Following the WHO Europe Region publishing the report “Using Price Policies to Promote Healthier Diets”, debate is ongoing as to whether the EU should intervene through taxation to encourage health

Overnight storms on the night of 10th May, including hail, affected crops of some parts of coastal regions of Valencia and the Vall d'Albaida as well as Alicante, where the heaviest damage was in V

Between 1980 and 2017, the number of greenhouse vegetable growers operating in the Netherlands plummeted by 85%, according to data published by CBS Landbouwtelling 2017.

Average orange prices in the EU are well above the norm. In March, they stood at €70/100 kg, - 28% above the five-year average.

Average apple prices in the EU climbed from their February average of €0.79/kg to €0.81 in March this year.

Belgians are consuming fewer fresh vegetables but slightly more fresh fruit.

Dutch fruit company Kromkommer has made a call to relax strict EU laws governing the appearance of fruit. Certain products are banned merely on the grounds of their appearance.

While the value of EU agri-food exports dipped slightly in February 2018 to just below €10.5 billion, the decline in imports was sharper, falling to €8.7 billion.

The EU’s reforms for governing organic farming can offer the sector better protection. This is the view of MEP Martin Hausling who underlines that the sector is booming.

The Valencian Association of Farmers (AVA-ASAJA) has expressed its confidence that the Spanish Government will promote initiatives aimed at further toughening phytosanitary controls in the EU in or


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