7th European Innovation Summit: Innovation paramount to combatting animal diseases

Brussels, 9 December 2015 - Speaking at the 7th European Innovation Summit1 today, the Agri-Food Chain Coalition - a joint initiative of 11 European trade associations - confirmed support for the 'innovation principle' in policy-making to guarantee the long-term competitiveness of the EU agricultural sector.

By IFAH-Europe

09 Dec 2015

Brussels, 9 December 2015 - Speaking at the 7th European Innovation Summit1 today, the Agri-Food Chain Coalition - a joint initiative of 11 European trade associations - confirmed support for the 'innovation principle' in policy-making to guarantee the long-term competitiveness of the EU agricultural sector.

Europe's animal health industry, represented by IFAH-Europe in the coalition, highlighted that from a regulatory perspective this is a key time for decision-makers to encourage innovation and increased research into new solutions for preventing and controlling animal diseases.

"With the current revision of the rules governing veterinary medicines and medicated feed we are confident that we can stimulate innovation, ensuring that Europe remains a hub for research and development. Keeping in mind the Europe 2020 strategy for growth, the animal health industry in Europe expects that this new EU legislation will not only safeguard animal health and welfare, but will also help to ensure the necessary tools available to all farmers across Europe to sustain an efficient agri-food production," said Roxane Feller, IFAH-Europe Secretary General.

 

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