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19-11-2020

2020 – The ‘perfect storm’ for Europe’s SMEs?

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of Europe’s economy. They represent over 90% of all businesses in the EU. They employ around 100 million people, account for more than half of Europe’s GDP and play a key role...
04-11-2020

Plant-based naming and labelling: How draft regulation fits into the Farm to Fork strategy

The plant-based food market is booming in Europe and predicted to grow further in the coming years. The market is expected to increase to 2.4bn euros in 2025, from 1.5bn euros in 2018. In the EU, terms like “almond milk”...
04-11-2020

A sustainable brewing sector: What does it mean and how can it be accelerated?

The Covid-19 pandemic, coupled with the on-going threat of climate change, has put the spotlight on Europe’s food and drink sector. Suppliers, distributors and retailers have a collective responsibility to ensure their produce remains safe, nutritious, affordable and plentiful….observing the...
13-10-2020

European meat sector: What role for poultry meat in the F2F strategy?

Poultry is the most widely consumed meat in the world, and is enjoyed by many as part of a balanced diet. But the meat sector in general has come under intense scrutiny during the coronavirus crisis and has been a bone of contention throughout ongoing debates concerning the sustainability of the EU agricultural sector.
05-10-2020

The Business End of Farm to Fork: How can companies help deliver truly sustainable food systems?

The EU’s new flagship food policy – The Farm to Fork Strategy (F2F) – was released on May 20th, confirming the aspiration of the EU executive to transform the way of producing, distributing and consuming food in the EU and...
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07-09-2020

EU companies struggle to get their supplies in linseeds

When the approach to maximum residue levels (MRLs) for pesticides becomes dogmatic and driven by alleged concerns on the level playing-field for EU farmers, the EU is putting at risk security of imports of agricultural raw materials and EU jobs...
28-08-2020

Rural vs. city: how do consumer preferences differ when it comes to food?

Consumers play a key role in the EU’s new flagship food policy, the Farm to Fork strategy, which works to encourage consumer uptake of healthy and sustainable food options as part of the strategy’s overall goal to improve the viability...
28-07-2020

Unpacking the CAP: exploring the most common concerns

The EU’s common agricultural policy, or ‘CAP’ as it’s known, aims to support farmers and improve agricultural productivity, ensuring a stable supply of affordable food and that the EU’s farmers are able to make a reasonable living while also safeguarding...
13-07-2020

Rural broadband – Challenges and opportunities

The economic competitiveness of regions, and notably rural regions, depends on good connectivity. This means not just roads and railways, but also internet highways. Connectivity to fast internet in rural areas is still almost half of what it is on...
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10-07-2020

What is the reaction of the pesticides and biopesticides industry to the EU Farm to Fork and Sustainability strategies?

Géraldine Kutas, European Crop Protection Association (ECPA) Director General, discusses the industry's role in the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity 2030 strategy
01-07-2020

Food security & Climate change post-COVID – Improving the sustainability of EU agriculture

The Covid-19 pandemic has raised questions about the fragility of our food supply, putting food security back on the agenda. Coupled with the on-going threat of climate change, agriculture has a crucial role to play to ensure European food remains...
24-06-2020

Farm to Fork Strategy: What role of nutrients?

Looking at the future of agriculture in general, and the fertiliser industry in particular, the challenges of sustainable food production are apparent. Growing food demand will force farmers to invest in innovative tools to increase production, ensuring maximum efficiency from...
08-06-2020

Transparency in EU policymaking: The case of glyphosate

In June 2019, the European Council passed a review of the “General Food Law regulation” that has its roots in the European Citizens’ Initiative on glyphosate. In future, scientific information supporting risk assessment in the food chain and communication on...
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20-04-2020

Clear information on probiotics will benefit EU citizens

For IPA Europe to create a favourable environment for probiotics, with clear information on the label, will benefit EU citizens and contribute to cost savings at a societal level.
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03-04-2020

Probiotics needs in the European market

The majority of consumers already know what probiotics are and they are actively looking for it, but they can find only the products from outside Europe that are offered on e-commerce
17-03-2020

Balancing the agriculture supply chain, Spanish and community objectives.

The food value chain - primary, industry and distribution - lives in an unbalanced situation, in which farmers and ranchers are the most affected, with prices that are sometimes lower than production costs.
26-02-2020

Can good food be sold at the smallest price?

Can a pork cutlet which is on special offer be of high quality and still feed the farmer who produced it? Given the current imbalance in Germany's food industry, EURACTIV Germany travelled to Brandenburg to discuss good food and fair prices with one of the region's organic farmer.
10-02-2020

Sustainable Food Systems: Does the EU ‘Farm to Fork’ strategy have all the answers?

As the food sector strives to move towards more sustainable food systems and implementing the United Nations SDGs, it faces growing challenges such as climate change, resource depletion, and malnutrition, all affecting the sector and society alike.
03-02-2020

Common Agricultural Policy: How to encourage young people to get into agricultural profession?

EURACTIV France organised a round table to discuss the EU's Common Agricultural Policy after 2020 and the support for the renewal of generations of farmers.
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27-01-2020

Front of pack labelling: how to make Nutriscore meaningful for bottled vegetable oils

Ahead of the upcoming Commission report on nutrient profiles and of Farm to Fork strategy, FEDIOL assesses the implementation of the Nutriscore for bottled vegetable oils and puts forward concrete suggestions to align it with EU nutrition and health claims and with existing national and WHO international nutritional recommendations.
23-01-2020

Challenges in sustainable agriculture of Croatian small-scale farmers

Protection of small family farms (OPG) and encouraging young farmers is one of the main objective of agricultural policy in Croatia. Still agricultural sector in Croatia suffers a negative image of being unprofitable and undermined.
22-01-2020

The situation of small farms in Europe

What is needed to support small and large farms and what are the possibilities for small-area farms to innovate and better adapt to market needs.
11-12-2019

Bayer scientist: ‘Regulation and risk assessment must evolve with technology’

Since new breeding technologies such as gene editing are still new and evolving, risk assessments and regulations also need to be evolving, says a molecular biologist for Bayer Life Science company. Dr Larry Gilberston, Ph.D., spoke to EURACTIV about the...
28-11-2019

The EU’s outermost regions and their food: local flavours that break distances

The European Union (EU) has nine outermost territories shared between France, Spain and Portugal. Although geographically distant, these overseas territories are an essential part of the EU.
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