Agrifood

13-07-2018

Greening European agriculture: Can the new CAP be really green?

Environmental pressure and climate change are some of the main challenges facing agriculture today. The 2013 Common Agricultural Policy reform addressed these problems with “greening” measures, in an attempt to make the direct payments system more environment-friendly.
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Share a Snack
09-07-2018

Share A Snack: do you REALLY know about savoury snacks?

The European Snacks Association (ESA) recently organised the 5th edition of its “Share A Snack” event on the crowded Place Luxembourg to raise awareness about savoury snacks products and debunk common myths in a convivial atmosphere.
Politics 03-07-2018

Lobbyist: In Brussels, the balance of power is in the camp of NGOs

It’s crucial for the industry to move from a defensive to a pro-active attitude and be able to communicate with the public and social networks in order to achieve a science-based policy making.
08-06-2018

EU health chief: Some politicians spoke too ‘loudly’ against glyphosate before elections

Some politicians spoke loudly before the election proposing to immediately ban glyphosate, but after the election, they were “welcomed to reality”, Andriukaitis said.
06-06-2018

How should we regulate pesticides? Solutions for safe, transparent decision-making

Over the past months, discussion has heated up regarding the use and safety of pesticides in Europe. All stakeholders are calling for a transparent and science-based approach. But how can policy-makers ensure that the authorisation procedure really is based on sound research?
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01-06-2018

Water and the Common Agricultural Policy

Water and agriculture are both essential for life. European agricultural policy must protect our valuable drinking water resources.
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29-05-2018

Addressing ammonia volatilisation in Europe

Reducing ammonia emissions from agriculture is a crucial issue in Europe. What practical measures could be put in place to support sustainable European farming?
25-05-2018

Eric Andrieu on Efsa, PEST committee and France

French MEP Eric Andrieu discusses the role of the EP’s PEST Committee, which he chairs, to respond to comments suggesting that it is at a dead-end.
24-05-2018

Innovation in agriculture for a secure food supply

The European farming sector today faces a number of challenges: producing better food for a growing population while respecting the environment and ensuring good living standards to farmers.
18-05-2018

Reducing emissions in agriculture: What solutions for a more sustainable farming sector?

Agriculture is one of the sectors most affected by climate change. However, it also contributes to the release of gases like ammonia and greenhouse gases (GHGs), affecting the quality of air and biodiversity.
26-04-2018

Financing EU agriculture after 2020: What future for the CAP?

The recent European Commission’s Communication on The Future of Food and Farming, published at the end of 2017, announced a shift away from a unified set of requirements decided in Brussels for the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy.
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09-03-2018

Europe’s Food and Drink Industry celebrates successes of Single Market

FoodDrinkEurope marks the 25th anniversary of the Single Market — and the wide variety of food and drink it offers to consumers across Europe — with a new campaign that celebrates the diversity of products available.
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21-02-2018

Europe’s Food & Drink Industry celebrates successes of Single Market

FoodDrinkEurope marks the 25th anniversary of the Single Market — and the wide variety of food and drink it offers to consumers across Europe — with a new campaign that celebrates the diversity of products available.
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Fact Checking Science: Shaping the governance of scientific advice in the EU

What can EU institutions do to reinvigorate trust in EU government? Members of the European Parliament, in particular, play a key role in this process.
30-01-2018

Survey: agriculture and environmental protection – an odd couple?

Agriculture accounts for a great share of greenhouse gas emissions. EURACTIV Germany has asked participants of the Grüne Woche fair in Berlin how the CAP can help reach the Paris climate goals.
Which Agricultural sectors will Brexit impact most
17-01-2018

Which Agricultural sectors will Brexit impact most?

Agriculture is an international business: the UK produces just 60% of its AgriFood consumption, while 70% of its production is exported to the EU.
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Energy 10-01-2018

Ethanol producers promote Paris Agreement goals with UNFCCC

Sustainable biofuels such as corn ethanol are climate solutions ready for use today, as the Climate Ethanol Alliance showed at COP 23 in Bonn.
Development Policy 20-12-2017

Development through agriculture, the farmer’s way

Belgian farmer Remy Schiffeleers founded the association "Farmers Without Borders" 30 years ago, inviting young farmers from Benin, Senegal, Mali come to Belgium and learn how to produce goat cheese.
Health 07-12-2017

Promotion of healthy diets in the EU: What role for breakfast?

Healthy nutrition is one of the essential elements of the EU agenda aiming at reducing obesity levels.
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06-12-2017

Can you spot the difference?

This film highlights in a very visual way the role that steel can play in reducing food waste.
06-12-2017

Digitising European farming equipment: The way forward for successful and sustainable farming?

Innovation and digitisation have become an increasingly important dimension in European farming to ensure profitable, competitive and sustainable products. Precision farming is becoming more and more of a reality across Europe.
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Is the CAP fit for purpose? NGOs BirdLife, EEB and NABU publish results of shadow Fitness Check

“There’s no such thing as a free lunch” is an old saying. And it really does apply to the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which currently makes up the largest part, almost 40%, of the EU budget.
Politics 27-10-2017

Tweets of the Week: Me Too, Glyphosate, and ePrivacy

"Me too" hashtag sparks harassment debate, Commission loses over glyphosate hate, and ePrivacy vote opens lobby floodgate.
23-10-2017

Rural development in Europe: How can the CAP support social cohesion and growth?

Rural areas cover 52% of the EU’s territory and are home to 112 million people. They find employment not only in the agricultural sector, but also in the food industry and tourism, which employ nearly 15 million people.