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Focus On - Environment
I am substitute member of the European Parliament's committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, known as ENVI.
The ENVI Committee is responsible for environmental policy and protection concerning: air, soil and water pollution, waste management and recycling, dangerous substances and preparations, noise levels, climate change and protection of biodiversity.
Sustainable development, International and regional measures and agreements aimed at protecting the environment, restoration of environmental damage and civil protection are also priorities of the Parliament's Environment committee.
From a public health perspective the ENVI committee is concerned with the programmes and specific actions in the field of public health, the safety of pharmaceutical and cosmetic products and health aspects of bioterrorism.
In relation to food safety issues the Environment committee is focused on the labelling and safety of foodstuffs, veterinary legislation concerning protection against risks to human health; public health checks on foodstuffs and food production systems.
May 6th, 2013 Rural Ireland is experiencing a very serious shortage of fodder after an extremely long winter and spring. […]
As new revelations surrounding the horsemeat DNA scandal continue to emerge across Europe, an EU wide investigation has been announced. […]
Friday, 01 February – Trust is the key ingredient in a successful supplier – retailer – consumer relationship according to […]
Ireland East MEP Mairead McGuinness has welcomed the determination of the Irish Presidency of the EU to work towards agreeing […]
Â The amended CAP reform proposals voted on in the European Parliament today, following a consensus achieved in the Agriculture […]
Farming in Society. The Oxford Farming Conference Adrress by Mairead McGuinness MEP Thursday January 3, 2013. Chairman, Secretary of State […]
Â January 8th, 2013 – Securing the economic, environmental and social sustainability of farming is a real challenge for the future, […]
Â CAP reform is bogged down in the contentious issue of share out of payments, unsurprisingly given farmers reliance on […]
December 11th, 2012 Laois ‘COMMUNERGY’ Â We should never underestimate the potential of youth. I was joined by five Co Laois […]