Innovation, CAP and Green Deal: A tough equation?

Does the EU provide farmers with the proper framework to innovate? How can EU member states ensure a smooth transition towards a greener CAP, with safe innovative tools? [Shutterstock]

The new Green Deal will have a direct impact on the ongoing negotiations about the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) as EU farmers will be asked to re-adjust the way they work to the new green objectives.

To achieve that in an affordable manner, farmers say they need proper tools. The industry is pushing EU policymakers to make decisions based on science and not emotions. Environmentalists and a big majority of EU citizens, on the other hand, insist on opposing biotechnology tools, such as new plant breeding techniques and GMOs.

Does the EU provide farmers with the proper framework to innovate? How can EU member states ensure a smooth transition towards a greener CAP, with safe innovative tools?

Industry and farmers expect 'science-based' solutions to deliver New Green Deal 

The agri-food industry and EU farmers are calling for clarity and science-based solutions to meet their objectives as part of the EU’s recently announced European Green Deal.

The new plans, combined with the ‘Farm to Fork’ strategy and a reformed Common …

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