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Economy & Jobs 17-03-2022

What the Ukrainian economy needs now

In an interview with EURACTIV, the Ukrainian Business and Trade Association (UBTA) argued for support to its agricultural industry, help with transport infrastructure and a Marshall plan for after the war.
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Agrifood 26-01-2022

Towards more sustainable animal breeding with Code EFABAR

There are standards and labels for everything, but some of them deserve to be in the spotlight. This is the case of Code EFABAR, the code that shows direct commitment to responsible farm animal and aquaculture breeding.
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Agrifood 08-12-2021

Why the future of farming lies in regenerative agriculture

With exciting new processes, innovations and technologies, farming today is more precise, more productive and more sustainable than ever before. The transformation has been startling.
Agrifood 07-12-2021

The European Green Deal – How does it impact EU food and drink SMEs?

How much do we know of the way food and drink SMEs adapt to legislation decided in Brussels? How do they cope with new requirements and transitional periods? What are their main challenges? Some SMEs are ahead of the curve, but their efforts sometimes go unnoticed.
Agrifood 06-12-2021

Between Farm and Fork: The role of innovative ingredients and food technology in achieving F2F objectives

Rewatch this EURACTIV Virtual Conference to find out how, through science-driven innovation, it will be possible to keep creating future-proof food and drink products responding to varied and evolving consumer demands while being safe, convenient and enjoyable for all.
Agrifood 03-12-2021

Live transport, gene editing, eco-schemes

This week, EURACTIV takes a look at the outcome of the vote on a report on live transport of animals, we explore the Commission's increasingly favorable stance to gene editing.
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Agrifood 14-10-2021

Innovation in animal health as a key contributor to the EU’s sustainability objectives

Lawmakers have set the political goals for enhanced agricultural sustainability, including higher animal welfare standards, antibiotic use reduction, and decreasing the impact of animal husbandry on the planet
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Agrifood 14-10-2021

The Farm to Fork Strategy is an Opportunity to Incentivise Food and Drink Reformulation

A harmonised FOP labelling system that is rooted in sound science and reflects progressive reformulation efforts by the industry can implement the goals of the Farm to Fork Strategy.
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Agrifood 15-09-2021

Regulation and business action – A positive path to a more sustainable food system

Our world has an environmental crisis on its hands. Our hands. Not something for the near or mid future. It’s here, now. Does anyone remain to be convinced?
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Agrifood 09-09-2021

Specialty Food Ingredients: supporting the safety of food and drinks

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To achieve healthier and more sustainable diets, aligned with the Farm to Fork strategy, we should not forget about an essential aspect of the food system: safe food. Specialty food ingredients play a key role in the manufacturing of food...
Agrifood 08-09-2021

Greek fires decimate honey sector, opening floodgates for cheap, fraudulent imports

The wildfires that swept across Greece this summer have decimated the country's beekeeping sector, leaving it vulnerable to a barrage of cheap and potentially fraudulent honey imports, EU farmers’ association COPA-COGECA has warned.
Agrifood 30-04-2021

Germany calls for mandatory labelling of egg products in the EU

German agriculture minister Julia Klöckner has proposed that products containing eggs must carry information on the housing system used for laying hens, but many of her European colleagues voiced concerns about the red tape this could entail.
Agrifood 04-12-2020

The European Food System: The transition towards sustainability and climate mitigation

Our society faces challenges more urgent than ever. The food sector is striving to transform the way that we produce, manage and consume food
Agrifood 28-08-2020

Rural vs. city: how do consumer preferences differ when it comes to food?

Consumers play a key role in the EU’s new flagship food policy, the Farm to Fork strategy, which works to encourage consumer uptake of healthy and sustainable food options as part of the strategy’s overall goal to improve the viability...
Agrifood 24-06-2020

Farm to Fork Strategy: What role of nutrients?

Looking at the future of agriculture in general, and the fertiliser industry in particular, the challenges of sustainable food production are apparent. Growing food demand will force farmers to invest in innovative tools to increase production, ensuring maximum efficiency from...
Agrifood 19-06-2020

Gene editing, CAP reform bickering, hospitality sector

Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet. German Green faction pushes for gene editing, overhaul of regulation In an unprecedented...
Agrifood 06-05-2020

Farm to Fork: Consumer power

Our collective survival cannot depend on individual consumer choices. Food policy is too important to be left to the companies that make and market our food. Real change will only come through clearer, bolder EU-wide targets and measures to lessen the environmental and health impacts of what we eat, writes Thilo Bode.
Agrifood 18-03-2020

German agriculture minister: Food supply chains function despite COVID-19

Supermarkets in Germany will not close and there will be no problems with food production, says German Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner. Meanwhile, at the European level, officials are seeking ways to simplify cross-border food transports. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 12-03-2020

Farm to Fork leak, circular economy plan and COVID-19

Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet. The latest draft of the Farm to Fork strategy, obtained by EURACTIV, features...
Agrifood 13-02-2020

Intensive farming, French court ruling and sugar tax

Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet. Intensive farming and the Green Deal In a recent tweet, Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski said that...
Agrifood 24-01-2020

Italy welcomes bioeconomy, kisses agricultural runoff goodbye

In 2017, Italy’s entire bioeconomy sector had a total turnover of €300 billion and, within 13 years, employed two million people. The country’s Bioeconomy Strategy was taken up a notch and made even more ambitious at the start of 2019. EURACTIV’s partner Agronotizie reports.
Agrifood 23-01-2020

Leave nothing to waste in agriculture: Spain’s race to top circular economy

The agrifood sector has no intention of staying behind in the race for leading the circular economy, in which everything, even the tiniest waste from crops and industries, can have an added value and help the economic, environmental and social sustainability. EURACTIV’s partner EFEAGRO reports.
Agrifood 23-01-2020

Transitional CAP, German protest, Brexit uncertainty

Welcome to EURACTIV's AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU.
Agrifood 28-11-2019

The EU’s outermost regions and their food: local flavours that break distances

The European Union (EU) has nine outermost territories shared between France, Spain and Portugal. Although geographically distant, these overseas territories are an essential part of the EU.