High quantities of food additives in certain products such as hot dog sausages

Infocons, the Association for Consumer Protection, conducted a study which analysed the evolution of products such as hot dog sausages in the 2009-2017 period. The results […]

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Wild animals — danger to livestock holdings

Romanian farmers rely on the environment, but the market is very challenging and they often do not manage to recoup their investments, moreover too few of […]

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Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund for Hunedoara Energy Complex layoffs

The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund plays a vital role in supporting workers affected by structural shifts in global trading. Representatives of the Hunedoara Energy Complex have […]

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Social enterprises cannot survive in the marketplace without legislation

The social economy law has been before decision-makers for a long time, and the delay in adopting it is an obstacle to the development of social […]

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Ineffective anti-cancer drugs have recently appeared on the market

A study by a team of public health researchers in London has shown that over half of new anti-cancer drugs in the EU have no beneficial effect […]

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The impact of Brexit on trade in food products

Meat sellers have recorded enormous losses as a result of poor relations between the EU and Britain. The European Livestock and Meat Trading Union (UECBV), an organisation […]

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The rise in the number of pigs in the USA could adversely affect the EU pork market

According to data published by the US Department of Agriculture, the number of pigs in the USA is the highest ever recorded. In fact, by 1 September 2017, the […]

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Alarming decrease in cattle numbers

Romania’s cattlestock has decreased significantly recently, and in June 2017 had fallen by 3.3% over the same period in 2016. Romania’s National Statistical Institute has drawn attention […]

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Insufficient research and development programmes for new antibiotics

The World Health Organisation has once again raised the alarm over the serious lack of new antibiotics. Antimicrobial resistance is an increasing public health problem in […]

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Semi-prepared meat products falling short of European safety standards

According to the InfoCons consumer association, many semi-prepared meat products do not correspond to their labelling. To be more precise, 40% of these products fall short […]

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Romania’s irrigation infrastructure in need of renewal

The latest statistics on the total irrigated area in Romania show that irrigation systems are in place on just 24% of farmland, and most of these […]

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Lack of plant quarantine laboratories

Plant pathology is a major factor in plant production. By enabling an understanding and correct diagnosis of plant pathogens, it provides an essential platform from which […]

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Poor competitiveness of the EU poultry sector

At the annual meeting of the Association of Poultry Processors and Poultry Trade in the EU countries, it was reported that the EU’s poultry meat industry had […]

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Ports endangered by failure to dredge the Danube

In the absence of clear instructions from the authorities, it has not been possible to dredge the Danube waterways, leaving farmers no choice but to transport […]

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Almost unprecedently low water level in the Danube combined with the authorities’ failure to act is causing losses for farmers

The commercial port of Corabia is no longer able to operate because barges full of cereals are stuck on the sand. The result is that mountains […]

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Agricultural mechanisation in Romania — a real need

Two of the main objectives of the farmers wanting to maintain efficient performance levels are to maximise output and cut costs. They have to keep tabs […]

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