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Carrefour and more distributers join the Animal Welfare Label Association (AEBEA), created in 2018 by LFDA, CIWF, OABA and the Casino group to offer a labeling scheme on animal welfare.
Animal welfare labeling is becoming more widespread in France
6 February 2020
The European Commission has started sketching the new EU-wide food labelling scheme, expected to be proposed in the context of the new Farm to Fork Strategy (F2F), but the debate over what kind of information to provide to consumers has just started.
Commission bemused by consumer information conundrum
6 February 2020
An EU-level animal welfare labelling scheme that would inform consumers about the welfare of animals during food production was proposed by Germany at yesterday’s AGRIFISH Council meeting.
Germany grasps the nettle: labelling matters
29 January 2020
Would a mandatory method-of-production label be compliant with the rules of the World Trade Organisation (WTO)? We say it could, and this is what we proposed at the WTO Public Forum on 11th October.
Eurogroup for Animals launches its report on labelling at the WTO Public Forum
14 October 2019
Spanish researchers have presented a new animal welfare label based on standards established by EU-funded projects. The name of the label is a pun between ‘welfare‘ and ‘fair’, ‘welfare’ and ‘fair’ in English, respectively.
New animal welfare label based on EU-funded projects standards
2 October 2019
For the second year in a row, the WTO Public Forum will host an event co-organised by Eurogroup for Animals and its members. This year, it will focus on how a method of production labeling system can help foster trade in more sustainable products.
Are method of production labels WTO compliant? Open debate at the WTO Public Forum 2019
6 September 2019
Each year, the City of Oslo buys food for almost NOK 200 million. Now, the Environmental Green Party (MDG) wants Oslo to commit to purchasing so-called animal-safe food.
Norwegian Greens ask City of Oslo to buy animal-friendly labelled food
29 August 2019
In the Bundestag, the number of supporters of a mandatory animal welfare label is increasing.
CSU Party adds its support to a compulsory animal protection label in Germany
29 June 2019
Last week my colleague Christiane made the case that eco-labels telling shoppers that their food is certified ‘sustainable’ can no longer ignore the products’ greenhouse gas emissions.
New Economics Foundation: The limitations of labels, and why the EU Common Fisheries Policy should stop setting fishing limits above scientific advice
11 June 2019
Discount retailer Lidl is to trial a new meat labelling system designed to deliver transparency on production methods for consumers.
Lidl introduces new meat labelling system
31 May 2019
Several German supermarket chains introduce uniform animal welfare label, ahead of the announced voluntary public scheme.
Animal advocates criticise German supermarkets’ new animal welfare label
1 April 2019
In a special report on the development of plant proteins in the European Union, the European Commission recognizes that plant-based alternatives are gaining popularity in Europe.
The European Commission supports the production of plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy
23 November 2018