Kazakhstan: Agricultural production doubles in Kazakhstan over five years

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”.

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Poland: Polish wheat exports rose in 2014

According to government data Polish wheat exports in 2014 almost doubled from 1.7 million tonnes in 2013 to 3.2 million, placing Poland among the largest exporters in the EU.

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BSR: Russia banned cheese imports from Poland

The Russian consumer watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said that Russia had suspended all imports of cheese from Poland due to irregularities in "normative requirements".

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EU: New GMO rules get final European Council approval

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.  

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EU: Increase of the pig population in 2014

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.

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