Agrifood Archives

  • Animal health law: A power tool against illegal puppy trade?

    04-04-2019

    The EU needs around 8 million puppies annually to meet consumer demand - far beyond legitimate breeders’ capacity. As a result, the illegal online puppy trade is booming, and state-of-the-art trafficking networks benefit from a market approximately worth over €1 billion per year, writes Georgia Diamantopoulou.

  • Why the new CAP will be worse for the climate and farmers

    02-04-2019

    With €365 billion between 2021-2027 the Common Agricultural Policy will continue to represent the second biggest budget of the EU. The CAP’s objectives remain largely unchanged since 1962 and need to be radically reviewed if we want them to reflect social demands and the finite environmental limits, write a group of Green MEPs.

  • Crunch time for factory farming in Europe

    28-03-2019

    On 2 April, the European Parliament’s agriculture committee will have its say on the next seven years of the EU’s common agricultural policy (CAP). Will MEPs choose family farms over factory farms?

  • Only a nutrition-sensitive CAP can deliver on climate and health

    27-03-2019

    The evidence is clear: to secure a thriving future for people and planet we need to collectively transform our eating patterns towards healthier, more plant-rich diets. The EU’s common agricultural policy (CAP) can facilitate this transition. But several misunderstandings hinder progress.  

  • The EU must bury the debate on harmful fisheries subsidies once and for all

    27-03-2019

    With our oceans and seas in a critical state of degradation from fleet overcapacity and overfishing, reintroducing subsidies that boost these activities must not be permitted, writes Ignacio Fesco Vanzini.

  • Why new CAP must place small sustainable producers at the centre

    25-03-2019

    A new report published by a network of  European grassroots civil society organisations calls for a Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) and wider policy framework that explicitly favours small-scale sustainable producers and re-localisation of food supply-chains, write Chris Chancellor and Geneviève Savigny. Chris …

  • Healthy Breakfast: definitions, benefits and recommendations

    Promoted content 21-03-2019

    Breakfast is frequently regarded as the most important meal of the day, and although every meal is important, science has shown that a daily breakfast provides a wide range of health benefits not only on physical, but also on mental health.

  • No water, no agriculture

    14-03-2019

    The state of Europe’s water ecosystems puts a big question mark over the future availability of freshwater, for people and for all manner of industry, not least for food production and agriculture, writes Jabier Ruiz.

  • The importance of dietary fibre in the daily diet

    Promoted content 13-03-2019

    Nowadays, fibre intake in most European countries is below the recommended levels, with average intakes as low as 12.7 and 13.6g per day in Spain and UK, respectively.

     

  • Women rural entrepreneurs deserve greater attention to keep European rural area vibrant

    Special Report | Promoted content 08-03-2019

    Now more than ever, rural women and especially women farmers have a key role to play in the development and preservation of vibrant rural areas.

  • ‘Wine in Moderation’ – a unique international movement

    Promoted content 26-02-2019

    Wine in Moderation celebrates 10 years of social responsibility in the wine sector and looks forwards to the future while it strives to continuously evolve, meeting today’s world challenges for a balanced lifestyle.

  • Aviation risks undercutting EU’s new renewables rules

    Aviation 11-02-2019

    The ink is barely dry on the EU’s revised renewable energy policy and already it is under threat from the aviation sector, warn Jori Sihvonen and Andrew Murphy.

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