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Jeremy Rifkin
Agrifood 26-11-2015

Jeremy Rifkin: ‘Number two cause of global warming emissions? Animal husbandry’

An estimated 40% of all the agricultural land in the world today is used to grow feed grains for beef production, a trend that is set to worsen with the rise of the middle class in Asia, warns Jeremy Rifkin.
Agrifood 02-10-2015

Fabrice Nicolino: in agriculture, ‘what has been done can be undone’

Fabrice Nicolino spoke to the Journal de l'Environnement about the "huge muck-up that agriculture has become". He said it is not too late for things to change. 
Agrifood 20-09-2012

Cypriot minister: Fate of ‘green’ CAP hinges on budget talks

The Common Agricultural Policy, now in its 50th year, is due to get a greener makeover as it enters a new decade. But much hinges on the fate of the EU’s 2014-2020 budget, says Sofoclis Aletraris, the Cypriot agriculture minister whose country holds the rotating EU presidency.
Agrifood 30-03-2012

Pesticides chief: ‘We were not really listening to societal concerns’

After years of trying to persuade consumers that their products present no health or environmental risk, the pesticides industry has now recognised its failure to address wider society concerns. Friedhelm Schmider of industry group ECPA promises "a huge change of mindset" in engaging with consumers and farmers.
Agrifood 27-03-2012

Researcher: How to make food supplies secure and sustainable

Proper crop nutrition and sharing of knowledge and technology between developing and developed countries can help address the food needs of the planet’s growing population, says a top researcher for the Oslo-based fertiliser company Yara.
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