Gerardo Fortuna

Agrifood 23-07-2021

Agrifood Brief: Unholy alliances

Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet. This week: EURACTIV’s agrifood team reflects on the biggest stories from this ‘school’ year and...
Health 23-07-2021

EU action to turn the AMR tide looks at different incentive models

EU policymakers are being urged to consider the full range of new incentive systems and pilot innovative approaches to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR), including Netflix-style subscription services and pull incentives.
Agrifood 20-07-2021

EU countries back cage-free farming initiative with some caveats

Representatives of member states have endorsed the European Commission's ambition to phase out cage rearing in the EU, but showed far less enthusiasm than the European Parliament and expressed concerns about the timeline of the initiative and the appropriate financial support for farmers.
Agrifood 16-07-2021

Agrifood Brief: Money does grow on trees

Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet.
Coronavirus 15-07-2021

Spanish firm finetunes ‘second generation’ COVID-19 vaccine for EU’s booster campaign

A Spanish company active in animal health stands ready to start clinical trials and get the EU's regulatory go-ahead for a 'deadline-proof' recombinant protein vaccine. EURACTIV spoke with the company's chief of the vaccine programme.
Agrifood 15-07-2021

EU sets the scene for carbon removal actions in farming

A new carbon removal approach in agriculture will contribute to stepping up Europe's climate ambition, the European Commission reiterated at the launch of its massive plan to cut carbon emissions by 55% before the end of the decade.
Politics 14-07-2021

The Brief, powered by Greens/EFA – The guts to put pineapple on pizza

Italy's latest proud moments in Europe were prepared with an unconventional recipe that would tease purists of Italian culture.
Health 14-07-2021

Promising portable kidney faces innovation, portability bottlenecks

Portable artificial kidney is perceived as the next big thing in the field of home treatment that could stop dialysis being a full-time job for patients, but barriers to its rollout persist.
Agrifood 13-07-2021

Food labelling proposal will be data-led, Commission says

Information on the sustainability of food products in the EU's forthcoming harmonised front-of-pack labelling will heavily rely on data collected by producers, an EU official has said. Other stakeholders were quick to point out, however, that sustainability is only one factor in the complex labelling process.
Agrifood 09-07-2021

Agrifood Brief: Foodmakers of all (EU) countries, behave!

Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet. This week: EURACTIV spoke with EURACTIV France’s very own Clara Bauer-Babef and Magdalena Pistorius about...
Agrifood 09-07-2021

Parliament signs off on EU fisheries fund, with lighter conditions for increasing fleet capacity

The European Parliament on Tuesday (6 July) gave the final green light to the post-2020 European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF), the EU's main tool to support fishing communities, which will allow young fishermen to acquire their first fishing vessel.
Agrifood 08-07-2021

‘Bubbles’ of contention: Dalmatian prošek irks Italy as it evokes prosecco wine

Italy has promised to give battle after Croatia's request to get EU protection for its sweet dessert wine, prošek, produced in the southern area of Dalmatia whose name resembles the iconic Italian bubbly wine prosecco.
Agrifood 02-07-2021

Agrifood Brief: Solomon’s dilemma

Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet. This week: EURACTIV brings you up to speed with all the developments on the long...
Agrifood 02-07-2021

Restoring pride top priority for Generation Z farmers

Generation Z - those born between 1997 and 2015 - is faced with the future farming paradox: it is an exciting time to be a farmer with many opportunities opened up by innovation, but a farmer's life has never been so complicated.
Agrifood 01-07-2021

EU to fight ‘geography of discontent’ with new vision for rural areas

The European Commission unveiled on Wednesday (30 June) its long-term vision for the EU's rural areas, proposing a rural pact and a rural action plan aimed at making those regions stronger, connected, and prosperous.
Agrifood 01-07-2021

EU countries call for ‘permanent ban’ on fur farming

Austria and the Netherlands are leading a coalition of EU countries asking the European Commission to legislate to end fur farming in Europe. They received broad support among other EU member states although some expressed reservations.
Agrifood 29-06-2021

Greens do not break up with Timmermans, but letdown remains

European Greens have been disappointed with the first steps in the EU's Green Deal implementation but despite recent criticism received from Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans, they have expressed readiness to continue working with him on shaping the bloc's green agenda.
Agrifood 25-06-2021

Agrifood Brief: Habemus CAP

Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet. This week: EURACTIV spoke with Jindrich Dolezal of the European Court of Auditors about their recent...
Agrifood 25-06-2021

Final CAPdown: Negotiators seal a deal on future EU farming subsidies programme

A provisional agreement has been reached between European lawmakers on the reform of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), sealing the fate of the bloc's farming subsidy programme for the 2023-2027 period.
Health 25-06-2021

Reopening hotels comes with risk if water systems are not being checked

As the hospitality sector is ready to reopen its doors and welcome back customers, some public health risks may arise if water systems in hotels have not been properly managed during the lockdown, a health expert warned.
Health 23-06-2021

Kidney disease research pins hopes on new disruptive technologies

Not many substantial breakthroughs have been experienced in the field of chronic kidney disease (CKD) treatment since the mass diffusion of dialysis units in the '70s. Technological progress is growing exponentially though, opening up new possibilities for bettering patients' lives.
Agrifood 18-06-2021

Agrifood Brief: Days of wine and truces

Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet. This week: EURACTIV discusses the controversy around the fact that EU farmers association COPA-COGECA was...
Health 18-06-2021

Patient autonomy, education must be priorities for tackling kidney disease

With incidences of kidney disease predicted to soar in the next decade, health stakeholders are calling for more efforts to ensure patient autonomy and invest in training for both practitioners and patients.
Agrifood 16-06-2021

EU agrifood sector rejoices at five-year trade truce with US

Agri-food stakeholders and policymakers have welcomed the extension of the retaliatory tariff reprieve with the United States for another five years, as well as the steps taken to end the civil aircraft dispute that has disproportionately affected the sector.