Brussels, 10 December 2021 – CEEV is puzzled by yesterday’s vote on the own-initiative report in the European Parliament’s Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA), which associates alcohol consumption, in any amount, with increased cancer risks. This fails to recognise the vast body of accepted scientific evidence which shows that moderate consumption of wine, as part of a healthy lifestyle, is associated with positive health outcomes.
Brussels, 8 December 2021 – Ahead of the vote on the European Parliament’s own-initiative report in the Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA), CEEV, the European Wine Sector, reiterates the importance for all policies to be science- and evidence-based. CEEV calls on the European Parliament to reconsider the statement in the draft BECA report that there is “no safe level of alcohol consumption”. There is no scientific data to support an increased risk of cancer when wine is consumed in moderation, with meals, as part of Mediterranean diet and as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Brussels, 6 December 2021 – Today the European Union has published the new Common Agricultural Policy -CAP – setting the legal framework that will guide EU wine companies for the next years. The new CAP offers a set of tools to secure the competitiveness of the EU wine sector at global level in order to protect its economic, social and environmental sustainability; up to the EU wine sector to make the most of it.
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