Zwei Wildschweine zwischen Baumstämmen

Ques­tions and An­swers on African Swine Fever (ASF)

African swine fever (ASF) is a severe viral infection which exclusively affects pigs (domestic and feral pigs) and is fatal to them. The disease does not pose a risk to human health. ASF has to-date never occurred in Germany. An incursion of ASF into Germany would have severe implications for the animals as well as for the economy. An incursion into the wild boar population would be critical, since possibilities to control the disease are limited.

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Eier im Karton

Ques­tions and An­swers on the Fipronil Con­tam­i­na­tion in Eggs

Egg production holdings in Belgium and the Netherlands were treated with a product for pest-control which was contaminated with the insecticide Fipronil. It is now known that contaminated eggs were delivered to all federal states.

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Minister Schmidt presents Green Paper

Min­is­ter Schmidt presents Green Pa­per

On 30 December 2016, Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture Christian Schmidt presented the Green Paper on Food, Agriculture and Rural Areas. The contents: the guiding principles underpinning the future food and agricultural policies.

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Federal minister
Christian Schmidt

"The contamination with Fipronil has a European dimension. I see the need for closer cooperation at the European level."

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