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Agrifood 20-06-2022

Agrifood podcast: Pesticide regulation, nature restoration, insect tasting

This week, EURACTIV’s agrifood team talks you through the EU’s pesticide framework revision and the 12th World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministerial meeting. We also spoke to Simonas Šatūnas, head of cabinet of the EU’s environment Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius, about nature...
Agrifood 10-06-2022

Agrifood Brief: Agritourism in Alghero

“You need more water,” Monica Pasqua, owner and founder of a small agritourism business on the Italian island of Sardinia, said as she peered at my (admittedly feeble) attempts at moulding pasta dough into the traditional Sardinian 'malloreddus'.
Agrifood 03-06-2022

Agrifood Brief: CAP’s climate spending – All bark, no bite

The EU budget’s contribution to climate action in agriculture has been overstated by a whopping €60 billion, according to a damning new auditors report which also sheds light on the neglected implementation phase of policy-making. Auditors found the European Commission’s...
Agrifood 23-05-2022

Agrifood Podcast: New French agri minister, CAP on pause, EU Ombudsman

This week, EURACTIV’s agrifood team discusses the agenda for the upcoming meeting of EU agricultural ministers, which will be the first for France’s new agricultural minister, Marc Fesneau, who has a shiny new addition to his title, we talk about...
Agrifood 13-05-2022

Agrifood Brief: A sad tale from the farm

This week, EURACTIV travelled to the Vendée region of Western France to meet two generations of a farming family who are struggling to make ends meet amid rising costs and a rapidly changing society.
Agrifood 06-05-2022

Agrifood Brief: Who’s afraid of Farm to Fork?

Has the recent debate over food security somehow compromised the sustainable ambitions of the Green Deal food chapter, the Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy? That’s the question that – very timidly – many in EU the bubble have started to...
Agrifood 08-04-2022

Agrifood Podcast: Janusz from the bloc, French elections, Groundhog Day

Feeling lost about everything that has happened this week in the agrifood world? No need to worry, EURACTIV’s agrifood team has your back. In this week’s podcast, we cover all the major events this week, from food security to the...
Agrifood 08-04-2022

Agrifood Brief: A little less conversation, a little more action please

What do Elvis and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have in common? Besides their debonair good looks and suave style, more importantly, both want us to know: It’s now or never.
Agrifood 01-04-2022

Agrifood Brief: The EU’s Trojan horse moment 

Legend has it that the Greeks tried for over a decade to conquer the ancient city of Troy, to no avail. And so, in a devious but particularly brilliant move, they decided to build a huge wooden horse and leave...
Agrifood 01-04-2022

Agrifood Podcast: New pesticides proposal leak, food security & UN rapporteur

This week, EURACTIV is once again talking about the hot topic on everyone’s lips right now – food security – and we hear about how German companies are cashing in from the Belarus sanctions. We also discuss our thoughts about...
Agrifood 25-03-2022

Agrifood Podcast: Pesticides proposal ‘postponement’, food affordability & security

This week, EURACTIV’s agrifood team discusses food accessibility, affordability and security in light of the Ukraine war, as well as the news that the European Commission decided to ‘postpone’ (although not in their words) the proposal of the sustainable use...
Agrifood 11-03-2022

Agrifood Brief: Guardians of the Green galaxy

Amid rising concerns over Europe’s food security, the EU’s sustainable goals for the farming sector have taken many blows in recent weeks. But now, it seems, the 'green empire' strikes back.
Agrifood 25-02-2022

Special CAPitals Agrifood Brief: A closer look at CAP plans

National strategic plans (NSPs) are one of the main novelties of the reformed Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which will run from 2023 to 2027.
Agrifood 18-02-2022

Agrifood Brief: Fe-brew-ary is the tipsiest month

It might be the shortest one, but February is also undoubtedly the month in which we've heard the most about alcohol in the EU bubble.
Agrifood 18-02-2022

EU-Africa, Galentine’s day & an Italian farm trip

This week, EURACTIV’s agrifood team explores what the EU-Africa summit holds for the agrifood sector, we are joined by Brendan Coolsaet.
Agrifood 11-02-2022

Agrifood Brief: The last score that broke the label’s back

The latest episode in the Nutri-score drama provides a clue that we are closing in on the season’s finale. Enough is enough, Italians must have thought when they’ve read the latest idea put forward by Serge Hercberg, the professor of...
Agrifood 11-02-2022

Pesticides week, AGRIFISH in Strasbourg, Slovakia’s CAP plan

This week is the week of pesticides, with both the leak of the Sustainable Use of Pesticides Directive and new rules aimed at accelerating the approval process of biopesticides.
Agrifood 28-01-2022

Agrifood Brief: CAP 2.0 or same old C*AP?

The UK’s departure from the EU now means that it is free to design its own menu of agricultural policies, à la carte, to replace the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). So naturally, like nosy curtain-twitching neighbours, we’re all wondering what...
Agrifood 21-01-2022

Agrifood Brief: Mirror, mirror – or a wall?

How to make trade the fairest of them all? That was the big theme of the French EU presidency, under which agricultural minister Julien Denormandie made his debut as chair of the agriculture and fisheries (AGRIFISH) Council this week. The...
Agrifood 14-01-2022

Wolves, CAP plans, agri-trademarks

Welcome back! For our first podcast of 2022, EURACTIV’s agrifood news team brings you up to speed with where we’re at on the CAP national strategic plans
Agrifood 10-12-2021

Agrifood Brief, powered by European Snacks Association: Green Rush

As more green agriculture products such as sustainable pesticides and non-chemical fertilisers are released on the market, an increasing number of green trademarks have been registered in the EU over the past 25 years.
Agrifood 10-12-2021

A look back, a look forward, & some humble bragging

In the last EURACTIV agrifood podcast of 2021, EURACTIV's agrifood news team takes a trip down memory lane to discuss the biggests moments and themes from 2021.
Agrifood 03-12-2021

Agrifood Brief, powered by European Snacks Association: Gene-ie in a bottle 

GMOs have been known to rub the German Greens the wrong way. But as the party is entering into a three-way coalition government and pragmatists are gaining ground, its opposition to all things gene-editing is becoming a little less clear-cut.
Agrifood 26-11-2021

Agrifood Brief: It ain’t over ’til it’s over

So, in the immortal words of the Looney Toons, that’s all folks - the CAP is officially a wrap.