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Parliament drops Amendment 171

On 25 May 2021 news broke that during the trilogue negotiations on the CAP reform, the infamous amendment 171, restricting the labelling of plant-based dairy alternatives, was finally dropped.

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#StopEUMeatAds

EVU and other organisations are advocating for a more sustainable, plant-based EU promotion policy for farm and food products

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ECJ ruling against calcium algae in plant-based milk

On 29 April 2021, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) published its ruling in the case Natumi GmbH v Land Nordrhein-Westfalen. The case revolved around the question whether Natumi is allowed to use the alga Lithothamnium calcareum, an alga naturally rich in calcium, in its organic plant-based milks.

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Plant-based Food: How big is the market ?

Published in March 2021, the Smart Protein Plant-based Food Sector Report is the first study made on the plant-based food market in Europe, giving unprecedented insights into the growing sales of animal products’ alternatives.

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#StandUpForPlantBased – Updates on the Burger Ban

On 19-22 October, the plenary of the European Parliament will vote on two amendments within the framework of the Common Agriculture Policy reform, amendments 165 and 171, that would significantly affect the labelling of plant-based foods. Stakeholders are preparing for a last attempt to avert the ‘Veggie Burger Ban’ at EU-Parliament level.

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