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23 Apr
PRESS RELEASE: CIBE URGES MEMBER STATES AND COMMISSION TO ACT RESPONSIBLY AND WITH COMMON SENSE

 

With its proposal to ban neonicotinoids, including in pelleted beet seed, DG-SANTE, followed by some Member States, deliberately ignore data gaps in the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) impact assessments as well as recent evidence with regards to sugar beet. European Beet growers repeatedly presented their case based on sound analysis and facts.
 

23 Apr
PRESS RELEASE: NO BAN ON NEONICOTINOIDS, BEES AND BEETS CAN LIVE TOGETHER! (BE)

 

Vendredi prochain, les États membres européens se prononceront probablement dans le cadre de la SCOPAFF sur l’interdiction ou non de trois matières actives présentes dans certains produits phytosanitaires en raison de leur impact éventuel sur la santé des abeilles. Les trois matières actives en question appartiennent à la famille des néonicotinoïdes et sont cruciales pour la culture de la betterave et de la chicorée en Belgique. En cas d’interdiction, la Confédération des Betteraviers Belges (CBB) demande certainement une exception pour ces deux cultures.

 

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.

 

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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