Embracing technology to feed a growing world

By |februar 24th, 2020|agricultural innovation, food sustainability, News|

It is time for America and Europe to work together to solve the next great challenge facing us - to produce enough food, with fewer inputs, to feed a growing world population - which means embracing innovation and technology in a safe, sustainable agri...

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French MEP calls for ‘realism’ in Farm to Fork strategy

By |januar 28th, 2020|agricultural innovation, digitalisation, ECJ, genetic modification, maize, new plant breeding techniques, News, Precision farming, sugar beet|

We will soon reach a “technological impasse in farming” which will require all the innovative solutions that we have at our disposal, including new plant breeding techniques (NPBTs), according to the General Director of the French association of Maize Producers, Céline Duroc.

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EU study to clarify gene editing court ruling further muddies waters

By |december 5th, 2019|agricultural innovation, Biotechnology, European Court of Justice, European Green Deal, genetic engineering, genetic modification, genetically modified organisms, GMOs, new plant breeding techniques, News|

After the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling that organisms obtained by new plant breeding techniques (NBTs) should, in principle, fall under the GMO Directive, the Council of the EU has requested a study from the Commission to clarify the situatio...

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2,500 scientists urge EU to reform environmentally ‘damaging’ CAP

By |november 5th, 2019|agricultural innovation, agricultural subsidies, CAP reform, digital agriculture, digital innovation, News, Precision farming|

Over 2,500 scientists across the EU have joined forces and reached out to the EU parliament in a letter urging them to “to act on the science, and undertake a far-reaching reform of the EU’s CAP without delay.”

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Digitalising agriculture: Opportunities and market control

By |marec 28th, 2019|agricultural innovation, agricultural research, CAP, development, digitalisation, EU Commission, Germany, News|

With the new CAP, the EU Commission is set to foster innovation and digitalisation in agriculture. German companies are hoping for multi-billion euro deals, yet management and infrastructural issues stand in the way.

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Genome editing is going to be high on next Parliament agenda, MEP says

By |marec 28th, 2019|agricultural innovation, ECJ, gene editing, Genome Editing, GMO directive, GMOs, new plant breeding techniques, News, Paolo De Castro|

Protecting plants genetically rather than chemically will become increasingly important in future farming, but this also highlights the need to solve the legal pitfall created by a recent European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling on gene editing, MEP Paol...

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Boosting farm innovation fast through cooperation

By |november 30th, 2018|agricultural innovation, EIP-AGRI, Horizon 2020, News, rural development|

The European innovations partnerships in agriculture (EIP-AGRI) build bridges between science and practice by connecting farmers, researchers, advisors businesses, and environmental groups.

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Nothing wrong with genome editing in agriculture

By |julij 27th, 2018|agricultural innovation, consumer protection, consumer safety, crops, EU court of Justice, fruit and vegetables, GMOs, mutagenesis, News|

While some may see the recent decision of the Court of Justice of the EU that states that organisms obtained by mutagenesis are GMOs and are therefore subject to obligations laid down by the GMO directive as a win for consumers, the reality is just the...

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G7 can tackle five priorities with one investment: agricultural research

By |junij 8th, 2018|agri-food sector, agricultural innovation, Climate Change, climate migration, Food, G7, gender inequality, News, sustainable development, unemployment|

This week the representatives of the world's most advanced economies grapple with complex challenges at the G7 summit. Smart investments need to be made to solve the five key issues addressed at the summit and the smartest investment is in agricultural research, writes Marcon Ferroni.

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MEP De Castro: New plant breeding techniques will ensure food quality and quantity

By |maj 11th, 2018|agricultural innovation, ECJ, Franziska Achterberg, GMO, GMOs, Greenpeace, new plant breeding techniques, News, Paolo De Castro|

The new plant breeding techniques (NPBTs) are a major opportunity to move toward sustainable agriculture and simultaneously ensure food quality for EU consumers, MEP Paolo De Castro told EURACTIV.com.

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