convention (EPC) and held that the non-patentability of essentially biological processes for the production of plants or animals also extends to plant or animal products that are exclusively obtained by means of an essentially biological process. In adopting this dynamic interpretation, the Enlarged Board abandoned its earlier interpretation of Article 53(b) EPC in decisions G 2/12 (Tomatoes OJ EPO 2016, A27) and G 2/13 (Broccoli, OJ EPO 2016, A28 ). It held that, after the introduction of new Rule 28(2) EPC, Article 53(b) EPC was to be interpreted to exclude from patentability plants, plant material or animals, if the claimed product is exclusively obtained by means of an essentially biological process or if the claimed process features define an essentially biological process.  In order to ensure legal certainty and to protect the legitimate interests of patent proprietors and applicants, the Enlarged Board ruled that the new interpretation of Article 53(b) EPC given in G 3/19 had no retroactive effect on European patents containing such claims which were granted before 1 July 2017, or on pending European patent applications seeking protection for such claims which were filed before that date.

Attached the full text of the press release and the resolution published by the EP in September 2019. And a very well done summary of 2 pages found on the web describing the whole procedure and implications. Below the link to the full text of the EPO opinion.  


On 19 September, the plenary of the European Parliament adopted a resolution regarding patentability of plants and animals obtained by classical breeding (biological process). This resolution aims to show to the European Patent Office the opinion of the EP on this topic ; after the patents granted on tomatoes and broccoli (See below)

The European Parliament (EP) insisted that plants & animals obtained through natural breeding processes such as crossing must not become patentable. Following a decision of the Agri Committee (4th Sept) of EP and a debate earlier in the week on the basis of an oral question to the Commission and the adoption of a non-legislative resolution yet, the House called on the EU executive to do as much as it can to convince the European Patent Office (EPO) not to grant patents for products obtained using essentially biological processes. MEPs want the EPO to restore legal clarity on the issue, underlining that open access to breeding material was essential for innovation, food security & the environment.

The question was put by German MEP Norbert Lins (EPP) on behalf of COMAGRI. This question come after that  the EPO, which is not an EU body, opened the possibility of granting patent protection to conventionally-bred plants in March 2015, after attempts to register tomatoes with reduced water content and broccoli growing with a selective increase of the anticarcinogenic glucosinolates.

EFFAB Steering Committee has supported the position of the EP Agriculture Committee pushing to avoid patents on animals obtained by classical breeding. What it is called Biological process in the Biotech Directive and must be defined in national legislation.

After the adoption of the resolution, the EP President David Sassoli is instructed to submit the resolution to the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO, which is currently considering cases of this type, by 1st Oct, the deadline set by the Enlarged Board for written submissions. The EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal has final judgment on the issue. Please, remember that EPO is not a EU body. A resolution coming from the EP is a political position on this issue, not legislation.

You could find here below a video registered by EP to explaining main lines of this issue and why EP adopted this resolution. It talks mainly about plants, of course. And in attached file the 4 pages resolution.


13. 5. 2020 A bigger conversation and Compassion in world farming have organised last year a roundtable at UK level on Genome Editing and livestock farming (June 2019). They have the intention to repeat the experience at the EU level. EFFAB was invited to participate at this EU roundtable in March 2020. It was cancelled.

Now, they are “keeping the conversation” during the Covid19 lockdown and they have launched a survey on citizens perception of Genome Editing in food and farming, below. It’s a very short survey that you can answer and also share with people out of the sector, even your friends and families.


30. 4. 2020 sa uskutocnil info meeting k výzvam programu LIFE. Do 15 mája je stále možnosť realizovať bilaterálne rokovania. Pre ďalšie informácie prosím sledujte linky v texte nižšie.

The info day about LIFE program took place on 30 April. We hope that some of you were able to attend. You have still the possibility to have the bilateral virtual meetings until 15 May. The secretariat of EFFAB was attending the live steaming. Here below the link with the presentations, to the recorded session and a short summary drafted by Cagla.

1. Presentations https://prod5.assets-cdn.io/event/4688/assets/8411750807-4186b9cdfc.pdf

2. Live web streaming session https://eu-life-2020.b2match.io/home

3. Summary : There was some emphasis on how to write a good concept note and proposal. However it’s the general rules that apply to all programs. It is important to know that these projects are not R&D and they could also be prepared to implement an innovation.

It requires 55-60% co-funding from beneficiaries but it’s up to beneficiaries to decide who contributes more who less. They are quite flexible projects which means they are open to transnational cooperation if needed, no limit of beneficiaries/countries…etc However they said that they are very competitive. Only 1/3 of the submitted projects usually get to 2nd stage. The closer the topic is related to priority topics, the more bonus it gets. In this sense, FABRE-TP members have a high chance for increasing resilience to climate change, resource efficiency, and as you mentioned GHG emissions.  

4. The deadline for calls are given here https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/section/life/calls-proposals

Main topics are;

  • Environmental technologies and solutions including water, waste, air quality, soil, forest, health
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Nature conservation and biodiversity
  • Climate and environmental governance and information initiatives
20. 4. 2020
Európska komisia zverejnila výzvu a rok 2020 na predkladanie projektov v rámci programu LIFE

The European Commission has launched its 2020 call for project proposals under the LIFE programme and its environment and climate action sub-programmes, thereby helping implement the European Green Deal.  


LIFE projects are quite useful for practice. Most LIFE projects are so-called traditional projects that can be coordinated by any legal entity registered in the EU. These include public institutions, businesses and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). A lot of traditional projects show best-practices, run pilots, raise public awareness or demonstrate breakthroughs in environmental practices. Applications are also being accepted for bigger so-called integrated projects. These projects run strategic EU plans on the environment and the climate and tend to have a regional, multi-regional, national or trans-national dimension.


