Agricultural production has doubled in Kazakhstan over the last five years, Kazakh media quoted the country’s Agriculture Minister Asylzhan Mamytbekov as saying last Friday at the conference “Food Security of Kazakhstan: Development of Agriculture Production and Business”.
New EU rules allowing member states to ban or restrict the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on their territory were formally adopted by the Council on 2 March 2015. They will enter into force 20 days following their publication in the Official Journal of the EU.
The latest data on the European pig population updated by Eurostat for December 2014 indicate an increase in the pig population in the European Union. According to these data, some of them still provisional, the total number of pigs amounted to 137.2 million; data from Belgium and the UK —still not available— have yet to be added.