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The European consumer does not understand the term “Raised in …” on the labels indicating the origin of meat

The European Commission has published a study on the importance of indications of origin of meat. Consumers consider that the country of origin labeling is important information at the point of purchase, but the study points out that the understanding of these definitions by the consumer is low and, therefore, there are doubts about the consumer's interpretation.
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Planas says EU decision to impose tariffs on US is “a step in the right direction”

La Unión Europea impondrá desde este martes aranceles por valor de 4.000 millones de dólares (3.360 millones de euros) a la importación de una serie de productos procedentes de Estados Unidos como compensación por las subvenciones que Washington concedió a la compañía del sector aeronáutico Boeing, declaradas contrarias a las normas de la Organización Mundial de Comercio (OMC).
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The MAPA will have a budget of almost 8,500 million euros by 2021

The Ministerio de Agricultura Pesca y Alimentación will increase its budget by 10% compared to 2020 for next year. They will be 8,500 million destined to promote digitization and innovation, efficient irrigation, generational change and the presence of women in rural areas, as well as a more sustainable agricultural and fishing sector. In this way, growth possibilities will be developed that will help to strengthen the productive and economic fabric through determined support for the agri-food sector.
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Moralejo Selección, awarded with the Food Prize of Spain for Food Internationalization

Moralejo Selección has been awarded by the MAPA with the Food of Spain award for Food Internationalization. The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food recognizes with the "Food Awards of Spain 2019" the work carried out by companies and professionals who have distinguished themselves by producing, offering and disseminating Spanish quality food, as well as their contribution to the development of the food sector Spanish in a sustainable and efficient way.
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The Ministry and the autonomous communities monitor the temperature of livestock transport during the summer

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA), in coordination with the autonomous communities, has launched an action plan for the control of temperatures in animal transport during the summer of 2020. It affects transport of more 8 hours to other countries, both within the European Union and outside it. The organizers of animal transfers have to make sure that the maximums allowed will not be exceeded and will have to deliver temperature records to the competent authorities once the trip is finished.
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‘Farm to Fork Strategy’: Planas conveys its differences to the EU with what the green strategy for the meat and livestock sectors proposes

"We do not agree with the treatment of the meat sector, the livestock sector. We believe that a thorough analysis is really necessary if you want to discuss the issue and not a brief reference in passing, which is what the document does, which seems to want to put In question, the production of this important sector, through our extensive livestock farming, for the economic and social reality of Spain as of many other countries of the European Union. "
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Planas: the agri-food chain will be key in the economic recovery after Covid-19

The minister returned to value the central role of the entire agrifood chain, as one of the fundamental pillars in this crisis, ensuring food supply, mentioning today the constitution of the Commission for the Social and Economic Reconstruction of Spain after Covid-19 in the Lower House, he stressed that agri-food is reaffirmed as a key sector in this recovery.
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The Government sees Royal Decree 5/2020 as unavailable to strengthen the agri-food sector

In recent months, the agro-livestock sector has had to face critical situations. To the structural problems of rigidity of the demand, atomization of the operators, the seasonality or the perishable character of the productions, conjunctural factors have been added such as adverse climatic phenomena, tariffs of the United States Administration, the fall of prices of the productions and the rise in the costs of agricultural inputs (diesel, fertilizers or feed).
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