Draft plans to encourage food innovation via a new, simplified authorization procedure for novel foods were approved by the Environment Committee on Monday. MEPs nonetheless amended the text and proposed a moratorium on the use of nanomaterials in food, based on the precautionary principle. They also added provisions for compulsory labelling of cloned food products.
Long-awaited draft plans to allow EU member states to restrict, or ban, the cultivation of crops containing genetically modified organisms on their own territory even if it is allowed at EU level won the support of the Environment Committee on Tuesday. MEPs voted to remove the Council-backed idea of a phase of negotiations with the GMO company, and supported plans to allow member states to ban GMO crops on environmental grounds.
Talks to be held in Lima next month should enable global partners to reach an ambitious climate agreement in Paris in 2015, so as to keep the world on track for a sub-2°C climate warming scenario, said the Environment Committee in a resolution voted on Wednesday. MEPs reiterated the pledge by the EU and its member states to step up contributions to the UN Green Climate Fund so as to mobilise USD 100 billion per year by 2020, and called on other donors to play their part too.
(a) onesnaženje zraka, tal in vode, ravnanje z odpadki in reciklažo, nevarne snovi in pripravke, raven hrupa, spremembe podnebja, zaščito biotske raznovrstnosti,
(b) trajnostni razvoj,
(c) mednarodne in regionalne ukrepe ter sporazume glede varstva okolja,
(d) odpravo okoljske škode,
(e) civilno zaščito,
(f) Evropsko agencijo za okolje;
(g) Evropsko agencijo za kemikalije;
(a) programe in posebne dejavnosti na področju javnega zdravja,
(b) farmacevtske in kozmetične izdelke,
(c) zdravstvene vidike bio-terorizma,
(d) Evropsko agencijo za vrednotenje zdravil in Evropski center za preprečevanje in nadzor bolezni;
(a) označevanje in varnost živil,
(b) veterinarsko zakonodajo v zvezi z zaščito zdravja ljudi pred nevarnostmi ter zdravstveni nadzor nad živili in sistemi za proizvodnjo hrane,
(c) Evropsko agencijo za varnost hrane in Evropski urad za prehrano in veterinarstvo.