Visit of Mariann Fischer Boel to SIAL 2008 (International Food Fair)

Type: Report   Reference: I-059244   Duration: 10:17:17  Lieu:
End production: 20/10/2008   First transmission: 20/10/2008
SIAL is an international food fair that took place in Paris from 19 to 23 October 2008. The event was an opportunity for businesses to show off their latest products. It attracted around 140,000 visitors from some 190 countries. Mariann Fischer Boel, Member of the EC in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development, visited SIAL on 20 October. Her visit came the week after the Commission launched a consultation on product quality.

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10:13:06 Title 00:00:04
10:13:11 EU and SIAL flags (2 shots) 00:00:08
10:13:19 Exterior view Paris-Nord Villepinte exhibition centre (2 shots) 00:00:11
10:13:30 Views of the Uhrenholt stand (4 shots) 00:00:25
10:13:55 Views of the Isigny Sainte Mère stand (4 shots) 00:00:15
10:14:10 Views of the Grain d'orge stand (4 shots) 00:00:21
10:14:31 Terres d'Infos TV platform with Mariann Fischer Boel, Member of the EC in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development (3 shots) 00:00:13
10:14:44 Mariann Fischer Boel (in ENGLISH) saying that the discussion is: do we need a common EU logo?, how can we improve our PGO and PGI systems, the system of production that is linked to a certain region?, can we make things more simple?, do we need to add something?, do we need to scrap something?; all these questions are in the green book; she is looking forward to having a strong response from all stakeholders 00:00:31
10:15:15 Mariann Fischer Boel looking at food products 00:00:04
10:15:19 Mariann Fischer Boel (in ENGLISH) saying that in Europe we have first of all a very very high level of food safety; the food that we produce is definitely of a very high quality; on top of that, we have high animal welfare and we have a very high protection of our environment; so producers do have to take into account the use of pesticides to ensure that we maintain the quality of our groundwater 00:00:31
10:15:50 Mariann Fischer Boel looking at food products 00:00:05
10:15:55 Mariann Fischer Boel (in ENGLISH) saying that in Europe, farmers can never compete with low cost producers as Brazil where they can produce bulk products at a much lower cost than in Europe; therefore, they need to be able to explain to consumers what they get when they buy European and to give them the right information, the qualified choice to the consumers via a labelling system 00:00:29
10:16:24 Mariann Fischer Boel visiting the fair (5 shots) 00:00:34
10:16:58 Views of the Citerrio stand (4 shots) 00:00:19
10:17:17 General view of the fair 00:00:15
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