Agrifood

26-02-2021

Agrifood Brief: More w(h)ining than dining – MEP’s beef with agri promotion

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 speaks with Green MEP Viola von Cramon about a new report released which found...
26-02-2021

Snubbed European Parliament enters final laps of Farm to Fork race

The EU's new ambitious food policy is ready to face tough parliamentary scrutiny from lawmakers who feel being pushed aside by the European Commission.
26-02-2021

Almost half of French people have cut meat consumption in last three years

French people tend to eat less meat than before, according to the results of the Harris Interactive survey published on Thursday ( 25 February). This change in eating habits can only be welcomed, both from an environmental and health perspective. EURACTIV France reports.
26-02-2021

Italy, Slovenia await Commission to settle balsamic vinegar dispute

Italy is up in arms, trying to defend the world-famous balsamic vinegar of Modena from an attempt to 'standardise' its production made by Slovenia, and the European Commission appears to have until 3 March to settle the issue.

‘Our forests are sick,’ Germany’s agriculture minister says

The German agriculture minister presented on Wednesday (24 February) a worrying annual report on the condition of German forests, which again highlights the dramatic effects of climate change on the ecosystem.
24-02-2021

EU regions’ advisory body proposes ‘Mediterranean diet’ label

An ad hoc label for food products belonging to the Mediterranean diet is the latest suggestion in the EU-wide food labelling fray to cope with negative effects caused by colour-coded Nutri-score.
23-02-2021

Unfair competition not top concern in green farming ambitions, says EU official

The discussion about pushing forward the green agenda globally should put less emphasis on the unfair competition for farmers that may arise as a consequence, a Commission official said recently, but the claim was quickly refuted by the farming community.
23-02-2021

Level of food security in the EU is not uniform, report shows

European countries performed differently in a study that measures the state of global food security, showing an internal discrepancy within the bloc that put Europe behind North America in the ranking of regions.
16-02-2021

Farm To Fork – Can it lead to a ‘gold-standard food system’ in Europe, focused on SDGs?

The Farm to Fork Strategy is at the heart of the European Green Deal, aiming to make food systems fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly.
15-02-2021

France’s management of fish stock positive except in Mediterranean

Though the French institute for sea exploitation known as Ifremer appeared optimistic when presenting its 2020 report on the state of fish populations caught in France, they, however, called for continued efforts, particularly in the Mediterranean where the situation is more worrying. EURACTIV France reports.
12-02-2021

Agrifood Brief: The apple of EU discord

In a recently published Parliament survey, agriculture, food and fisheries have emerged as a major area of disagreement between Brussels and the EU capitals.
11-02-2021

German lawmakers call for ending exports of banned pesticides

Pesticides that are currently banned in Europe may still be exported to foreign countries, an issue which highlights the EU's lack of coherence, according to the leftist Die Linke and the Greens. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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11-02-2021

Specialty food ingredients: The indispensable link in the sustainable food chain

Geert Maesmans, President of the European Specialty Food Ingredients association, explains how specialty food ingredients contribute to reaching the ambitious goals set by EU policy makers in the framework of the European Green Deal and the Farm to Fork strategy.
09-02-2021

EU-Africa: translating green agrifood ambitions

On the backdrop of the COVID-19 crisis, the EU is currently establishing a new ‘strategic partnership’ with Africa, of which agriculture is a key focus. The aims of the EU’s flagship environmental policy, the Green Deal, combined with the COVID-19...
09-02-2021

New German insect protection legislation draws a sharp divide

Farmers always say that they care about the environment, while environmental protection organisations demand ever stricter regulations for the agricultural industry. With Germany's new insect protection law, the conflicts of interest between the two groups have reached a new peak. EURACTIV Germany reports.
08-02-2021

EU-Africa partnership must reflect ‘realities of African agriculture’

Future agrifood partnerships between the EU and Africa take into account the realities of farming in Africa, especially in the context of a drive for a greener transition, agrifood stakeholders have warned.
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08-02-2021

Reviving Spain’s rural areas through the Puebla project

A new Corteva Agriscience project to reverse depopulation in Spain’s rural areas is sowing the seeds for a brighter future, writes Igor Teslenko. Igor Teslenko is the President for Europe of Corteva Agriscience. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the importance...
05-02-2021

Agrifood Brief: From Farm(er) to Fork

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: What do Roman gods and vices have to do with...
04-02-2021

EU goes easy on alcohol in cancer plan

Alcoholic drinks have been treated differently to tobacco products in Europe's Beating cancer plan, as overuse, not its use, will be targeted by the Commission's initiatives.
04-02-2021

Commission dampens bid to end EU meat promotion

The European Commission has softened its stance on phasing out the promotion of red and processed meat in Europe's Beating Cancer Plan, and the latest change has received a mixed reception from stakeholders.
04-02-2021

Restaurants face ‘wave of bankruptcies’ after lockdowns

The food services sector has been hit hard by the Coronavirus pandemic, but governments are struggling to find ways to reopen safely.
04-02-2021

EFSA to add its flavour to nutrition labelling debate

The EU food safety agency EFSA is to provide scientific advice to support the development of a future EU-wide system for front-of-pack nutrition labelling of foodstuffs, including setting conditions for nutrition and health claims on foods.
03-02-2021

MEPs to extend support to wine sector amid COVID, US tariffs uncertainty

European lawmakers have backed the Commission's proposal to extend the length of an aid package for winegrowers by an additional year.
29-01-2021

Agrifood Brief: Red meat, alcohol under fire in EU cancer plan

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:  we speak with Tassos Haniotis, director of strategy, simplification and policy...
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