# Food and agriculture

Spain, La Roda de Andalucia: Olives roll off the assembly line in a factory in southern Spain. The US Department of Commerce has had anti-dumping and Countervailing duties on imports of olives from Spain announced. Imports of this Spanish product into the USA amounted to 57.7 million euros in 2017. Photo: Daniel Gonzalez Acuna/dpa
Spain, La Roda de Andalucia: Olives roll […]

EU to challenge US olive tariffs before World Trade Organization

The EU and the US are engaged in trade talks but have made little progress towards launching negotiations on a limited trade deal.
A student from Mount Saint Mary's College holds a plastic bag of glass eels caught in the Quassaick Creek in Newburgh, New York on May 1, 2013 as part of a project by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to monitor eel populations. Photo: Stan Honda / AFP
A student from Mount Saint Mary's Colleg […]

Eel trafficking in the EU, the world’s ‘biggest wildlife crime’

Billions of euros worth of critically endangered eels are trafficked each year from Europe, ending up in China and Japan in what is "the largest wildlife crime on Earth," campaigners say.
Activists stage a demonstration calling on European member states to protect vote for a full ban on bee-killing pesticides, in front of the European Commission in Brussels on April 27, 2018. Photo: Emmanuel Dunand / AFP
Activists stage a demonstration calling […]

EU votes for near-total ban on bee-killing pesticides

EU countries have voted for a near-total ban on insecticides blamed for killing off bee populations, in what campaigners called a "beacon of hope" for the winged insects.