Kyriakides: Investments will match EU’s ambition on sustainable food systems

By |julij 9th, 2020|agricultural innovation, agriculture and trade, common agricultural policy, common fisheries policy, Farm to Fork, food imports, food sustainability, Horizon Europe, News, Stella Kyriakides, sustainability|

The EU's determination to become a global leader in sustainability will be matched by investments in solutions to deliver on the commitments set out in the EU's new food policy, Commissioner Stella Kyriakides told EURACTIV.com in an exclusive interview.

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Putting all pieces together is Farm to Fork’s nitty-gritty

By |julij 8th, 2020|agricultural innovation, Common Agicultural Policy, Farm to Fork, News, Paolo De Castro, Pierre Bascou, Precision farming, Tassos Haniotis, Thomas Waitz|

Reconciling all the numerous policy areas involved in the Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy within one coherent framework has become one of the toughest challenges in the implementation of the EU's new flagship food policy.

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EU farmers: Unlock potential of agricultural drones or risk falling behind

By |julij 6th, 2020|agricultural drones, agricultural innovation, agricultural technology, Copa-Cogeca, drone, Farm to Fork, News, sustainable use directive, sustainable use of pesticides directive|

Agriculture stakeholders are calling on the European Commission to update the sustainable use of pesticides directive (SUD) and allow the use of drones for aerial spraying of pesticides.

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Food security & Climate change post-COVID – Improving the sustainability of EU agriculture

By |julij 1st, 2020|agricultural innovation, agriculture, Biodiversity, Farm to Fork, News|

The Covid-19 pandemic has raised questions about the fragility of our food supply, putting food security back on the agenda. Coupled with the on-going threat of climate change, agriculture has a crucial role to play to ensure European food remains...

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How much does it cost to ‘sweeten’ a day’s work?

By |junij 22nd, 2020|agricultural innovation, beetroot, Biotechnology, gene editing, genetic engineering, News, sugar, sugar beet|

History of agriculture and food has always been the result of constant attempts and innovation, as the impact of beetroot on sugar production and price has shown in the past, three researchers write.

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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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