France launches public consultation on ‘pesticides-free zones’

By |september 10th, 2019|agricultural policy, Anses, EFSA, France, Health and Food Safety, News, Pesticides, security measures|

France's government has launched a public consultation about its measure related to creating relatively narrow pesticide-free zones around houses, which civil society sees as insufficient. EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'environnement reports.

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Soil ‘completely underestimated’ in EU climate strategy

By |julij 12th, 2018|2050 climate strategy, agricultural policy, Energy Roadmap 2050, land use, land use change, News, soil, soil directive, soil protection|

While climate change takes a toll on agriculture and land use contributes to warming the planet, soils still find little attention from policymakers in their climate strategies.

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EU and GMOs: The case for a knowledge-based society

By |september 21st, 2017|agricultural policy, CJEU, genetically modified corn, genetically modified organisms, GMO, GMOs, News|

Albert Einstein said, “It is harder to crack prejudice than an atom.” A persistent prejudice in the EU is that against GMOs. An EU court judgment has restated that fears are unfounded, but will Europe take the opportunity to become a science-based society, ask Roberto Defez and Dennis Eriksson.

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Commission: EU needs ‘broad reflection’ on new breeding techniques and beyond

By |maj 4th, 2017|agricultural policy, Innovation, new plant breeding techniques, News, plant breeding|

A “broad EU reflection” on new breeding techniques and innovation in the seeds sector and beyond is needed, European Commission sources told EURACTIV.com in the light of a new scientific report on genetic engineering techniques in agriculture.

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After the CAP: What future for British agri-trade ?

By |marec 13th, 2017|agricultural policy, Article 50, Brexit, Brexit negotiations, British European policy, farmers, lord Teverson, Molly Scott Cato, National Farmers’ Union, News|

With Article 50 set to be triggered this month, negotiations will begin on Britain’s exit from the EU.

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