Agrifood news this week
MEPs back impact assessment for farmers in case of glyphosate reduction
Any potential reduction of glyphosate in the EU should be preceded by an impact assessment exploring the consequence for farmers, EU lawmakers said during a recent debate organised by EURACTIV. Natasha Foote has the story.
Brexit no deal could ‘severely disrupt’ EU agrifood sector
Failing to conclude a trade agreement between the EU and the UK would have serious consequences for the agrifood sector, major EU agrifood stakeholders said on Thursday (4 June). Natasha Foote reports.
Environmental NGOs irked by EU Agriculture Council snub
Environmental stakeholders have complained about the Croatian presidency of the EU Council for not having invited them to share their views on agricultural aspects of the European Green Deal at an informal meeting of EU farming ministers held on Monday (8 June). Gerardo Fortuna has the story.
Authorities urged to support struggling meat sector post-coronavirus
More than 65 organisations and individuals across producer, veterinary, research, and academic sectors have co-signed a letter calling for more support in the global meat sector in the wake of the coronavirus crisis and urging authorities to refute claims that the crisis stemmed from the livestock sector. Read more here.
Industrial agriculture linked to insect collapse, says new report
Insect populations are plummeting across the world because of industrial farming and heavy pesticide use, and this decline is a threat to food production, warned a new report released on Tuesday (9 June). Learn more about this.
EU to extend ban on sale of Croatian farmland to foreigners
The Croatian government is working to extend by another three years a provisional restriction that prevents non-nationals from purchasing agricultural lands in the newest EU member. Gerardo Fortuna has more.