An online info day is organised by EU commission next week, on 30 April. You can register until 25 April. https://eu-life-2020.b2match.io/home/


If you would like to apply, don’t forget that EFFAB could help you to match with smaller organisations, for consortium building. And don’t forget to keep EFFAB in mind to take part in a proposal.


More detailed information about the program can be found within the links below :

General information on how to apply

Inside a good LIFE proposal: tips, insights, experiences from environmental project Waste2Protein

Inside a good LIFE proposal: tips, insights, experiences from climate project BiobCompo

Tips for submitting close-to-market proposals

National contact points

Current LIFE climate change adaptation projects

Some measures have been taken to facilitate the proposal application under COvid19 time. https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/section/life/calls-proposals#inline-nav-1

7. 4. 2020


Európska komisia publikovala FAQ. Týkajú sa vplyvu COVID19 na prebiehajúce projekty:  https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/support/faq;type=1;categories=;programme=H2020;actions=;keyword=COVID-19%20outbreak

30. 3. 2020

EFSA published early March a press release saying that there is currently no evidence that food is a likely source or route of transmission of the virus. EFSA’s chief scientist, Marta Hugas, said: “Experiences from previous outbreaks of related coronaviruses, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), show that transmission through food consumption did not occur. At the moment, there is no evidence to suggest that coronavirus is any different in this respect.”  https://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/news/coronavirus-no-evidence-food-source-or-transmission-route

EFSA gives a link to the BfR website that has updated FAQ on this topic on 23rd March. https://www.bfr.bund.de/cm/349/can-the-new-type-of-coronavirus-be-transmitted-via-food-and-objects.pdf  

Iowa State university has also published that livestock appears to be safe from Covid 19. https://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2020/03/19/covid19livestock



COMAGRI – informácia poľnohospodárskeho výboru Európskeho parlamentu z verejného vypočutia: Výskum a Inovácie v poľnohospodárstve


Európska komisia publikovala: „Farm to fork“ stratégiu

F2F Strategy Roadmap Feb 2020.pdf

Farm_to_fork_en EU COM.pdf

feedback do 16. 3. 2020 – viac detailov:



GenRes bridge project v spolupráci s ERFP pre Živočíšne genetické zdroje spustil webstránku pre Genetické zdroje  https://www.genresj.org/index.php/grj

Genetic Resource website je Open Acces vedecký časopis, ktorý diseminuje globálne poznanie a nástroje pre komunity profesionálov oblasti rastlinných, živočíšnych a lesných genetických zdrojov, t.j. monitoringu, zberu, udržiavania, konzervovania, charakterizovania a použitia genetických zdrojov pre produkciu potravín, poľnohospodárstvo a lesníctvo.

Follow-up „Farm to fork“ Strategy

Po stretnutí z 18. 2. 2020 v Bruseli, kde bolo veľké množstvo výziev od NGO ohľadne F2F, s cieľom obmedziť spotrebu a produkciu mäso/mlieko, tieto organizácie zaslali európskym komisárom spoločný list s výzvou na redukciu živočíšnej produkcie na EU úrovni. Tu je link na spomínaný list:


Ešte predtým ako bol tento list odoslaný, EFFAB pripravil pre EU komisárov  vyhlásenie v spolupráci s koordinačnou platformou pre hospodárske zvieratá ohľadne F2F. Tento list nieje reakciou na vyhlásenia NGO. Členmi platformy sú: COPA-COGECA, UECBV, AVEC, COTANCE, CLITRAVI, FurEurope, FEFAC, FEFANA, EDA, Animal Health Europe a EFFAB.

V tejto súvislostí bol vypočutý v Bruseli aj CEO Nestle, ktorý komentoval niektoré „náhrady mäsa a mlieka “ rastlinného pôvodu a CMO reguláciu na zníženie predaja mäsa.

Posledný rok, poslanci EP hlasovali o pozmeňujúcom a doplňujúcom návrhu nariadenia s cieľom vyhradiť výrazy a názvy týkajúce sa mäsa výlučne pre jedlé časti zvierat. Mohol by to byť problém pri rozbiehaní odvetvia alternatív rastlín a mäsa?“

 Mali by sme premýšľať o spotrebiteľoch a uvádzať ich do centra pozornosti. Spotrebitelia chcú vo svojej strave robiť lepšie rozhodnutia a chcú mať rôzne druhy výrobkov, a nie iba mäso alebo mäsové bielkoviny. A to je dobré pre ich stravu, pretože vieme, že obezita tiež pochádza z nadmernej konzumácie potravín na báze mäsa. Nechajme to jednoduché. Samozrejme by sme nemali zavádzať spotrebiteľa, ktorý volá kurča, čo nie je kurča. Slovo „hamburger“ však neznamená časť zvieraťa, ale skôr prípravu. Používanie slov ako hamburgery alebo klobásy by sa malo povoliť, ak uvediem, že ide o vegetariánske výrobky.

Celé vypočutie je dostupné tu: https://www.euractiv.com/section/agriculture-food/interview/nestle-chief-eus-green-deal-should-ensure-prosperity-too/?utm_source=EURACTIV&utm_campaign=b2f9a95bf2-AgriFood_Brief_COPY_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c59e2fd7a9-b2f9a95bf2-116215591

EFFAB podporuje a stále sa zúčastňuje na legislatívnom návrhu (príprava stále pokračuje)  COMAGRI v EP na ochranu spotrebiteľov a názvov predaja mäsa, ako aj mliečnych výrobkov.