Agrifood Archives

  • 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

    06-02-2019

    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

    30-01-2019

    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

    28-01-2019

    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

    28-01-2019

    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.

  • Cutting down on ammonia emissions in the EU: for healthier and more sustainable food production

    Promoted content 24-01-2019

    Ammonia emissions – ammonia released into the atmosphere in high concentrations pollute the air we breathe and represent a significant threat to human health and the environment. It is time to act. The EU has already put in place measures to …

  • Time to give up sacred EU budget cows

    18-01-2019

    As EU member states debate the bloc’s next 7-year budget, no sector should be off-limits. Annika Hedberg argues that each euro spent should provide added value for the EU and its citizens, including the agricultural sector, a major recipient of EU money.

  • Is eating at the wrong time a handicap for our biological clock?

    Promoted content 21-12-2018

    Until now, research to address the rising incidence of overweight, obesity and metabolic diseases has focused on analysing the impact of diet composition by asking: what are we eating?  However, less attention has been paid to another aspect of nutrition: when are we eating?

  • Shocking cases of illegal fishing in EU highlight the need for stronger fisheries control

    20-12-2018

    The European Parliament and the Council must take into consideration recent cases of illegal fishing activities in order to be better prepared for the negotiations over the EU Fisheries Control System’s revision starting next year, writes Elisabeth Druel. Elisabeth Druel is …

  • Catch 22: Why too many EU vessels still chase too few fish

    18-12-2018

    The reformed Common Fisheries Policy contain the tools to deliver profitable fisheries, thriving fish stocks and lively coastal communities. To combat over-fishing, the EU and member states must act now, demands Jan Isakson.

  • EU protein plan: will the cure be worse than the disease?

    17-12-2018

    On 17 December, EU agriculture ministers will discuss ideas published by the European Commission to reduce the amount of unsustainable overseas soy imported into the EU – by growing more here, writes Stanka Becheva.

     

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