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06/12/2016

Debate: The future of organic agriculture in the EU

Topic: organic food


Agriculture & Food 15-11-2016

New GM crops once again fail the safety test

As the world focuses elsewhere, two untested varieties of genetically modified maize are slowly manoeuvring their way through the legislative hoops of the European institutions towards Europe’s fields, writes Mute Schimpf.  
Agriculture & Food 04-11-2016

Organic Regulation review: Commission focuses on 'substance over speed'

When it comes to the Organic Regulation review, the European Commission is more interested in “substance over speed” EurActiv.com has learned.
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Agriculture & Food 26-10-2016

Éric Andrieu: 'The CAP has been disastrous for jobs'

SPECIAL REPORT / A European Parliament report calls on the EU to target subsidies at small and medium-sized businesses and promote short supply chains and organic food in order to boost employment in the agricultural sector. EurActiv France reports.
Agriculture & Food 19-10-2016

Central Europe discovers the potential of bioeconomy

Today, bioeconomy is a necessity, said Slovak Minister of Agriculture Gabriela Matečná. Central and Eastern Europe is still lagging behind in its uptake, but the key to the transition may be in the regions. EurActiv Slovakia reports.
Agriculture & Food 29-09-2016

Spain reflects back on 30 years of CAP highs and lows

Representatives from the agricultural sector, food industry and the Spanish government have gathered to discuss the pros and cons of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), as Spain celebrates 30 years of EU membership. EurActiv Spain reports.
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Agriculture & Food 29-09-2016

Industrial agriculture threatens to drive German smallholders into ruin

SPECIAL REPORT / The existence of many farms is dependent on economic pressure and competition brought by larger scale holdings. More and more German farms are being driven into ruin and the environment is paying a hefty price too. EurActiv Germany reports.
Agriculture & Food 02-09-2016

France seeks renewed ‘legitimacy’ for EU farm policy post-Brexit

In light of an unprecedented farming crisis, EU agriculture ministers will gather in France today (2 September) to exchange views on the future role of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) after Britain's decision to leave the 28-country bloc.
Agriculture & Food 06-07-2016

Young farmers: CAP progress is 'still not enough'

In an interview with EurActiv's partner EFE, the president of the European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA), Alan Jagoe, called for more aid for people new to the industry and criticised national governments for doing more for veteran farmers than their younger counterparts.
Development Policy 10-06-2016

Tony Simons: Agroforestry is a 'win-win' for developing nations

Agroforestry is a "back to the future" concept, advocating a return to the origins of farming —trees and fields— rather than the modern concept of huge monocultures, says Tony Simons.
Agriculture & Food 08-06-2016

Green Growth Forum tackles food waste

An international coalition launched a new tool to measure global food waste on Monday (6 June). It is hoped that the Food Loss and Waste Protocol will help halve food waste and significantly cut carbon emissions. EurActiv's partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.
Trade & Society 19-05-2016

Trade expert: TTIP-leaks have been a gift for the deal

Following publication of the so-called TTIP-leaks, the trade and investment agreement being negotiated between the EU and US is under sustained attack and consent seems to be eroding in Europe. But trade expert Alberto Alemanno says there is a difference between perception and reality. ClassEurActiv reports.
Agriculture & Food 17-05-2016

UN panel now says Monsanto weedkiller 'unlikely' to cause cancer

The controversial weedkiller glyphosate, which is used by Monsanto in its herbicide Roundup, is "unlikely" to cause cancer, a United Nations finding said Monday, in a blow to critics who have called for its ban.
Agriculture & Food 23-03-2016

INFOGRAPHIC: Organic farming in the EU

Today, organic farming plays an increasingly bigger role on the world’s agricultural stage. In the European Union, the use of organic agricultural land has almost doubled in recent years.
Agriculture & Food 23-03-2016

Pesticides: Economic nonsense?

The cost of pesticides may far outweigh their benefits, according to the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), which has conducted a study on the external costs of these products. EurActiv’s partner Journal de l’Environnement reports.
Agriculture & Food 21-03-2016

Organic farming in the EU

Today, organic farming plays an increasingly bigger role on the world’s agricultural stage. In the European Union, the use of organic agricultural land has almost doubled in recent years.
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Agriculture & Food 11-03-2016

Romania wants to boost consumer confidence in organics

SPECIAL REPORT / The Bucharest government wants to give organic farming a boost and - at the same time - increase consumers’ confidence in the sector. EurActiv Romania reports.
Agriculture & Food 26-02-2016

Debate: The future of organic agriculture in the EU

Organic plays an increasing role in EU agriculture. There's also an ongoing trialogue negotiation on organic regulation review among the Parliament, Commission and the Member States.