Agrifood Archives

  • No water, no agriculture


    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.

  • No water, no reuse


    The European Parliament can save the entire water reuse project, or render the whole exercise until now worthless when it votes on 12 February, writes Roberto Mazzini.

  • Europe’s palm oil strategy is fading

    Promoted content 07-02-2019

    A vote by the French National Assembly to exclude palm oil from their list of eligible biofuels will have implications for the EU's new renewable energy law, writes Pierre Bois d’Enghien.

  • EU food alert system exposed to antimicrobial resistant contamination


    On 25 October 2018, the European Parliament adopted a new legislative framework for veterinary medicinal products and medicated feed, which are a step forward in preventing the rise in antibiotic resistance.

  • Big agri-food industry aims to kill ‘End The Cage Age’ initiative


    The Big Agri industry has launched a multi-pronged attack on the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) to End The Cage Age – a direct democracy tool that enables European citizens to request an end to the use of cages for farm animals, writes Olga Kikou.

  • Citizens are fed up with industrial agriculture


    Europe's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) was a big issue at this year's Green Week in Berlin. With all the billions of euros available, the agro-ecological transition is more than possible, especially if subsidies to agribusiness and factory farms were stopped, write Harriet Bradley and Trees Robijns.

  • Exercise to keep your heart healthy

    Promoted content 28-01-2019

    Remember those heady days, right around New Year’s Eve, when you made a resolution to finally get yourself a gym membership and start working out again? Because you were dedicated to making 2019 the year you shed those extra pounds …

  • E10 safe in all petrol cars


    Folklore shouldn’t stop progress: if a car works fine with today’s petrol from EU filling stations, it will work just fine with the new E10 petrol, writes Ethanol Europe's James Cogan.

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