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17 Apr
PRESS RELEASE: NEONICOTINOID BAN COULD BE THE END FOR SUGAR BEET IN AUSTRIA

 

The EU Commission also wants to ban neonicotinoids in beet cultivation, although beet do not flower and therefore transfer of the substance to bees cannot take place. If sugar beet farming dies in this way, only the import of sugar from uncontrollable, non-European sources remains. Bees are not helped, thousands of farmers are threatened.

 

19 Mar
JOINT LETTER: CIBE, CEFS AND EFFAT URGE THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION AND MEMBER STATES TO STAND FIRM IN SUPPORT OR 98 EUR/TONNE DUTY

 

CEFS, CIBE and EFFAT understand that in the context of the ongoing trade negotiations the European Commission has offered the Mercosur countries an annual tariff-rate quota of 100,000 tonnes of sugar at 98 EUR/tonne duty. This is a substantial quantity that is higher than the annual output of some factories.
 

15 Feb
PRESS RELEASE: MERCOSUR WOULD BRING GM SUGAR BY THE BACKDOOR (AT)

 

EU verhandelt derzeit mit den Mercosur-Ländern über ein Freihandelsabkommen.Die Ergebnisse drohen zu einem Schlag gegen die Interessen der europäischen Konsumenten und der Bauern zu werden.

 

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SUGAR BEET AND SUSTAINABILITY


 

 

In October 2013, the  European Beet Growers  (CIBE), sugar producers  (CEFS)  and trade unions  of the  food and  agriculture  sector  (EFFAT)  have  formalised  a  landmark  agreement  to  jointly  highlight and report on  representative  Good Practices of  sustainable production of beet sugar in the EU.

 

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SUGAR BEET & GOOD PRACTICES