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Agrifood 04-11-2021

Textile transparency issues will not vanish with upcoming EU’s strategy

The European Commission's plan to guide and support the EU textile industry in emerging from the COVID-19 crisis might fall short when it comes to the traceability of textile raw materials.
Agrifood 15-10-2021

‘Farmer-friendly’ data collection sets the stage for sustainable solutions

With a growing demand for sustainable products, reliable data is key for farmers to improve their production practices and prove their green credentials. But how can this be done in practice? EURACTIV takes a closer look at one protocol putting this into action.
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Agrifood 15-10-2021

U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol

There is an urgent need for a harmonised framework on corporate communications around product sustainability, and the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol welcomes the EU’s efforts to drive greater sustainability in global supply chains, including in the textiles sector.
Agrifood 13-10-2021

Fashion brands at the test of setting sustainable standards

Consumers' craving for ever-increasing sustainable products is leaving its mark on the textile industry, creating a shift toward a 'greener' manufacturing process that requires new ways to assess its impact on the environment.
Agrifood 13-10-2021

Exploring farming sustainability options

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As the EU's flagship food policy, the Farm to Fork, and its complementary relative, the Biodiversity Strategy, aim to improve sustainability at all levels of the food chain, the focus is now on the tools that could deliver such ambition.